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couple questions before I buy my tablet

2008-06-14, 18:55 PM
Hi,
I'm considering purchasing the lenovo tablet with following specs:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo L7500 LV (1.6GHz, 4MB L2, 800MHz FSB)1 Genuine Windows Vista Business12 12.1" SuperView WVA SXGA+ TFT, 2x3 UltraConnect II antenna 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)8 160GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm4 Integrated Bluetooth PAN ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wi-Fi wireless LAN Mini-PCIe US/EMEA/LA/ANZ10 Wireless WAN Ready - Integrated Antenna with no Provider Card Installed65 ThinkPad X61 Tablet 8 Cell Li-Ion Battery60 7764: Express - 1 Yr Depot Warranty7
Now my questions:
1) Is it worth it to upgrade to a processor with 1.8GHz for $20 more? I don't want my computer to be too hot or batterylife to be shortened.
2)Is it better to have XP or Vista?
3)I heard that Intel Montevina processors are going to be released on July 14th. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrino
How many months will it approximately take for IBM to use this processor in their tablets?
4)Looking at my specs, is there something that i should upgrade or downgrade?

thanks
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12-20-2007

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Re: couple questions before I buy my tablet

2008-06-15, 0:33 AM
1. as far as I know, if you upgrade CPU to 1.8GHz, the option SXGA+ will be gone. That's a big trade-off if you need that. For my case, I have 1.8GHz with Multi-touch, it's not hot really and I am able to achieve 5 hour with wifi-on easily; sometimes if I dim the brightness to lowest, wifi-off, it reached 6 hours as well. I don't know how is battery life on 1.6GHz though.

2. IMO, Vista is much more suitable for Tablet PC than XP.

3. --

4. Buy RAM by yourself is much cheaper.
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11-24-2007

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Re: couple questions before I buy my tablet

2008-06-20, 0:36 AM
Also, it is reasonable to expect that tablets in 4:3 form with IPS LCDs will be history after the present generation...and that the new ones will be offered as widescreen only.

You may want to take this into consideration, whether you see it as a plus or as a minus...
Cheers,

George




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