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You knew there had to be a feature of the x61 Tablet PC that I don’t like, didn’t you?  To be fair this is not really a feature but a fact of life.  The x61 with its 8 cell battery is just a skosh too wide […]

You knew there had to be a feature of the x61 Tablet PC that I don’t like, didn’t you?  To be fair this is not really a feature but a fact of life.  The x61 with its 8 cell battery is just a skosh too wide to fit into my Booq bag.  Regular readers know this is my daily gadget bag that I absolutely love, and the inability to use it with the x61 has disrupted my daily routine somewhat.  I have to come up with a good system for carrying my stuff now that I’m carrying the x61 every day.  I’m not complaining, just pointing out that the battery makes the device a smidge too wide.

I also need to pick up an extra battery as I don’t carry AC adapters as a rule.  An extra battery would insure I could go an entire day without running out of juice.  Meanwhile I may be carrying that AC adapter around with me and I don’t like doing that.

  1. I’m moments away from placing an order. Is there any reason to hesitate? Do you think any of the other tablets on the horizon (next 6-8 months) would be a better device? I’m a student who has had a Fujitsu T4010 for the last two years and looking for my next tablet to carry me another two years or so.

    Thanks!

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  2. Ben, based on my experiences so far I would buy this Tablet in a heartbeat.

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  3. I called about this 8-cell-only option and they told me that it was a mistake on the site and that a 4-cell option should be available as well soon.

    That was over a week ago. I am ordering it with the 8 cell because I do want an extra battery and will order a 4-cell as an add-on later, when they make them available.

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  4. But…is the X61 just another marginally faster machine? Or is there some real, solid, functional reason to toss your existing machine overboard? Still have to carry 2 batteries? Still can’t watch DVD’s on the plane cuz no optical drive? Don’t want to be a spoiled sport…but it’s one way to look at it. Your comments would be much appreciated.

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  5. Having used only the Motion Computing slates, this is the first convertible to interest me. With the 4-cell battery, it would weight what my M1400 does.

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  6. Just a quick question – which size Booq bag do you have (in which the Lenovo won’t fit). I got one last year (after reading about it here on your site!) and love it – it’s the smaller one – and my m200 fits perfectly in there.

    I think the X61 is finally the tablet I’ve been waiting so long for – the latest white M400 was a big disappointment.

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  7. Jim, I have the Boa XS which is no longer sold. Just too narrow and the XM, the next larger size is too big for me.

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  8. Al, too early to call. As I told Kevin just after receiving the x61 I have to decide if the much improved performance is worth carrying around the extra size and weight.

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  9. Ah – OK then, well please, keep blogging about it because like I said, it’s the closest thing I’ve seen to a replacement for the M200.

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  10. ThinkpadQuest Saturday, June 9, 2007

    Hi. Can you tell me what screen you have? I would like to buy one but right now there is a lot of confusion about the screen on the X61 tablet. The reviewers and pre-production models seem to have a SXGA+ (1440 X 1050) with SuperView coating screen but the Lenovo purchase area of the site it reports only a 12.1″ MultiView WVA SXGA TFT. Any thoughts on this? I have called Lenovo and the staff there told me that they do not actually offer a SXGA+ screen and the SXGA screen is the best possible screen for the X61 Tablet. I tend to doubt this response – if this is correct then why does everyone else who actually owns the laptop seem to have the better screen?

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