04-20-2010 08:52 PM
I'm considering buying* a ThinkPad X201t, which would be my first tablet computer, but not my first ThinkPad. I wanted to get some input from regular users of Lenovo's convertible tablets regarding these two alternatives:
A. A high-end convertible tablet such as the X201t
B. A high-end laptop** used in concert with a color*** e-ink business tablet such as the Plastic Logic QUE
My main interest in a tablet device is for reading and marking up PDF documents. I currently spend a few hours a day doing this on a laptop, and staring intently at a bright LCD screen seriously taxes my eyes. Since convertible tablets use traditional monitors they don't solve my eye strain, but they do allow a more paper-like mark-up experience with a stylus.
So, what do some of you see as the additional value of a convertible tablet? If a color Plastic Logic QUE were available, what would make you still want a convertible tablet? Or would you prefer a full-size, normal laptop and a QUE to do your tablet work?
Thanks for your input
* Assuming it becomes available again in the next month or so
** e.g., a ThinkPad or a MacBook Pro
*** granted, a color QUE doesn't currently exist, but it won't be too long (LINK)