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Tablet PC Hardware Comparison - 2004

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By Chris De Herrera, Revised - 1/2/05

Here is a Hardware Comparison of the Tablet PCs that were announced since September 1, 2003.  This comparison is based on the specifications that have been discussed publicly and may change until the units ship.

Tablet PCs

Tablet PC (OEM) Acer TravelMate TM111CTI / TM111TI Acer TravelMate 250PE Acer TravelMate 301XCi Averatec C3500 Compaq Tablet PC TC 1100 Electrovaya SC-2000/2010 Electrovaya SC-2100 Fujitsu Lifebook T3010 Fujitsu Stylistic T5000 Fujitsu LifeBook  T4000 Gateway M275 HugeBee EZ30D LG LT20 Motion Computing M1300 Power Base Motion Computing M1300 Mainstream Base Motion Computing M1400 Motion Computing M1400 Shara i213 Sharp Actius TN10W Toshiba Protégé M200 / M205 Viewsonic V1250 Viglen eXaro II
Original Device Manufacturer (ODM) Wistron Wistron Wistron FIC LG Electronics Tatung Tatung n/a n/a n/a n/a   LG Electronics Amtek System        
CPU 1.0 GHz  Pentium M 2.2 -2.8 GHz Pentium 4 1.5 GHz Pentium M 1.8 GHz Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP-M 2200+ 1.0 GHz Pentium M or 800 MHz Celeron 1.2 GHz Pentium M 1.3 GHz Pentium M 1.4 GHz Pentium M 1.0 GHz Pentium M 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz Pentium M 1.4 GHz Pentium M 275e, 275x, 1.6 GHz Pentium M 275xl 800 MHz Transmeta Crusoe 5800 1.4 to 1.8 GHz Pentium M 1.0 GHz  Pentium M 800 MHz ULV Celeron 1.1 GHz  Pentium M 900 MHz Celeron M 1.3 GHz Pentium M 1.1 GHz Pentium M 1.5 GHz or 1.7 GHz Pentium M 1.0 GHz  Pentium M 1.2 GHz  Pentium M
Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 512k L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache   512k L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 2 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache   1 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 512k L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 512k L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache 1 MB L2 Cache
Chipset Intel 855 (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 Intel 855 (Intel Centrino)   Intel 855 GM (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GM (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GM (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GME (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GME (Intel Centrino) Intel® 855GME Chipset (Intel Centrino)   Intel 855 GME  (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GM  (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GM Intel 855 GME  (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GME  (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GME  (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 GM (Intel Centrino) Intel 855 PM    
RAM 512 MB expandable to 2 GB of RAM 256 MB DDR266 upgradeable to 2GB of RAM (requires (2) 1 GB sims) 512 MB DDR333 upgradeable to 2 GB (requires (2) 1 GB sims)   256 MB DDR266 (Celeron), 512 MB DDR 333 (Pentium), expandable to 2 GB 2000 - 256 MB,
2010 - 512MB, , expandable to 1.2 GB
256 MB, 768 MB 256 MB 256-512MB DDR 333 expandable to 2 GB 256-512MB DDR 333 expandable to 2 GB 256 - 275e, 275x, 512 - 275xl 256 MB 256 or 512 MB DDR333 upgradeable to 2 GB 256 MB PC2100 DDR expandable to 1 GB SDRAM 256 MB PC2100 DDR expandable to 1 GB SDRAM 256 MB PC2700 DDR expandable to 1 GB SDRAM 256 MB PC2700 DDR expandable to 1 GB SDRAM 256 MB upgradeable to 1 GB 256 MB DDR expandable to 768 MB 256 MB DDR333 upgradeable to 1 GB MB 256 MB DDR266 upgradeable to 768 MB 512 MB DDR
Hard Drive 40, 60 GB 20, 30, 40, 60 GB 40, 60 GB 60 GB 30 GB (Celeron) 40 GB (Pentium), optional 60GB (5400RPM) 2000 - 30 GB,
2010 - 40GB Can support 60, 80, 120 GB or larger
20, 40, 80 GB 40 GB, 60 GB 20, 40, 60 GB, ATA100 20, 40, 60 GB, ATA100 30 gb - 275e, 40 gb 275x, 60 gb 275xl 40 GB 30 to 80 GB 20, 40, 60GB Ultra DMA 66/100 20, 40, 60GB Ultra DMA 66/100 20, 40, 60GB Ultra DMA 66/100 20, 40, 60GB Ultra DMA 66/100 20 GB 30 GB (5GB reserved for restore partition) 40, 60 , 80  GB (60 GB 7200 RPM) 30 GB shock mounted 20 GB
Screen Size 10.4 TFT 14.1" TFT 14.1" TFT 12.1" TFT 10.4" TFT 12.1" TFT 12.1" TFT 12.1" TFT 12.1" transmissive TFT 12.1" TFT 14.1" TFT 8.4" 12.1" TFT 12.1" TFT, optional transflective display ($349.99) 12.1" TFT, optional transflective display ($349.99) 12.1" TFT, optional transflective display ($349.99) 12.1" TFT, optional transflective display ($349.99) 12.1" TFT 12.1" TFT 12.1" TFT 12.1" TFT 12.1" TFT
Screen Pixels 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768   1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 800 x 600 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1400 x 1050 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
Brightness       4  to 147 Nits                      
Digitizer Wacom Wacom Wacom   Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom     Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom Wacom
