Agreeing with what Chris said, except.
I would by a slate with my own money if:
* I were a sales person at a trade show who carried the computer around
for hours at at time...
* I were a faculty member who lectured while carrying the beast. It
doesn't take very long for those extra pounds to take their toll. Right
now, this is not very likely, but as the wireless video connections to
the overhead projectors become more robust and widespread (I drool about
this one, really), I know of several professors who would love to be
untethered from the cable harness that connects them to the presentation
I've used them both, and definitely prefer the convertible, but I still
think the slate has its uses.
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From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
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Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 1:31 PM
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Subject: Re: Tablet PC
Quoting Larry Kost <[log in to unmask]>:
> For the Tablet PC folks. I have a faculty member who might be
> interested in a Tablet PC. I priced a couple and they still seem a
> bit pricey. What I'm looking for is recommendations based on your
> experience. For Laptops and Desktops I prefer Dell. Can a Tablet PC
> be used with a docking station to allow the use of a regular monitor,
> mouse, keyboard? Any info on things it must have or things to look
out for would be appreciated.
Agreeing with Rob for the most part.. but imparting my own opinion... I
would never ever buy a slate with my own money. A convertible/clamshell
one OTOH would be great.
I wish I had more consumer type info for you.
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