I am about to buy a new tablet to run OS X for scientific work. Which is the most fully functioning model available?
In my search for the answer to this question I have found the following.
Hopefully this post may be added to and become a good guide for tablet bliss.
I have done some research, here are my prerequisites:
- Touchscreen must work (and be calibrated) pen input essential, multitouch/pressure optional
- slate or convertible format is fine
- Battery Life ideally about 6 hours
- Weight < 2kg
- Size (smaller is better in my opinion, so 10.1" to 12.1")
- processor: something faster than atom!
- cardbus and HDMI output desirable
- graphics processor (anything with a GMA 500 is out due to lack of drivers)
- wireless doesn't matter too much as can usually be replaced.
The most likely contenders so far, include:
Fujitsu T580: 10.1", N-Trig input GMA4500MHD, atheros wireless - anyone tried this one yet?
Lenovo x201t: 12.1" wacom - GMA4500 - good reports with older x61
HP TM2: 12.1" wacom - not sure if anyone got touch screen calibration working?
Motion F5V: 10.4" Intel HD graphics, pen, no touch, 4hours hotswap battery, not really any good for me as I need video out, otherwise a good model.
Models that won't work!
- Panasonic Toughbook H1 (GMA500)
- HP Slate 500 (GMA500)
I'd be very interested to hear you experiences with any of the above or other suggestions!
No replies to this topic
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users