Video Card Intel Extreme 2 Graphics Intel Extreme 2 Graphics Intel Extreme 2 Graphics   nVidia GeForce 4 Go 420 w/32MB SDRAM (4x AGP) 32MB Intel 8285X GM/GME Graphics Controller 32MB Intel 8285X GM/GME Graphics Controller Intel 855MG integrated graphics card Integrated Intel® Direct AGP graphics Integrated Intel® Direct AGP graphics Intel Extreme 2 Graphics   Intel 855 GME Extreme Graphics controller Intel 830MG integrated UMA graphics card Intel 830MG integrated UMA graphics card Intel 855 GME Extreme Graphics controller Intel 855 GME Extreme Graphics controller Intel 855 GME Extreme Graphics controller Max 64 MG Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 w/32MB ram Intel Embedded 4x AGP Intel Extreme 2 Graphics
VGA Port Yes Yes Yes Yes, SVideo, TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Built-in Keyboard
See footnote 3
Yes, Touchpad Yes, Touchpad Yes, Touchpad Yes, Touchpad Yes, removable, 95% size, Pointstick Yes, removable keyboard w/touchpad Yes, removable keyboard w/touchpad Yes, Touchpad No Yes, Touchpad Yes, Touchpad No Yes, Touchpad, 18.5mm pitch No, usb keyboard No, usb keyboard No, usb Bluetooth keyboard No, usb Bluetooth keyboard No Yes, touchpad, 18mm pitch Yes, 19mm pitch Yes, Touchpad  
Buttons 4 easy launch buttons 4 easy launch buttons 4 easy launch buttons   3 easy launch buttons, 3 pen launch buttons Power On/Off, Security, Start, Journal, Keyboard, Rotate, Esc, Function, Wireless, Direction Ball + Enter buttons Power On/Off, Security, Start, Journal, Keyboard, Rotate, Esc, Function, Wireless, Direction Ball + Enter buttons 6 security / application buttons       Touch Pad Left/Right Power, up/down, ESC, Windows Journal, Enter, Easy Menu, Rotation Power, Portrait/ Landscape, 4 multifunction, 5-way Directional Control Power, Portrait/ Landscape, 4 multifunction, 5-way Directional Control Power, Portrait/ Landscape, 4 multifunction, 5-way Directional Control Power, Portrait/ Landscape, 4 multifunction, 5-way Directional Control     4 buttons - Windows Security, Esc/Display Rotation, Cross Functional, 4 tablet buttons Security, rotation, wireless on/off, journal, ALT-TAB, escape, 3-way scroll, internet, right click  
Modem 56k modem 56k modem 56k modem 56k modem 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 v.92 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.90 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 56k soft modem v.92 56k soft modem v.90 56k modem v.90 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 56k modem v.92 56k modem
Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet
Wireless Wi-Fi Optional Wi-FI 802.11b, or 802.11a/g or Bluetooth Wi-Fi, Optional Bluetooth 802.11g Wi-Fi 802.11b, Bluetooth, Optional 802.11a/b/g Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b Intel 802.11g Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b or Atheros 802.11a/b/g Intel Pro2200 802.11g Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b 802.11b Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b or 802.11g Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b or 802.11g Intel Pro2200 Wi-Fi 802.11g or 802.11a/b/g Intel Pro2200 Wi-Fi 802.11g or 802.11a/b/g 802.11b/g Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b FIR, Optional Intel Pro2100 Wi-Fi 802.11b, Optional Atheros 802.11/A/B/G Optional Bluetooth Wi-Fi 802.11a+b, or 802.11a+b+g
USB (Universal Serial Bus) (2) USB 2.0 (4) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (4) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB (2) USB (2) USB (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (20 USB 2.0 (3) USB (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) USB 2.0
FireWire
(1394)
FireWire n/a FireWire n/a n/a FireWire FireWire n/a FireWire FireWire FireWire n/a FireWire FireWire FireWire FireWire FireWire 6 pin FireWire FireWire n/a 6 pin FireWire FireWire
Ports CTI - includes external CDRW/DVD (2) PC Card Type II, Parallel, Infrared,  Floppy Drive, and one of the following DVD, CD, CDRW, DVD/RW, floppy disk drive AcerMedia Bay w/CDRW/DVD, SmartCard reader, PC Card 4 in 1 adapter DVD/CDRW, PC Card Type II Type III Carbus PC Card, SD slot, Infrared (VFIR) Fingerprint Sensor, FIR, PC Card Fingerprint Sensor, FIR, PC Card (2) PC Card Type II (stacked), infrared (FIR), SmartCard reader PC Card Type II, SD/Memory Stick reader SmartCard, Infrared (FIR) PC Card Type II, SmartCard, Infrared (FIR) PC card Type II, Integrated 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader, dvd rom - 275e, cdrw/ dvdrom 275x, 275xl PC Card type II, 4 in 1 Card Reader, Digital Camera PC Card Type II, SD slot PC Card Type II PC Card Type II PC Card Type II PC Card Type II Compact Flash Card Type II PC Card Type II, Compact Flash Card Type II PC Card Type I, SD slot PC Card Type II, SD/MMC/MS PC Card Type II, mini PCI slot, infrared port
Audio   Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack
  Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack, Headset Jack
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack, Headset Jack, built in microphone
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack, Headset Jack, built in microphone
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack, Headset Jack
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack Mono Audio through speakers
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack Mono Audio through speakers
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack Mono Audio through speakers
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack Mono Audio through speakers
Earphone, Microphone Jack Audio In Jack
Audio Out
Audio In Jack
Audio Out Jack
   
