I just placed an order for a Fujitsu Lifebook T580. This convertible tablet is one of the smallest Core i5 systems out there and its expensive. There are many cheaper "netvertibles" out there and most of them don't do well on Flash video, and that's why the T580 will be much better. I know that the Core i5 of the T580 will be able to handle most video scenarios and will become my main tablet.
- Intel Core i5-560UM - The i3 does not support Intel Turbo Boost
- Windows 7 Pro 64bit
- 4GB RAM
- 6-cell battery (extended)
I want to do something a bit unconventional. I want a convertible tablet with e-ink/e-paper screen that allows both finger touch and pen input. I'm hoping to get a hold of a 1280 x 800 Pixel Qi and replace the existing screen. This is a big gamble for me because the total dollars spent would be over $1,700 and there's no guarantee of the system working. If it all works out this could be close to the "all-in-one" system that I have always wanted and it would be amazing.
I looked around for a good coupon and found one that works and get's $100 off Fujitsu Lifebook systems. The coupon is LABORDISC
I might have to sell my BlackBerry PlayBook to help pay for expenses. The PlayBook is a neat system that is slim, has long battery life, great screen, and great speakers but software wise it's not a full Windows 7 computer. I hate how it doesn't support password protected PDFs, support for Kindle books, and it doesn't even support Hulu. The T580 with Windows 7 supports just about everything so I'm getting more functionality.