View Full Version : I have three requirements for my new tablet.
08-15-2007, 04:31 AM
1. Dual-core CPU.
2. Internal CD drive (I will replace with slot-loader if it doesn't come with one).
3. Dedicated video processor (i.e. NOT Intel graphics)
Does ANYBODY make a tablet like this?
08-15-2007, 06:41 AM
1. piece of cake - just about every full size tablet has a Core Duo or Core 2 Duo now
2. Fujitsu has a modular drive, Toshiba and Gateway have a fixed internal drive
3. Good luck - since Toshiba discontinued their units with a dedicated graphics processor I believe everyone is using the Intel graphics
08-15-2007, 03:07 PM
There are only two tablets which meet all three requirements. One is recently discontinued (but can still be found on ebay and other tablet classified forums) and the other is suffering from some fairly extreme shipping delays though this is not all that uncommon lately (see lenovo X61 shipping threads).
1) Toshiba Tecra M7 (discontinued)
2) Gateway C140 (shipping delays)
Neither has a high end video card but they are dedicated. The tecra has a nvidia quadro 110 which is a workstation card. I think it is similar to a 6000 series card but not sure. The gateway has an ATI X2300 HD which is also pretty slow compared to the latest and greatest. Older games run fine on these, newer ones perhaps not so much. I'm sure something like WoW would work fine so I guess it depends why you need the card.
08-31-2007, 05:02 AM
You mentioned the Lenovo X61. Does it too have a dedicated video card, or did you just mention it in passing because it's featured in the same "shipping delay" threads as the Gateway?
08-31-2007, 06:03 AM
Dammit, the X61 doesn't have a built-in optical drive.
WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT INTEGRATING A DECENT VIDEO CARD AND A DVD BURNER!? Every normal laptop under the sun has that stuff nowadays, at least as an option.
09-11-2007, 06:49 AM
Well...I just found out that the Fujitsu T4220 uses the Intel X3100 integrated GPU, so that's at least better than the GMA950. From the spec sheet, the X3100 actually extends its capabilities beyond the absolute bare minimum needed to run Vista.
It still uses system RAM though.
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