Last week at Tech.Ed I exclusively used my Tablet PC both in and out of my sessions. In one case, my branching session I even used the pen on the tablet on a PowerPoint deck be more responsive to the questions coming from the audience. They would spell out their scenario and I would draw it up on the screen so that we could discuss the pros and cons of that approach.
I’ve probably been running slate vs. laptop mode in a ratio of 75% to 25% respectively. The tablet also came in really useful during the week as I was explaining how our TFS Integrator works.
So far it has been a really positive experience, and I just can’t believe how good the battery life is – and even when I do need to charge up the power cable is so long it can stretch half way across the room.
I think that my Tablet PC use is starting to get to Darren Neimke who might be the next convert – resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.
He brought along an EO UMPC which were fun to play around with – later on the week I actually noted that Nick Randolph was wondering around with a Samsung UMPC and I had another go at trying to type with them, I need more practice there. I noticed that the Tegatech site is now sporting the Fujitsu Lifebook P1510 – is this actually a UMPC, or is it a very small Tablet?
Dr. Neil was also at the bloggers brunch and he gave me a few tips for the care and feeding of my tablet which I appreciated a lot, especially after seeing some of the screens on the M200’s around Tech.Ed I’m glad he did.