Battery 4000 MAh Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Super Polymer Lithium Ion, 70 WHr Super Polymer Lithium Ion, 75 WHr Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion, 2200mAHr Lithium Ion Lithium Ion 40 WHr Lithium Ion 40 WHr Lithium Ion 40 WHr Lithium Ion 40 WHr Lithium Ion 3600 mAh Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion
Battery Life 3 hours, 1.5 to 3 hours to charge 2.5 hours, 2.5 to 3.5 hours to charge 5 hours, 2.5 - 3.5 hours to charge 3 hours 9 hours, 5 hours to charge 9 hours up to 4.5 hours w/high capacity standard - 5 hours, high capacity 8 hours standard - 5 hours, high capacity 8 hours   3+ hours 5.3 hours 1.2 to 2 hours to charge 1.2 to 2 hours to charge 1.2 to 2 hours to charge 1.2 to 2 hours to charge 4 hours 5 hours 4.34 hours, 2.5 - 10 hours to charge 1.5 hour rapid charge 3 hours
Cradle/ Port Replicator   Port Replicator   Ethernet, USB 2.0, DVD or CDRW (Multibay) 3 USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 ethernet, line out , 9 Pin VGA and DVD/CDRW optical drive   USB 2.0 x 3, VGA x 1, RJ45 x 1, IEEE1394, Line-out, DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive     n/a         VGA, (3) USB,FireWire, Ethernet, Audio, Spare Battery Charger  
Software       HP Help and SupportIntervideo WinDVD Playback SoftwareSafety and Comfort GuideAcrobat® Reader, Reference Guide Roxio Easy CD CreatorWindows Media Player 9 for XP HP Tablet PC Tour Corel Grafigo (Full Version) • Adobe Acrobat reader 5.1 (Full Version) • MacAfee virus scan 7.0 • Farstone Virtual drive lite (Full Version) • Alias Sketchbook (Full Version) • Note Taking • Franklin Covey tablet planner (Trial Version) • Ink Annotation • MS Reader   Adobe Acrobat Reader, PowerQuest® Drive Image™ Special Edition, Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Fujitsu Hot Key Utility, MS Reader, NewsStand Reader, Zinio Reader, Franklin Covey Tablet Planner 30-day Free Trial Microsoft Office OneNote™ 20035, PowerQuest® Drive Image® Special Edition, Fujitsu Display Controls, Fujitsu Hot Key Utility, Fujitsu Security Application Panel, Adobe® Reader, Zinio Reader, MS Reader   Microsoft Works 7.0, Norton Antivirus 90 day intro. Power presenter RE, Free Notes, Office Ink and Handwriting recognition Software Norton Anti-Virus 2004, Battery Maimiser, IP Operator, OSD(On Screen Display), Acrobat Reader 6.0 Eng   Adobe Reader OneNote 203, WinDVD, Symbol Commander, Drag 'n Drop, Zinio Reader, Franklin Covey Tablet Planner (30 day trial), Alias Sketchbook (30 day trial) Microsoft Works (M205-S809 only) Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Reader, powerOne Finance Software, Colligio Personal Edition, Trial versions of Franklin Covey Tablet Planner, MindManager, Alias Sketchbook Pro, Panda Antivirus  
