Saturday, June 17, 2006

Gateway M285

Looks like the new replacement for my primary laptop is going to be the Gateway M285 convertible Tablet PC.

Why Gateway?

Don't like their systems, configurations, initial crapware installed policies.

Not one bit!

However

  • The M285 is the only dual-core convertible Tablet PC out there with a 14" wide-screen.
  • Convertible since I like the option of typing. I know, the Lenovo/IBM X41 has a better keyboard, but the screen size is less than 14" and there isn't currently a dual-core option.
I hate this choice like a mutha' but want to make a decision within the next couple of weeks, unless there is an announced maestro out there; e.g., Acer Ferrari dual-core AMD tablet with 14" or more.

That I would wait several months for.

Heck, I don't even know if the M285 can 'Glass' on Vista, since the top video option is the ATI Radeon 1400 w/ 64MB.

Major Bummer!

Thanks to Hive member/Moderator/Microsoft MVP Terri (Terri Stratton) for the research, hands-on demo, and recommendations.

Terri Stratton is also Editor-in-Chief of The Tablet PC
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