Yes, I agree with Craig (and Scoble). The Tablet is still a better bet – the only problem? It’s still not available or displayed enough in Canada.
Case in point: someone calls me:
Q: What laptop should I buy?
A: Nothing but good things to say about Dell laptops, UNLESS of course (I say) they want to be able to go into a meeting and treat it like a notepad – in those cases, they want a Tablet PC.
Q: Oh yeah, that would be really cool! (who wouldn’t say yes to this?). Which tablet should I buy then?
Hmmm… Now the real question. I lean towards Toshiba because they have a good track record with laptops but realistically, we don’t see enough Tablets here in Canada (and I’m in Ottawa, a fairly heavy hi-tech area) to make a real good judgement call on it.
In addition, the pricing is broken down so that it becomes one of:
A: Well, the Dell is priced at $xxx and gives you x,y,z. A tablet only gives you x and y but also a,b and c for the same price.
Boy, I wish Dell would make a Tablet or someone would just send me one
Final A: Go to a store and try the Tablet. If you like it, go with a known name (Toshiba or Acer).
For someone who lives so close to the US, it’s amazing we don’t get the market penetration on really cool technology.
(besides, if I wanted a Mac in my home, this is definitely the one I would want. The Mac is still pretty much the only computer that can look good in a living room (with an exception perhaps for a Media PC, which is hidden)