On Laura’s suggestion, I went to Circle K yesterday. Ken Melby [facebook link] was there and he had his
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC. My immediate impression was “way cool.” It’s a little smaller and a little lighter than my Toshiba Portege M200. Both screens are 12.1″, measured on the diagonal, however Ken’s screen resolution is 1024×768, compared to my massive 1400×1050 (my only gripe being that it’s a non-standard resolution). Lenovo gets cool points for their fingerprint scanner but looses some points for not including a Windows Key. What’s up with that? I use my Windows Key quite a bit and would definitely miss it on a Lenovo.
I’m not looking for a new computer (and I won’t be getting one for at least two or three more years), but it’s good to know that Lenovo has a good design in hand. However, I’m still waiting to see if Apple is going to join the Tablet market. And now that Apple has gone Intel, I’m even more excited to see if Intel’s codename Robson project will deliver what it claims to do: cold boot in just seconds. Now that will be awesome!