Fujitsu LifeBook P1500D Tablet PC
Robin (my wife) claims ownership of the Fujitsu Stylistic slate-style Tablet PC in our household as an almost perfect solution for taking notes at culinary school and as a reference in the kitchen. I never latched on because my typing speed makes for better productivity than attempting to scribble on the screen. Fujitsu's latest offering in the Tablet space just might convert me. All through the CES show I've been drooling over the compact size of the convertible LifeBook P1500D Notebook. The 8.9-inch screen might seem small in the age of desktop replacements, but I travel frequently and want to eliminate some pounds from my travel bag. There's enough horsepower to handle the live audio stream for the radio show, the hard drive is big enough to transport my travel needs. By eliminating a DVD drive, there's less wasted space (I never install anything to my current laptop from a shiny disk). The screen offers both stylus and touch screen sensitivity for the best of both worlds. As an alternative to carrying a portable DVD or media player, the 8.9-inch screen is a dream. You definitely need the lager 6 cell battery for extended life, although the 3.5 hours of the stock 3 cell battery is no worse than my current HP DV1000. My only complaint is smaller than standard key sizes on the keyboard, but I generally check mail and catch up on reading while traveling, making the P1500D line almost perfect.