Saturday, 28 May 2005

It's been a couple years of waiting, but finally IBM/Lenovo is launching a Tablet PC model of their X-series of laptops (the 12-inch X41, to be specific). I guess they've watched the situation long enough and decided what does and doesn't work in tablet-world. Time to join the market and do it well. Not sure what a Tablet PC is? Check out http://www.tabletpcdemo.com/ and get the info.

The model list (as of Saturday) is below, but you can also check this link for any changes or updates. NOTE: You'll need to choose "All products" from the menu (the site only shows you the in-stock models otherwise). It will be interesting to see where the prices end up. I am hoping for something decently powered in the $2000-2400 range, and hopefully nothing over $2800. We'll see.

Not sure just when it'll officially happen (maybe an announcement on Monday??), but the fact that they are listed on the manufacturer's site is pretty much gold.

X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 (1.5) 12 WAXGA 512 40GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18665GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 (1.5) 12 WAXGA 512 40GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18666GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 (1.5) 12 WAXGA 512 40GB ABG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18666HU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 (1.5) 12 WAXGA 512 60GB ABG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18666SU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
EDU X41 TABLET PENT M ULV 753 12 WAXGA 256 40GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18671GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
GMP X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 12 WAXGA 256 40GB BG XPT 4C
LENOVO 18672CU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
GMP X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 12 WAXGA 512 40GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18673GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
EDU X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 12 WAXGA 512 40GB BG XPT 8C O...
LENOVO 18674GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
GMP X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 12 WAXGA 512 40GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18675GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
X41 TABLET PENT M ULV 753 1.2 12 WAXGA 256 40GB BG XPT 4C
LENOVO 18661CU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
EDU X41 TABLET PENT M ULV 753 12 WAXGA 256 40GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18661GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 (1.5) 12 WAXGA 256 40GB BG XPT 4C
LENOVO 18662CU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 (1.5) 12 WAXGA 256 40GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18662GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 (1.5) 12 WAXGA 512 40GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18663GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   
 
X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 (1.5) 12 WAXGA 512 60GB BG XPT 8C
LENOVO 18663RU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  0 Days   

EDU X41 TABLET PENT M LV 758 12 WAXGA 512 40GB BG XPT 8C O...
LENOVO 18664GU
 $99,999.99 $99,999.99  15 Days  

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Saturday, 28 May 2005 14:20:23 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
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Monday, 30 May 2005 11:10:35 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I may be more interested in the tablet concept if anyone other than Microsoft were pushing it. There seems to be no traction for the concept anywhere except in Microsoft's marketing materials.

That's not to say it seems to be an interesting idea, but after 3 years of Microsoft's new push into the Tablet arena, the machines have failed to really make an impact.

Not to mention the fact that no one in Linux land has adopted the concept and run with it, that sort of shows that the techies really aren't too keen on it either.

With PDA's getting as powerful as laptops, the concept of 'having a computer I can write on' is well set in the handheld world, not in something weighing as much as a dictionary and costing $2000.
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