Conclusion: It's cool, way cool! It's also light, relatively small (though average in thickness) and is built to last. While it's heavier than some other Tablets, it is exceptionally durable. The processing power, hard drive and memory (for the 3505 which has 512 megs of RAM) are enough for serious work. In fact the Toshiba is the fastest of the first tablets to hit the market.
Pros: Class-leading battery life, very good backlit keyboard.
Excerpt: The Toshiba Portégé 3500 ($2,799 list) is your average no-frills notebook but with a twist: Note the clever, rugged display-swivel mechanism that turns this notebook into a slate. Toshiba chose not to push the design envelope on this one, aptly betting that many potential buyers would prefer a conventional design over a more unfamiliar one, as in the HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 or in slate units like the Fujitsu Stylistic ST4000.
Excerpt: The Toshiba Portégé 3500 ($2,149 list) does the best job of adding Tablet PC features to an ultraportable notebook. The 4.1-pound unit has a 60GB hard drive and a 12.1-inch XGA display that's adequate for day-to-day notebook computing. It includes integrated 802.11b. Expect a Centrino version later this year.
Summary: As far as Tablet PCs go, the only indication that the Portege 3500 is one, and not a notebook, is the solid stainless steel and magnesium hinge centered under the display. This is the single point for rotating and flipping the screen over and down, and it locks into place with a satisfying 'snick'. It's a much better work-around than the hinge and locks used by the Acer TravelMate C100.
Excerpt: Questo modello di TabletPC è il primo immesso sul mercato italiano dalla Toshiba. Molto versatile, unisce alla praticità di un TabletPc la potenza di un Notebook , facilitando il lavoro al di fuori dell'ufficio. Altre sue caratteristiche importanti sono la semplicità d'utilizzo (grazie al software, uno dei migliori della Microsoft in campo business), la possibilità di essere sempre in rete (grazie a tecnologie quali WLAN e Bluetooth integrate) e la grande capacità di...