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10/10/2005 12:23:29 PM · #1
Does anyone have a Tablet PC..slate or convertible? I'm going to have to get one in a few weeks and want to know any gripes orpraises you guys have on particular models? I'm looking at the Motion Computing LE1600. Any other suggestions?
10/10/2005 12:33:27 PM · #2
I have used the HP Compaq tablets for a few years now. The latest is the HP Compaq Tablet tc4200 (more info). I don't have the latest, but know of several people that do. Haven't heard of any problems/issues/gripes about it.
10/10/2005 07:55:16 PM · #3
Bump for the evening.
10/10/2005 08:02:25 PM · #4
I just bought a Gateway notebook/tablet for a contractor that works for me. Won't be here for another week or so. Price seemed pretty good - about $1,200. I'll post my comments when I get it if it's not too late for ya.
10/10/2005 08:33:11 PM · #5
Thanks Ken. It willbe about a month before I get one. I'm looking at the slate from Motion. Here is a link.
Is it possible to select and do other Photoshop things with a tablet? I know it wont be as percise as a graphics tablet, but just a thot flash I just now had.
10/10/2005 08:35:34 PM · #6
I have the Gateway convertible I bought about a year ago; I think it's great. But I still like my dual monitor desktop better, and I haven't been traveling much this past year, so it hasn't gotten as good of a workout as my previous laptops have.
10/10/2005 08:47:04 PM · #7
Neil, this is going to be my mobile unit in my new Chiropractic office. The software I'm going to be using allows the office to be virtually paperless. I'm going to have my desktop in the Office Managers office so she can use it there, but in the adjusting rooms, I'm going to be using the slate Tablet to go from room to room. How does your battery hold up? I think I will have to get the extended battery for an xtra 200 bucks tho.
I'm just excited to et everything going and start seeing sick people.
Make it a great night!
10/10/2005 09:41:11 PM · #8
It has very good battery life. It might be good enough just to get two regular batteries, and keep one charged, swap, charged, swap. That's better for the battery anyway.

The screen is great, though I don't know if flourescent lighting is an issue as it is with some notebooks.

I should clarify that I have the older, M275, not the newer 280.
10/11/2005 12:56:56 PM · #9
I also use a tablet and was quite enthused with them for some time.

None of them are real powerhouses. Motion brand is pretty good, I think they are the ones that have the insane 14 hour lifespans right?

I didn't want to go with the HP because although they have awesome - possibly the best - screens, I found them to be far too expensive for what they offered. I found a couple in the local market for fairly cheap.

I really liked the Tatung Tangy computers as well, and almost bought one direct, but they are not sold retail anywhere really (ok, well I know of a couple of places), and are pretty expensive to buy individually.

I really wanted something very slim and very light, so I felt the 10 or 12 inch models were good choices for portability.

Unfortunately, in the end, I also realized I needed computing power and that optical drive too. If I had waited, I could have gotten the recently released Acer 314xmi that actually has a dual layer dvd burner as well as an Nvidia Geforce 3d card and DDR2Ram. Oh well.

I have the Acer 302xci and it is really great as a computer and good as a tablet. The pen accuracy is decent, the screen is good and the power is more than reasonable. I wouldn't recommend it for your use though. I would however say that Tablet PC's are a very good way to go. If I could have done it again, I probably would have done a slate style plus a cheap desktop p4.

A PCMCIA slot is a must. If you want to play with photos on a tablet, try what I did. There are some buttons that Microsoft has required all Windows XP for Tablet PC Edition licensers to include on all their computers. On my computer I have a Ctrl-alt-del key and a screen rotation key and a couple of arrow keys. Acer was clever and included a Function button as well that isn't required. I was able then to move all the basic functions of they keys to the FN + button and added Shift, Ctrl and Alt as my arrowup, arrow down and screen rotation buttons. I can also right click with a little button on the side of the stylus.

The only drawback I see is that most LCD screens have particular angles which are better, but see what you are comfortable with.

Just noticed that Acer has released a few new Tablet models. Woo. They are using TFT screens too which are a little easier to view.

Edit: For those that get excited about that sort of thing, check it out.... drooool.

Message edited by author 2005-10-11 13:01:30.
10/25/2005 10:46:17 AM · #10
Does anyone have anything to say about the Acer C312 or C314? I think I'm leaning toward either one of those. I will be ording friday too!!
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