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Dell Latitude XT3 Tablet PC

Dell's convertible Latitude XT3 tablet has some neat features and a good choice of configurations. However, it lacks USB 3.0 and an optical drive, battery life is disappointing and it's relatively heavy for a 13.3in. notebook. As a result, we'd hesitate to recommend it for everyday use.

March 20, 2012 by

Dell Latitude XT2

The Dell Latitude XT2's key feature is its largely successful multi-touch capability. Build quality is excellent, but the absence of an integrated optical drive is a nuisance and battery life is disappointing.

July 20, 2009 by

Apple introduces ultrathin notebook

At Macworld 2008 in San Francisco Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new ultraportable notebook, the MacBook Air. The new notebook is .76 inch thick and runs on Intel's Core 2 Duo with both 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz options. Other specs include a full-size keyboard, a built-in iSight camera, and a trackpad that supports multitouch gestures.

January 15, 2008 by

HP Compaq 2710p

The HP Compaq 2710p stands out by virtue of its stylish design. It's not the lightest ultraportable, though, and many mobile professionals will want to specify the 3G option. The lack of an optical drive and a touchpad may also bother some potential buyers.

December 11, 2007 by

Dell demos new convertible PC

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Dell CEO demos the company's new convertible Latitude XT, which he claims is thinner and brighter than competing systems. It also has multitouch technology that senses the five fingers of a hand.

November 14, 2007 by

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook T4215

The LifeBook T4215 is a solidly built convertible Tablet PC, whose fingerprint sensor and smartcard slot should appeal to security-conscious business buyers. The inclusion of 3G/HSDPA connectivity is a bonus, too.

September 6, 2007 by

OnTheRun with Tablet PCs #37

James Kendrick and I hit the ground running in show #37 and device reviews are the order of the day as we discuss the HP tx1000 Entertainment PC and the Lenovo ThinkPad x60 with the multi-touch screen. Both devices are touchscreen convertibles and we have a rousing discussion of the merits of a convertible notebook with a touchscreen. Does James think the tx1000 makes a good Tablet PC? Has my opinion of the Lenovo X60t changed ow that I've been using it for a while? Listen and find out.

May 6, 2007 by

Gateway jumps into the dual core Tablet PC game

Gateway announced two new Convertible Notebook Tablet PCs today that use Intel's new Core Duo processor. The big news though is how their retail presence has put them firmly in the lead in Tablet PC sales -- to the tune of 54% of retail sales since last October.

April 19, 2006 by

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