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Toshiba Portégé R400-106 - tablets (1.2 GHz, 2 MB, 80 GB, 30.734 cm (12.100"), 1280 x 800 pixels, 256 MB)
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- PortÇ¸gÇ¸ R400-106
The product of a joint collaboration between Toshiba and Microsoft, the Portg R400 series boasts a distinguished chassis that houses inspired technological breakthroughs. From the revolutionary Microsoft Active Notifications to the smallest hinge and butt
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With a quick twist of the LCD it turns into a very convenient tablet PC and you can write on the screen with the stylus in your own handwriting which the R400 understands and converts to test without any training. Remarkable. lam writing this review with the stylus now. And very convenient. The keyboard is very good quality and the keys do not wear out which is an annoying problem the R500 has. Also the screen is superb a big improvement on R500 again. Very striking video with deep colours HD films streamed on lovefilm com look amazing with razor sharp clarity. The sound quality is miles better too. It can also take a high capacity second battery to maximise running time. And the fan is really quiet when running. Performance wise I have no real complaints. It's not the fastest PC but I think Windows Vista ultimate that comes installed on it is responsible for that. It can take up to 4 GB RAM which does help boost performance especially in windows. And finally, it has a SIM card slot supporting mobile broadband networks, making it an ultra-mobile tablet/laptop.
Okay well so that's all the good points. So what about the negatives?
Well there area few:
1) It's heavy and bulky compared to the R500 and other tablets. weighing in at 1.8 kg nearly.
2) The batteries don't seem to last as long as one might expect. Under this even on the balanced power mode. The laptop will suddenly just drop to suspended mode without any warning once the battery power drops below 10%.
3) The LCD has a kind of glass cover which gets covered in finger prints very quickly.
4) No SD card slot as the first reviewer pointed out. A positive SIN on a modern tablet PC!
5) It does get very hot after a few hours use. Uncomfortably hot.
I think these negatives are only minor though and on the whole, the laptop is a winner. Its just worth considering the weight and where you plan to use it. This is probably aimed at the business user or home laptop user rather than the outside tablet user who wants something light enough to carry around in a backpack. It's a pity it's not about half the weight, then it really would be an awesome laptop in terms of mobility.