Tablet Comparison

I’ve put together a quick comparison tablet for the tablets I’m considering at the moment.

IBM x41t LifeBook – T4020 PORTEGE M400 X30

Model 18666SM LBT4020-AA001E0C1 PPM40A-00F00G
CPU Pentium M 758 LV 1.50 GHz Pentium® M 750 1.86GHz, 2MB L2 Intel® CoreTM Duo T2400 1.83GHz, 2Mb L2 cache
FSB 400 MHz 533MHz FSB 667MHz FSB
Chipset Intel 915GM Intel® 945GM + Intel® 82801GBM
Screen 12.1″ XGA TFT 12.1″ XGA TFT 12.1”Active Matrix SXGA+ Wide View Tablet
Resolution 1024×768 1024×768 1400×1050
External Resolution 2048×1536
Video Card Intel® GMA 900 with DVMT Intel® GMA 900 with DVMT Intel® 945GM Graphics Media Accelerator
Video Memory Shared 128Mb Shared 128Mb 128MB shared memory (UMA)
Audio AD1981B AC’97 Audio controller SigmaTel STAC9753A AC97 STAC9200 Software Sound
Default Memory 512Mb 512Mb 512Mb
Max Memory 2Gb 2Gb 2Gb
Memory Type 533HMz DDR2 SDRAM 533HMz DDR2 SDRAM 533HMz DDR2 SDRAM

HDD 60GB ATA-100 Hitachi Travelstar 4200RPM 80GB (5400rpm) 80GB (5400 rpm) 2.5” SATA HDD
DVD External Only Dual Layer Super Multi Writer SelectBayâ„¢ DVD Combo or DVD SuperMulti

Modem 56K V.92 designed modem 56K V.923modem 56K V.923modem
Network Gigabit Gigabit Gigabit, Intel 82573L (Vidalia)®
Wireless 11a,b,g 11a,b,g 11a,b,g
Bluetooth Bluetooth: 1Mbps Bluetooth™ v1.2 Bluetooth® v2.0 with EDR
Wireless NIC Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Intel® Golan ABG PRO Wireless 802.11a/b/g

Trackpad No Yes Yes
TrackPoint Yes No No
Keyboard 84-key, 19mm key pitch, 2.7mm key stroke 84 key (US) keyboard

Dimensions 266 244 249

274 293 295

29 35 38.9
Volumetric 2.11 2.5 2.86
Weight 1.84/1.88 Kgs Approx. 1.95kg (w/ Weight Saver Option) From 2.038kg
Warranty Three years parts and labour 3 year RTB, 1 year International 3 year international parts and labour Australia and New Zealand.
Battery 8 Cell Hybrid Batt, 6.3 Hrs Battery life Up to 5hrs1 (6-cell Li-Ion 5200mAh) 6 cell 4700mAh Lithium-Ion battery

Cards PC Card Type I/II x 1, Smart Card6 x 1 1 x Type II PC card

SD Card MS/SD x 1 Media Reader/Writer (SD, MMC,MS/MS Pro, XD),
Connectors 3 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 x 2, VGA (external display), IEEE1394 3 x USB2.0, iLink (IEEE1394) Firewire,

Other Fingerprint Reader Fingerprint Reader Fingerprint Reader
Wireless On/Off Switch

Bay Battery, 6-cell Li-Ion 3800mAh, 8.5hrs Optional Slice Expansion Battery, 6 cell, 4000mAh

Toshiba Wireless Key logon (Bluetooth required)

Keyboard Light

Hard Drive Protection
Software ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software, Alias Sketchbook Pro;Diskeeper Lite from Diskeeper;Franklin Covey Tablet Planner;Google Desktop;Google Toolbar;Microsoft Education Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition;Microsoft Enhancement Pack for Tablet PC;Picasa from Google;ThinkVantage Productivity Center;ThinkVantage System Update;Zinio Reader Fujitsu Update Navi8, Fujitsu Hardware Diagnostic Tool, Cyberlink Power DVD, Power Producer, Sonic RecordNow DX, Sonic DLA, Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0, Norman Virus Control, Norman Personal Firewall, Acronis True Image, Microsoft® Experience Pack for Tablet Microsoft® OneNote® 2003, InterVideo™ WinDVD™ Creator 2 Platinum, Sonic Record Now!, Toshiba ConfigFree, Toshiba Assist, Toshiba RAID Utility, Norton AntiVirus 2006 (90 day registration)

Source IBM x41t Lifebook T4020 Toshiba M400

1 Comment

  1. Alan Peery Said,

    July 14, 2006 @ 1:53 am

    The Toshiba M400 is a good choice. I’ve been very happy with mine. Two things to keep in mind:

    1) The laptop will hold 4Gb — 2 x 2Gb DIMMs. These are *VERY* expensive in June 2006, so plan on using 1Gb DIMMs for a while and then replacing.

    2) The case is very easy to scratch. Definitely plan on a special sleeve if keeping the machine pretty is important to you.

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