Toshiba's new 10" tablet supports Windows 7, handwriting recognition and is targeted at the executive on the go.
Let's start with the stats and features first. According to Toshiba, the WT200 has the following feature list:
10.1" Wide View angle High Definition screen with a 1366x768 display
64GB Solid State Drive
Weight less than 800 grams
Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz 800 CPU
Intel NM10 Express Chipset
Genuine Windows 7 32bit Professional SP1
10 finger multi-touch support
SD Card slot
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Mini USB 2.0
Microphone & headphone Combo port (iPhone type)
Integrated Web camera Back 3.0M with LED Flash and no Mic (out) and Front 1.3M (in) with LED & Mic
3 cell 2700mAh Lithium-Ion battery
Included software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter (60 day trial), Norton Internet Security (Trial Version), Toshiba Value Added Package (inc Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba Console, Toshiba Recovery).
My family chose to take this unit as our primary computer on a two week trip around Europe. It was used for web, email and social media access along with management of photos from a number of digital cameras. Hopefully (we thought) this would be a good test of the unit.
We tried to like this tablet, we really did. It promised so much but missed the mark in so many small ways.
David Heath has over 25 years experience in the IT industry, specializing particularly in customer support, security and computer networking. Heath has worked previously as head of IT for The Television Shopping Network, as the network and desktop manager for Armstrong Jones (a major funds management organization) and has consulted into various Australian federal government agencies (including the Department of Immigration and the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence). He has also served on various state, national and international committees for Novell Users International; he was also the organising chairman for the 1994 Novell Users' Conference in Brisbane. Heath is currently employed as an Instructional Designer, building technical training courses for industrial process control systems.