Excerpt: Ultra portables are currently the most popular and fastest growing segments in laptops. The term ultra-portable refers to laptops, that have screen sizes of 12.1 inch screens and below. These laptops also due to their small size offer great battery life and a great mobile computing experience. One of the leaders in this space, is IBM with its X range of ThinkPad ultra-portables.
Summary: Pen tablet computers are laptops for people who work while standing or walking around. They are used in a wide range of business applications, from healthcare to sales, but have fallen far short of the industry’s initial optimistic expectations - they still account for less than two percent of the laptops sold.
Conclusion: While the Lenovo X60 is not sexy or aesthetic in design, it is a powerful and reliable workhorse. The X60 has numerous features that are absolutely ideal for corporate and mobile-management use. The touch screen is awesome. Battery life goes far beyond expected norms. Without any stretch of the imagination, the X60 could easily be a favorite of many large IT departments and tablet PC enthusiasts.
Pros: Feels fast and nimble; amazing 4GB RAM capacity; excellent battery life; biometric security
Cons: Thick body (with dock); no built-in optical drive; busy keyboard
Wacom Penabled Tablet PC with Fingerprint Recognition, other cool features
Consumer Electronics Net
14 December 2006
Excerpt: One of the neatest aspects of Wacom Penabled Tablet PCs is the fact that you can draw directly on the screen, effectively giving you two computers in one footprint. In addition, with the proper accessories, that Tablet PC can be your main desktop as well. Lenovo has just introduced its latest Tablet PC that helps the company push the envelope in the Tablet PC space.
Summary: The engineers at Lenovo really put their thinking caps on for the past year in developing the new X60 Tablet PC, the focus was certainly on usability and how to improve the tablet experience. I think they hit a homerun. The XGA MultiTouch display and SXGA+ offering are outstanding options, the MultiView is also really nice for a tablet pc where you’ll be using it in all types of lighting environments and holding it at various angles.
Summary: If your business or studies require full functionality from your notebook while away from power and network connections then you can't go wrong with the X60. While it's expensive, it's still competitively priced in its class.
Pros: Extremely portable
Cons: Fairly hefty pricing especially with the added cost of an external optical drive.