High Resolution Screens and Tablet PCs – Part 2

What can you do with a high resolution screen? Previously: Part 1 Click the thumbnail at the right to see a screen shot of my Toshiba M200 in Secondary Landscape mode. That’s 1400 x 1050 with two browser windows. These two browser windows are approximately 700 x 1040 each. Not quite as wide as Portrait mode for most Tablet PCs (768 x 1024) but, hey there’s two of them.   It’s an odd thing, but I don’t connect the M200 to an external monitor very often. Sometimes, just because it is easier than running wires I will just use MaxiVista to another machine. That’s another story for another … Continue reading High Resolution Screens and Tablet PCs – Part 2

Tablet PCs and High Resolution Screens – Part 1

The two most common screen resolutions for Tablet PCs are 1024 x 768 (the majority) and 1400 x 1050 (Toshiba Portégé M200 and recently as an option for the Fujitsu LifeBook T4000). There have been new models released by Toshiba and HP lately. There was a great deal of  anticipation that there would be improvements in the high resolution screen technology. This appears to have been wishful thinking as both manufacturers have come to market with larger screens but with the lower (but seemingly standard) 1024 x 768 resolution. Rather than compare the technical aspects of the screens, I thought it might … Continue reading Tablet PCs and High Resolution Screens – Part 1

High Resolution Screens and Tablet PCs – Part I

 The two most popular screen resolutions for Tablet PCs are 1024 x 768 (the majority) and 1400 x 1050 (Toshiba Portégé M200 and recently as an option for the Fujitsu LifeBook T4000) There have been new models released by Toshiba and HP lately and not a little anticipation that there would be improvements in the high resolution screen technology. This appears to have been wishful thinking as both manufacturers have come to market with larger screens but with the lower (but seemingly standard) 1024 x 768 resolution. Rather than compare the technical aspects of the screens, I thought it might be useful … Continue reading High Resolution Screens and Tablet PCs – Part I

Toshiba M200 Review Part 2 – with comparisons to the HP TC1100

After the second week of ownership with the Toshiba M200 I was ready to talk about it and draw some comparisons to the HP TC1100.  I wrote this about a year ago, but I think that the observations have stood the test of time. It seems that if you own either of these machines, you are probably a fan. If you have neither, I hope you like this, the second in the series. Link: Toshiba M200 Review Part 2 with comparisons to the HP TC1100 Related Link: Toshiba M200 Review Part 1 Also: Rob Bushway has published his Interview with … Continue reading Toshiba M200 Review Part 2 – with comparisons to the HP TC1100

Toshiba M200 Review

There has been lots of speculation about whether or not we will see a replacement for the Toshiba M200. For the present, it looks like we may be waiting for awhile but while there is some uncertainty about this, there are some great deals to be had on these fine machines. Here’s a few comments I had about the M200 after the first week of ownership. Link: Toshiba M200 Review (Part I)

M200 Review – Part II with observations comparing it to the HP TC1100 – March 2004

I posted this on TabletPCBuzz a week after the first review.   M200 – Thoughts after two weeks – and more comparison to the HP TC1100 This is a continuation of my impressions after the first week.PreambleAs in the previous note, I’ll stick to anecdotal points rather than get into details of the specifications (these you can get from the respective manufacturers’ sites)SummaryOverall, the TC1100 feels more refined than the M200. The fit and finish and design of the user interface seems better (The overall build quality of both units is excellent). The M200 has a bigger screen, bigger keyboard, higher … Continue reading M200 Review – Part II with observations comparing it to the HP TC1100 – March 2004

M200 Review – Part I – March 2004

Got my (first) M200 about a year ago. Here are my initial impressions. The M200 – thoughts after a week. – originally posted on TabletPC Buzz (follow the link to see this in context with comments posted by others)As promised, here is a review of the M200.Summary: I am glad that I don’t have to choose between an HP TC1100 or Toshiba M200. I think that they are both excellent implementations of the Tablet PC concept, addressing different needs.Context: So that you can assess how relevant my comments might be for you, I am including some information about how I use … Continue reading M200 Review – Part I – March 2004

Take my Tablet PC … Please!

… Take my Tablet PC … Please!– With apologies to Henny Youngman Much to my surprise, a well known  personality in the Tablet PC space wrote to me asking my opinion of the HP TC1100. I know that he is familiar with The Tablet Rationalizer tool, and my first inclination was to suggest he use it. Reading his note again; he did not ask which Tablet PC to buy, but rather: “Do you like TC1100? Would you recommend it to others?“. Link: Take my Tablet PC … Please!

Take my Tablet PC … Please

… Take my Tablet PC … Please!– With apologies to Henny Youngman Much to my surprise, a well known personality in the Tablet PC space wrote to me asking my opinion of the HP TC1100. I know that he is familiar with The Tablet Rationalizer tool, and my first inclination was to suggest he use it. Reading his note again; he did not ask which Tablet PC to buy, but rather: “Do you like TC1100? Would you recommend it to others?“. Short answers:Yes I like the TC1100. … I take my Tablet PC with me everywhere, but it keeps finding its way back!– … Continue reading Take my Tablet PC … Please

15 minutes …

Looks like I’m in for my 15 minutes of fame I’m just downloading it now, but it seems that my humble little blog has drawn the attention of James Kendrick and Marc Orchant in their latest podcast. http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/tabletpc/ In a hurry? Here’s a link to the tool they mention. Link: Tablet PC Rationalizer