Size 10.1 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches, 257 x 216 x25.9 mm 13.1 x 11.6 x 1.9 inches, 332 x 294 x 45.2-49.7 mm 12.8 x 10.7 x 1.4 inches, 326 x 272 x 33.4 mm 11.6 x 9.8 x 1.6 10.8 x 8.3 x .8 inches, 274 x 216 x 20 mm 11.96 x 9.17 x 1.0 inches 11.96 x 9.17 x 1.0 inches 11.5 x 9.3 x 1.1 - 1.4 inches 12.77 x 8.66 x .82-.88 inches standard, 13.5 x 8.66 x .82-.88 inches high capacity 11.5" x 9.6" x 1.3 - 1.7" 12.60 x 10.83 x 1.10 inches 236 x 175x 25mm, 9.29x 6.87x 0.98 inches 289.6 x 243.2 x 19.8/ 26.5/ 29 mm 11.65 x 9.45 x .87 inches 296 x 240 x 22mm 11.65 x 9.45 x .87 inches 296  x 240 x 22mm 11.65 x 9.45 x .87 inches 296 x 240 x 22mm 11.65 x 9.45 x .87 inches 296 x 240 x 22mm 11.5 x 8.6 x .94 inches 11.4 x 10.1 x 1.13 inches, 290 x 256.7 28.8mm 11.6 x 9.8 x 1.5 inches 10.9 x 9.3 x 1.0 inches, 278 x 229 x 25.7mm 232 x 303 x 19mm
Weight 3.2 lbs, 1.5 kg 8.4 lbs, 3.8 kg 6.2 lbs, 2.8 kg, 5.8 lbs w/weight saver, 6.3 lbs w/2nd battery 5.5 lbs 3 lbs, 1.4 kg, 4 lbs, 1.8 kg w/Keyboard 4.1 lbs w/keyboard, 3.1 lbs w/o 4.5 lbs w/keyboard, 3.5 lbs w/o 4.18 lbs 3.4 lbs / 1.55kg standard, 3.9 lbs high capacity battery 4.3 lbs 5.7 lbs 2.6 lbs, 1.18 kg 1.75 kg 3 lbs 3 lbs 3 lbs 3 lbs 3.3 lbs 4.2 lbs, 1.9kg 4.4 - 4.6 lbs 3.9 lbs 1.4kg
Price TMC111CTI $1,699, TMC111TI $1,499 $1,599 $1899 $1349 1,849 and up $2,299 $1999-2599 $1799 -2049 $2099 - 2399   $1799 -2099 $999   $1,999 $1,699 $1,999 - 2350 $1,999 - 2350 $2,195   Starting at $2,399    
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Notes:

  1. Hard Disk - higher ATA speed is faster.

  2. 24 bit color is TrueColor (16 million colors) 16 bit is high color (65535 colors).

  3. Units without keyboards are Slates, Units with keyboards are Convertibles.

  4. PIII - Intel Pentium III - Uses SpeedStep technology to reduce the cpu speed when running on battery to maximize battery life.  So relying on the CPU speed alone is not what you will experience when you are running on batteries.  See Intel's Mobile Pentium® III Processors Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology and Intel's Mobile Pentium® III Processors Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology.

  5. Transmeta Crusoe - Uses some internal ram (approximately 10 MB) to translate instructions into x86 format.  Generally they operate slower than the clock speed when compared to the PIII.  Uses Long Run technology to operate at a variety of different CPU speeds based on the demands of the system to maximize battery life.  See Transmeta's Marketing of Megahertz.

  6. For all battery life calculations, you usage may vary significantly from the specifications provided above.  The battery life test results may be based on running the CPU at a slower speed, shutting off the hard drive, and dimming the display.

  7. All Wacom based digitizers use pens that are compatible with each other for the basic functionality.

See Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Specifications for details.

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