Some of you who know me in real life know that I have an HP Tablet PC. I like it, it has touchscreen and is nice and small, light enough for me to lift and use.
However, the charger socket on it has broken. I think this is on its last legs, but as its 3 years old, I’m confident that I’ve looked after it.
I have some options – a Lenovo, a Fujitsu or the wildcard – an Alienware M11x. There are some core elements I need to evaluate, obviously. I’m going to ignore Price though – if I want the right one, I have to save up. However, for the note – the Lenovo is cheaper, the Alienware and then the Fujitsu.
Now, looking at everything, there are two points to think about. The first is, do I really need a DVD drive? When you consider how much I keep putting on a memory stick, probably not. Secondly, do need 16GB of RAM? No. Do I use a webcam? Not really, no. Do I even need HD?
So, why should I go for anything more expensive than the Lenovo? Do I really enjoy the touchscreen that much that I’d use the it often? Possibly.
Finally though – is the battery going to be enough? Should I consider getting a machine that can offer me more battery time?