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but seriously do you think the flat panel is going to revolutionies the way we do computing....UPS guys ...do they need more...I dont know about you but I dont want my system that versitle...does Joe down the hall need to use one of these...dont see a huge reason to go to it...not worthy of all the hype...IMO
 

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I totally disagree. Think about students in a university carrying just one of these around instead of all the spiral notebooks, 3 ring binders, huge textbooks, laptops, pda's, cell phones.

Then there's businesses - did you watch the demo of the guy having the thing in a docking station with a keyboard and mouse and 2nd monitor?!? Totally cool, and then when there's a meeting take it with you.

There's a lot of people that can type worth a [email protected] (you know who you are! ;) ). Look at the pen/writing interface! It's WFN (Wicked F'n Cool).

I think this is the future of computing - to replace desktops, laptops, and PDA's.
 

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A review from this site ...and Dell and IBM views

http://wininformant.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=27254


* WHO WAS CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT AT THE TABLET PC LAUNCH?
This week's glitzy Tablet PC launch was as notable for who didn't attend as for who did. On the hardware front, a few big players such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba showed up, but many of the Tablet PC devices are made by companies not normally associated with PCs, such as ViewSonic, or companies no one has ever heard of, such as Motion Computing. Where were IBM and Dell, for example? Dell CEO Michael Dell said this week that he didn't expect Tablet PCs to be very successful but that his company will enter the market if proven wrong. IBM is even more negative, describing the new products as "an experiment" that doesn't fit the company's strategic goals. I think IBM is wrong, and I think Dell is playing this market the way it has many product categories (its first Pocket PC will ship almost 3 years after the first-generation devices, largely because of Dell's wait-and-see attitude). Markets in Asia alone spell success for the Tablet PC, and if HP's innovative design is any indication, we could be looking at the future of the PC itself. Tablet PCs aren't an experiment or a curiosity.
 

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That much money could buy alotta note books. And some notes are pretty criticle one time brainstorms. Is it durable? If you drop it is it going to lose your stuff. I never have put a device like that to the test. I just like my old note books around, in the closet. My computers are computers, I don't need a 2 thousand dollar tablet.:dontknow: Where does Tech weight in on this, does it fit in with the XP plan.
 

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It's probably very expensive - but so is all cutting edge technology. Prices will drop. Durable? Can you drop any laptop? I've read about some "hardened" laptops, but I've never seen any.
 

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That thing would be wonders for a graphics enthusiest.

Not to mention your everyday math student. That would actually cut through some of the collegiate mess. Not to mention you can sneak in a quick game of UT here & there. My question--how tough is it?
 

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there are notebooks that are called toughbooks made by acer or aopen...they put them in police cars in suffolk county...the things ARE ..nearly indestructable....problem was the officers were leaving pens on the keyboards and closing the lids...kept cracking the displays....oh well back to the drawing board...

Also went to a show, where to show the durablity of a IBM thinkpad...the guy held it at waist level and dropped it on the cement show floor...then plugged it back in and turned it on...he was still doing it a few hours later ....I think with the same notebook....so I am pretty sure these things are going to be somewhat durable....
 

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I'm sorry, but we have many, many versions of the "stinkpad" and I would NOT drop them and expect them to work.

I wonder if you had it open and it rotated slightly so that it landed on the open screen, how long it would remain operational ... ;)
 

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"Stinkpad" thems is figting word...what my I ask do you fell is better that the think pad...and no not cheaper...better....you pay for it but I challange you to find a better MAINSTREAM notebook...if you say Dell, Compaq/HP or Gateway ...its on....

I sell thinkpads so I keep my clients happy....and I am talking about the $2000 and up price rangeand they sell at that price cause they are worth it...
 

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LOL. Well, I don't know enough about them to be in a battle of wits with you - I just hear the desktop guys 6!+ching about them.

Plus, we get the "Stinkpad POS models" to work with - such as ... the 600. :smash:
 
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