October 31, 2006
Tablet PCs: Exciting Discussions
Over the past couple of weeks there was an interesting discussion on the cutting edge of Tablet PC deployment in higher education in North America. These were some of the take home points which I found useful for my own decision-making purposes. Caveat! Its only a couple weeks of discussions not a real litt review!
Tablet PC Models
Lenovo X41s are slow to bootup, but great performance reviews. Regular defragmentation will keep problems at bay.
Motion Tablet PCs available through Dell have a superior mic array.
Toshiba Protégé The Purdue deployment was riddled with hardware issues like deadzones etc.
HP TC4200/4400 Work well. Intel Core Duo expected to be a better performer than Centrino.
Performance Related Configuration Tips
HDD Speeds 7200rpm is recommended over 4200rpm
Processor Duo Core better than Centrino
Wireless Access Have Professional Grade Access, With Access Points in Every Classroom, as against shared access.
WEP used in most places without non-broadcasting SSIDs.
Collaboration DyKnow deployed or being piloted at most places
Mind Manager Concept Mapping Application
Primo PDF Like Cute PDF Printer
DiskKeeper Pro Degragmentation for Performance
Websites i found, other than this blog, which are a part of my TabletPC Custom Search Engine:
Mark Payton’s Blog http://vermontslate.blogspot.com/
UV Tablet PC Implementation http://www.uvm.edu/~tabletpc/
Rose-Hulman Tablet Project http://rose-hulman.edu/irpa/tablet
Jim Vanades of HP Philanthropy Program
http://hp.com/go/hied-blog [Jim’s Blog]
[Webconferenced Discussions World Tablet PC Experts: Archives]
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