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TO: Angella L. Nunez FROM: Angella L. Nunez DATE: April 27, 2003 SUBJECT: Tablet PC comparison INTRODUCTION: As a student, full time mother of three and a full time Database Manager I feel that a tablet PC would be the ideal thing to help me organize my busy life. Listed below are the features that I would like to have in a tablet PC. I have research several different brands of Tablet PC’s and based on my criterion listed below I have selected four brands that seam very promising. * Indicates items that are must have. CRITERION: At least 512MB of RAM install* 40 GB or more hard disk Display screen size at least 12 in.* Can convert from a tablet to a laptop* Cost no more than $3000 Microsoft office XP for tablet pc loaded DVD CD R+W* Networking Wireless Card install COMPARISON: Listed below are four Tablet PC that meet some or most of my requirements. Brand/Features Compaq Tablet Gateway Tablet Acer Toshiba Protégé PC TC1000 PC Travelmate 3500 Tablet PC C100 Tablet PC TM102T RAM 512 MB 256 MB 256 MB 512 MB Hard Drive 40 GB 40 GB 20GB 40 GB Display 10.4 12.1 10.4 12.1 Convert to N N N Y laptop Cost 2,149.00 2,249.00 1,656.67 2,643.65 Software N N N Y DVD CD R+W N Y Y N Networking Y Y Y Y Wireless LAN Y N N Y CONCLUSION: The Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 did not have any of my must have features. I wanted a display size of at least 12.1 and above and the Compaq display size is only 10.4. The other must have feature was that the tablet PC should convert from a tablet to a laptop again this feature was missing from the Compaq Tablet PC. The other must have feature that was missing is Microsoft Office for Tablet PC and the DVD/CD drive. Even though the Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 had the required RAM, Hard Drive space, Networking, Pricing and the Wireless LAN features that I wanted too many of my must have items were missing. Therefore, the Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 was not my choice of Tablet PC. The Gateway Tablet PC fell short of my must have features. Three of my must have features were missing from the Gateway Tablet PC. The missing features were, the required amount of Ram not installed, Microsoft Office software not installed, and it did not convert from a tablet to a laptop. Even though the Gateway had the hard drive, the correct display size, the DVD CD, Networking and was within my price range, it was missing one of the must important features converting from a tablet to a laptop. The Acer Travelmate C100 Tablet PC was not in the running it only had three of the nine features and one of the must have feature. The Toshiba Protégé 3500 Tablet PC was the winner easily. The Toshiba Protégé had all the required and must have feature except one. The only draw back to the Toshiba Protégé 3500 was that the DVD CD R+W must have feature was not included. The DVD CD R+W drive could be purchased for an additional $499.00, which would push the total price for the Toshiba Protégé 3500 to $3,142.65. Adding the DVD CD R+W drive would push the budget over by $142.65. I would gladly pay an additional $142.65 to get the Tablet pc I wanted.
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