tablet pc

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by trainmaster77, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i have never been a fan of portables .. but the time has come and i have a need for a tablet pc. There is one big problem ... i have weight restrictions put on me from doctors .. and i need it for keeping notes. ..wireless access ..ect ect.

    Im almost 6'7 so a laptop keyboard is out of the question... my hands are too big ..which is why id prefer a tablet for writing instead of typing.

    Any suggestions.... seems my given budget is under 2000 usd. I appreciate any help in advance.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    So you need something thin and light, with good battery life, and you plan to use ink more often than a keyboard. Sounds like slates would be the ideal form factor for you. You can then plug in an full-size USB keyboard if and when you need one. The downside to slates is that they're usually quite pricey compared to convertible tablets or regular laptops.

    Motion Computing is well-known for its slates. Take a look and see if any of them catch your eye: http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/
     
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  4. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    thank you to both of yall. It seems the slate is the best way to go.
     
  5. 1badtech

    1badtech OSNN Junior Addict

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    Motion Computing's latest tablet is the LE1600 and is quite pricey. You may be able to save money by buying the older version M1400 or even buying a used one. A lot of people are upgrading to the LE1600 so there are a lot of used M1400 for sale.

    Motion Computing also came out with a smaller version of their tablet with an 8" screen. It's the LS800 and is very light. The only downside to this is it doesn't have a PCMCIA slot.
     
  6. Sazar

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    Another thumbsup for motion computing for tablets and slates. They are pricey but good at what they do.
     
  7. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    they do seem pricey. the deal is i used to be a locomotive engineer and was in an accident ..surgery ..blah blah and now they are sending me to college ... they started with a 1000usd budget but now just talked them into purchasing the HP tc1100 with 1 gig ram and 1.2 intell processor along with most of the bells and whistles. Ill let yall know what i think of it. the slate is really all i need for school anyway.
     
  8. NetRyder

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    The tc1100 looks like a very nice machine too. I'd really like to get a Tablet at some point in the future, but I'll be looking at the convertibles.
    Hey Sazar, when's Dell coming out with some Tablets man? :D
     
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    We just bought a couple of the Motion Computing LE1600s and so far they have been great. They were bought as a test of sorts to see how well they worked out and now we are probably going to equip most everyone that has a laptop with them.

    Thumbs Up on the Motion Computing.

    Another thing with them that turned out to be a plus was the turn around. They told us when we ordered that it would be about 3 to 4 weeks before we got them. They showed up one week after the order instead.