Best and worst tablet notebooks

The Apple iPad may have everyone talking, but tablet PCs have been around for ages. Here are some of the best

The tablet space may be currently exploding thanks to the popularity of Apple's iPad, Dell's Streak, the Telstra T-Touch Tab Android Tablet and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, but tablet-convertible notebooks have been around for many years and are a good tool for graphic designers and other professionals.

In this round-up we've included a selection of the tablet-convertible notebook PCs that we've reviewed since mid-2008. The most prominent manufacturer of tablet PCs is Fujitsu, but Lenovo, Dell, HP and Panasonic (with its Toughbook notebook PC) also play in this space.

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Fujitsu LifeBook T2020 (3.5G)

The Fujitsu LifeBook T2020 offers reasonable performance, great battery life and excellent build quality. Built-in 3.5G connectivity makes the package even more appealing. It is a little noisy, tends to get warm and costs a pretty penny, however.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 2nd April, 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Fujitsu
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  • Pros:
  • Design and build quality, efficient and accurate digitiser, excellent battery life
  • Cons:
  • Gets warm during use, a little noisy, expensive, glossy screen reflects office lighting

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