Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet PC announced

Lenovo announces the X201 Convertible Tablet PC

Building on the success of its earlier convertible Tablet PC models (the X41, X60 and X200), Lenovo today announced the release of the ThinkPad X201 Tablet.

First, let me highlight some of the major changes:

  • Addition of a touchpad in addition to the “eraser head”. Let’s face it – people love or hate the little keyboard nub and others feel the same way about a touchpad. Now you have both!
  • Introduction of the Intel Core i-Series processor with Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading
  • Up to 500Gb, 7200rpm hard drive or 128Gb SSD
  • More rugged and designed to pass 8 MilSpec tests

There will be two choices for the Core i7 processor – the 2.13GHz Intel Core i7-640LM and the 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-620LM. For the Operating System you can choose Windows 7 (Ultimate, Professional or Home Premium) or Windows XP Professional. While you can put up to 8Gb RAM in the unit, Windows 32-bit only supports 3Gb and Windows 64-bit will use 4Gb so I guess that is pertinent only to a non-Windows OS.

The Lenovo X201 Tablet PC will weigh a little more than its predecessor. The model with a 4-cell battery weighs 3.57 pounds and the 8-cell version weighs 3.95 pounds (previously 3.88). For the display, the choices of LED WXGA, Multitouch LED WXGA and SuperBright Outdoor LED WXGA are available in a 12.1” panel.

So far, we only have information about one TopSeller bundle available and the specs aren’t complete but I’m personally excited because this one has the SuperBright display, a feature we haven’t seen in any of these well-priced bundles.

The bundle is as follows:

Lenovo X201T

  • Core i7-640LM 2.13GHz processor
  • 4Gb RAM
  • 320Gb hard drive (unknown if it is the 5400rpm or 7200rpm)
  • Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Camera
  • Windows 7 32-bit
  • All for $1,899

These TopSeller bundles usually come with a 3 year parts and labor warranty. I’ll let you know more as it comes available.

Update: We now have TopSeller bundles available for pre-order. Visit our Tablet PC Store for more information.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Briggs Corp. release OASISync Tablet PC forms

Briggs Corp. provide forms, and charting systems for more than 50,000 customers in the senior care, home care, acute care and other markets. In business for over 60 years, Briggs is moving their paper-based forms into the digital age with the announcement of OASISync. OASISync is a Tablet PC based solution for home care technicians to streamline the OASIS data entry process.

OASISync allows home care providers to be more productive while still remaining compliant to government regulations. By entering data more accurately at the point of service, home care providers can help improve patient outcomes while realizing faster reimbursements.

To learn more about the solution and arrange a free online demonstration, call Hal Shifman at 1-877-772-5587 x1.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Firehouse Software meets the Motion Computing F5 Tablet PC

In November of last year I was invited to FHETS which is the Firehouse Software Education and Training Seminar. Since it was in Orlando and I have been a paramedic and firefighter for a while I couldn't resist. I brought a variety of Motion Computing Tablet PCs for the attendees to use while they learned more about Firehouse Software.

Out of all the tablet PCs that were available, the Motion F5 received the most attention from the fire marshal, fire inspectors and chief officers in attendance. All of them had experience with Panasonic Toughbooks. They were impressed by the perfect balance of ruggedness, light weight and price that the Motion F5 offers. I spent a lot of the day banging the F5 on the table and showing how they could use the pen to click through all the Firehouse forms.

With the price of a Panasonic Toughbook starting at around $3,500, the firefighters were impressed that the Motion F5 with indoor/outdoor display, 3 year Field Ready warranty and Sprint or Verizon broadband built-in costs just over $3,000.

Since the show we have loaned our Motion F5 a dozen times to different departments through our Motion Tablet PC demo program. Through the demo program, your fire department can borrow the Motion F5 preloaded with Firehouse Mobile for 5 days for just the cost of shipping. You also get the desktop and vehicle docking station so you can see how those accessories fit into your environment. If you have questions, call John Hill at 215-441-5580 x101.

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