Tablet PCs?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by nishishei, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. nishishei macrumors regular

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    Are tablets practical yet or more like a gimmick?

    I'm looking to get an HP 2730p (12.1", LV 1.86ghz) to complement my MBP, mainly for travel, notes and brainstorming. It's $1700. Battery life 10 hrs with the slice. Good deal or not? Anyone have one and care to give some opinions? Thanks.

    Here's the one I'm looking at:
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  2. benflick macrumors 68020

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    To me, all tablets are ugly, that one not so much. This is what I have my eye on;)
     
  3. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Gateway M275 tablet. Personally when I bought it I thought it was a pretty good laptop. I bought it refurbished off eBay for $400 two years ago.
    It's a 1.7 gHZ with 512MB of RAM on it. Handled XP well.
    I put Vista on it and it is handles horribly with it. I need to upgrade the RAM for some increase in performance.
    But anyway, I think a tablet is a good investment- as long as you use the tablet feature. :)
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I bought a tablet PC in 2004. Never really used it to its potential. I wouldn't buy one again.
     
  5. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    A tablet being useful or not depends on if you'll use it as a tablet.

    But I can say that HP is one of the best tablets on the market. (Lenovo's offerings are also very good) I'd like to have one.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Tablets are useful for Doctors and Designers. who wants to type on a touch screen anyway? it would be like the iPhone keyboard whiners all over again! (FYI i like the iPhone keyboard).
     
  7. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    In terms of just specs and visual appearance, I think that HP is horrendous. The ThinkPad X series tablet, however, has me drooling.
     

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