Last week I talked about the most interesting laptops to come out of CES, the yearly Consumer Electronics Show. This week I’m taking a look at the tablets announced at CES and talking about whether Windows-based tablets are useful tools for writers.
Present: K. Tempest Bradford.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet
Available in February starting at $900 for the tablet only. The keyboard and pen will cost ~$140 and the Productivity Module runs $150.
- TechRadar’s Hands-on from CES — “Speaking of the keyboard cover, Lenovo naturally nailed it, bringing the AccuType keys and even the TrackPoint hardware to the add-on. Save for the angles, typing on the ThinkPad Keyboard feels nigh-identical to how it does on, well, a ThinkPad.”
- A Closer look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 modular tablet at Liliputing — “Theoretically the modules don’t really do anything you couldn’t already do with a USB camera, HDMI projector, or external battery pack. But the modules are are bit more elegant of a solution, since they’re held firmly in place when connected, match the design of the tablet, and play well with the optional backlit keyboard dock, which can connect to the modules rather than the tablet itself when you’re using the tablet with one of its accessories.”
- Video: MobileGeek’s Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Hands On
Available soon starting at $570.
- Liliputing’s Hands-on with Toshiba’s dynaPad tablet with a Wacom pen — “the keyboard dock is sold separately and doesn’t have any sort of adjustable hinge. When you dock the tablet, you can’t tilt the screen back or forward the way you would with a laptop. You almost might as well be using a Bluetooth keyboard.”
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