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Toshiba Portégé 3500, 2002
Still, flash forward a couple of years and Tablet PC hardware was hitting the market. Here's a convertible Tablet PC from 2002 — the Toshiba Portégé 3500. It ran Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and cost a mere £1,799.
Stylistic ST4110, 2002
Pictured above is a 'slate' style Tablet PC from 2002, the Stylistic ST4110, made by Fujitsu Siemens with price tag of just under £2,000. The handwriting of reviews editor Charles McLellan hasn't improved much in the intervening 11 years.
HP Compaq TC1100, 2003
This HP Compaq device — the TC1100 — was seen by many as one of the more successful Tablet PCs. Indeed, some industry watchers would still like to see it return.