tablet pc


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19 Feb 2005
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.
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:
thank you to both of yall. It seems the slate is the best way to go.
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.
Another thumbsup for motion computing for tablets and slates. They are pricey but good at what they do.
Sazar said:
Another thumbsup for motion computing for tablets and slates. They are pricey but good at what they do.

they do seem pricey. the deal is i used to be a locomotive engineer and was in an accident ..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.
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
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.

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