My New Toy
« on: July 27, 2007, 04:10:25 PM »
Hello, haven’t posted in a while……but I thought you all might like to see my new toy (and I want to show it off!!)
It’s a Tablet pc, for those that don’t know what one is, its basically a big PDA or more a huge PocketPC. Entry is by a stylus, using either an on screen keyboard, or handwriting recognition (which is surprisingly good!).
It’s a few years old with a P3 933MHz, 256MB ram (soon to be 768 when I buy some more) 30Gb hard drive, WiFi, wired network and the usual array of ports. But it runs pretty quick and for note taking/web browsing/a bit of light gaming
its brilliant, and the wow factor is good too! It should work well as an eBook reader as well but not having any I can’t try it, but reading the manual on it was a painless experience. It can play videos in full screen and can last through a full film and still have some battery left to write that email you really should have done when the film started! You can buy an extended battery which would stretch the battery life to 6hrs (from 4hrs) doing office tasks. I will also upgrade the wireless at some stage as its only 802.11b at the moment and there is the occasional lag when streaming video but I will wait till I’ve upped the ram to see if that helps the situation.
The dock it came with is very handy allowing me to take the tablet away with me without having to spend 5mins unplugging everything and also allows the tablet to swivel round from portrait to landscape.