I don’t come across many Tablet PC users in the field as most users of this platform tend to be vertical markets like FedEx, UPS or doctors, but when I do meet one you can usually tell they are very enthusiastic about the device. I have been using a HP TR-3000 ruggedized TabletPC for over a year now and it has been very useful particularly in meetings for taking notes. I originally based my decision to purchase a ruggedized device on the fact that I am often in the field at customer sites. On my particular device I sacrificed screen real estate for toughness. To be honest, if I had to make the same decision now knowing what I know after living with my device I would now choose the larger screen. My TR-3000 does 800×600 and I sure would like to have 1024×768 a lot of times to save scrolling. On the other hand my device survived a serious car accident.
Most people don’t consider Tablet PC’s when they look for a portable computing device and tend to default their purchase decision to notebook or laptop computers. You would be surprised how often people get that “gee whiz” look in their eyes when I let them try my TabletPC. It was like that for me too. As soon as you start using a TabletPC it doesn’t take long for you to say to yourself “why didn’t I get one of these sooner?”
At any rate, this article is targeting a smaller audience. But even though the content is mostly about the Tablet PC there is a very good tip for using MSN Messenger version 7.5 (the current version as of this writing) to send messages to your employees or co-workers cell phones via text messages (SMS) even if they are not registered MSN Messenger users. Check it out, I think you will find this information useful.
If you are in the market for a new notebook or laptop computer you owe it to yourself to look into the Tablet PC, you may be very surprised about what it can do for you. Find a local dealer where you can get some hands on time with one and see if you don’t have a gee whiz experience too.
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