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So, What Tablet PC Would I Recommend?



Since posting my article about Dell and the continual problems with N-Trig, I’ve received some inquires about what Tablet PC I would recommend instead of the Latitude XT Tablet PC.

As most folks know, this is a very personal decision. There are many factors to consider: how you work, do you work while standing, power vs battery, touch vs pen only, weight, etc. All of that said, here are the tablets I’d be taking a serious look at. I’m a keyboard user, so you’ll only find convertibles in this list:



  1. Borgel

    10/20/2008 at 12:45 pm

    Thats good to hear. I ordered an x200t and it should be here thisFriday, so hopefully it will work out.

  2. JuneBelle

    10/20/2008 at 12:56 pm

    The T2020 is nice; but, me being a person who wants to create images that are, at least, 2000 x 2000 pixels, I need more power.
    Hence the fact that I am on the verge of ordering a T5010 with a modular bay battery.


  3. Gavin Miller

    10/20/2008 at 1:26 pm

    For a sturdy, powerful tablet don’t forget to consider the Portege m700/750.

  4. ynohtna

    10/20/2008 at 3:22 pm

    I want to buy an x200t but it’s not ready in canada yet! grrrr

  5. harv

    10/20/2008 at 5:14 pm

    I didn’t see the option on the HP webpage for 2730p to have it supplied with an SSD. There is a note at the bottom of the page but I’m not seeing any “customization” link either. Any idea when those options will be available?

  6. Justin

    10/20/2008 at 5:15 pm

    I’m waiting for the X200t as well ynohtna; CDW lists some “incoming” and Lenovo is not willing to give a status update (somebody reported the end of this week, and/or next sale).

    I would recommend purchasing from a reseller like or Directdial as Lenovo has really crappy customer service and wait times.

  7. Justin

    10/20/2008 at 5:22 pm

    Update: I just spoke with CDW Canada and they said even though the site lists “incoming quantity” as 7 (currently) they are still on a 3-4 week lead time.

  8. Konstantinos

    10/21/2008 at 4:13 pm

    im considering buying my first tablet pc and i am also between those 3!
    The most important things for me is better feel smooth inking, screen, battery life, weight and would prefer it with SL9400.

    which one you think is closer to what i want?


  9. Rob Bushway

    10/21/2008 at 5:05 pm

    Konstantinos: I hate to say it, but I think you’d be happy with either. suggestion: contact and see if they can set you up with a free 48 hour demo of the ones you are leaning toward.

  10. Konstantinos

    10/21/2008 at 5:15 pm

    Rob i also think i will be happy with either (as it will be my first one :D) but there is a problem with your suggestion :P

    I live in Greece and unfortunately i cant see-touch any of them here :(
    thats why i need the opinion-suggestion of experts like you :D

    (i am math student so i will keep notes of maths which means that i wont need greek language recognition )

  11. Rob Bushway

    10/21/2008 at 5:20 pm

    out of the three, ( personally speaking ), I would go for the x200t first, the 2730p, then the t2020. the x200t and the 2730p are pretty darn close, though, and you couldn’t go wrong with either.

  12. Bruce

    10/22/2008 at 11:01 pm

    Rob, There’s an SSD option for a surprisingly low price. Tinyurl link to hp website active 10/23/08:

    Maybe it’s a price mistake? it shows $1899. Even at that price, it’s still not enough storage for me. I wonder if it’s the Intel SSD X18-M or not. Doesn’t say.

  13. Lenovo coupons

    10/30/2008 at 2:41 pm

    a lenovo tablet

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