I just ordered the Lenovo X60 Tablet! =D After spending a lot of time researching the tablets and the options, I ended up with the X60 because of my target use. Part of this was the MBA, which I will be starting either this Summer or this Fall depending on which school I get in. I wanted the machine to be light, quiet and ultra-portable, and X60 was one of the best options. Now I am going to anxiously wait for it to arrive by the 5th of April! 🙂 I will definitely be blogging more about my experience and maybe even a review is in line 🙂
Below are the specs and explanation for my choices.
- 12.1” MultiView + MultiTouch WVA XGA TFT and Intel Core Duo L2400 LV (1.67GHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz FSB)
- I opted for the lower resolution XGA screen (1024×768) because the SXGA (1400×1050) did not have the MultiTouch feature.
- Genuine Windows Vista Business
- 1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM)
- I wanted to get 2GB RAM but that made this a little too expensive. So I went for the little cheaper option of one 1GB DIMM leaving myself room for an additional chip if I see the need. My first plan is to try ReadyBoost through an SD card.
- 60GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm Serial ATA (2.5”)
- I spent quite some time researching the 7200rpm vs. 5400rpm option and finally settled on 7200rpm. Most of my friends with tablet PCs pointed to hard drive speed as a major bottleneck which helped with the decision; but in the end this was hard because the added speed will definitely sacrifice the battery life.
- Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (US/CAN/LA/AP)
- ThinkPad X61 Tablet 8 Cell Li-Ion Battery
- Another thing that my friends pointed out was that a lot of times you end needing the adapter in long meetings, which defeats one of the main purpose for having a tablet. So I went the greater capacity 8-cell battery which should last at least four hours but more like five or six if I use power throttling.
Below are some links that helped me with the decision, you might find these useful.