IBM Thinkpad Tablet x41

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IBM Thinkpad Tablet x41

Postby bob » 04/30/10, 7:51 pm

Just got me a used Tablet computer.... Any ideas about practical uses? Got a gig of ram, 40 gig hard drive. No CD.


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Postby bob » 04/30/10, 8:52 pm

OK, IVe JusT found ou+thaT FireFoX does not support +abLeT pen Use
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Postby RedRage » 04/30/10, 9:02 pm

I played with an Acer version.. roughly same specs but a bit older.

I found no real practical advantage over a laptop. (and now days a smartphone/netbook). I woudln't buy one but if its free... hey they are fun :-)

You can sit in the park and draw stick figures on it and pretend your that physics guy thats always on science channel.
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Postby bob » 04/30/10, 9:08 pm

yes, I could BE that guy.... kinda. Really, using the pen's kind of a pain in the butt. For example, I used it (in IE) for my posting above. But then I haven't gotten the hang of it yet. But the pen aside, it's a usable little notebook.
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Postby JohnT » 05/01/10, 3:45 am

Pre-press grilled cheese?????
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Postby xXJackXx » 05/01/10, 10:06 am

get some software to make it another monitor/input device for your main PC and then you can also use it for on the go, taking stuff from your main PC with you.
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Postby Gerry » 05/01/10, 9:59 pm

Tablets are good for when you are wanting to read lots of stuff off the screen. When the iPad was first announced I couldn't think of any good use for it. However one day when I decided to read through a multi page tutorial in the Python manual I was wishing I had one. It would allow me to leave my desk chair and lie down on the couch to read, navigate to the various links in the tutorial and read them, navigate back, read more etc.

Basically it's not the best for anything that requires you to type, but is great for output while allowing you to be mobile.
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