I know you’re all waiting with baited breath (whatever that means) to hear of a decision regarding my purchase of a Windoze-based tablet, so here it is.
I’ve just ordered a Lenovo (IBM) Thinkpad X60 Tablet with a Multiview touchscreen. There were a lot of reasons I selected this model, but one stood out in particular: the touchscreen.
With this computer I can use both the stylus to write on the screen, and my finger to operate it. This is the only tablet computer on the market that can do this.
I’ve been reading a lot about what’s generally called “touch” computing and I’ve come to believe that this is a key future direction for technology. Many tablet PC experts, Australia’s Hugo Ortega in particular, believe that touch computing is the future. If you consider what Apple’s doing with the iPhone and the potential for new touch-based devices that promises, there’s a lot of credence to this idea
I must say, however, that at the end of this long journey, the act of buying a PC computer is painful. So that’s what I’m going to write a column about this week.
(By the way, Mom, I bought a webcam, too, so we can video conference in iChat from this fancy new machine.)