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Old 01-31-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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Lightest tablet PC?

I really need something to read A4 PDFs on. an Iliad is the best choice in the eInk department at present. If I could get a light tablet PC it might be a better choice. Actually thin and light. Probably a slate rather than one with a twistable screen and keyboard.

Which are the lightest slate type tablet PCs on the market?

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Old 01-31-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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I really need something to read A4 PDFs on. an Iliad is the best choice in the eInk department at present. If I could get a light tablet PC it might be a better choice. Actually thin and light. Probably a slate rather than one with a twistable screen and keyboard.

Which are the lightest slate type tablet PCs on the market?

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You may want to check out Motion Tablet PC

They have several, one small and light but very expensive. A couple of others a little bigger and it would seem to me better for reading PDFs but they do weigh more.

I have had one of their older Tablet's for several years. Works great!
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I second the Motion, or the Sahara.
Still we are speaking of 1,5 kilos or more.

I myself have a Toshiba M200 almost 3 years old now and that puts’ me into the 2,1 Kilos.
I have a 10.4” Acer C110 as bakup - old and can not be found anymore - and this one weights 1.35 Kilos.

A tabletpc is perfect for reading A4 PDF’s.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:41 AM   #4
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what about fujitsu u1010 ?
screen size around 6"
in india HCL introduced 7" touchpad swivel Laptop..Milleap Y,
whether it will be useful..
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The fujitsu u1010 is not a tabletpc but a Umpc.
It can read A4 PDF's quite well (half page at a time).
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I've been looking at UMPCs - these are laptops & tablets that have screens smaller than 10". They usually are in the 4" to 8" screen size, and can have extra large batteries that last up to 12 hours. Weight is usually under 2 lbs, before the extra large battery.

Check out www.umpcPortal.com

For tablets, Fujitsu is the best, but they cost quite a bit. I picked up a Stylistic 3400 used on eBay for $300 loaded, but battery life is limited, even with extra batteries and external dual chargers. You don't need a lot of processor to read pages.

I've seen the Fujitsu St5111 listed as a good option, but we're talking $2500.

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Thanks everyone for the pointers.

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:18 PM   #8
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For the record. I ended up getting a MacBook Air. I needed something light to use when travelling. I'm a Mac user. So I got the Air. No more aching shoulders after traipsing through airports!

It's very nice :-) The screen is excellent. It'll do for my PDF reading needs when away from home when I don't want to have paper copies of docs.

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For the record. I ended up getting a MacBook Air. I needed something light to use when travelling. I'm a Mac user. So I got the Air. No more aching shoulders after traipsing through airports!

It's very nice :-) The screen is excellent. It'll do for my PDF reading needs when away from home when I don't want to have paper copies of docs.

Ian
HA!!! now that was a surprise. But the MBA is a really elegant device. Has a few issues to around, but the only one that would frustrate me is the recessed USB port. I hardly ever use a DVD/CD drive other then to watch DVD's so I would not miss it. And at 3lbs, plenty of processing power and a slick sexy design...nice decision!!
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The fujitsu u1010 is not a tabletpc but a Umpc.
It can read A4 PDF's quite well (half page at a time).
I'd stay away from this model for reading, it's screen is too small and Fujitsu wasted a ton of space regarding screen real-estate. Secondly, it's actually quite think for an UMPC, the sales pics are way deceptive on how it actually looks. In case you're wondering, I've played around with this one off and on at the local PCDepot here in Japan (just saw it again last night next to the resolution-challenged Asus Eee PC).

I wouldn't recommend anything less than 7" for reading off of. I have a couple OQO's and the screen is too small to make it useful for reading Techie PDF's (not to mention the keyboard crampage).

Now thos St models from Fujitsu look nice, I'll keep my eyes open for a hands-on. Glad to hear you got an Air, hopefully you got a good deal and didn't get ripped off on it. I'm still awaiting the HTC Shift, though I'm torn that they've taken so long to get it to market so I wonder what their support would be like...

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The Samsung Q1U is only 900g (less than a pound) and has a stunning 7" 1024x600 screen - another serious possibility for anyone wanting a light, reasonably-priced tablet UMPC.

I bought one a few months ago, but have decided to sell it in favour of an iRex iLiad, because what I mainly want a mobile device for is reading and making notes - and since I spend all day looking at a computer screen, e-Ink is nice and restful for my eyes
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The Samsung Q1U is only 900g (less than a pound)
Ahem!

1 kg = 2.2 lb

Therefore 900g = 0.9 x 2.2 = 2 lb
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Ahem!

1 kg = 2.2 lb

Therefore 900g = 0.9 x 2.2 = 2 lb
So for the cost of another lb the OP got a whole laptop.
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