lifekludger has posted a new review of the
Acer TravelMate C200, a unique “convertible” ultraportable – Tablet PC functionality combined with a physical keyboard. The C200 is unique in the way it converts – it has a “sliding-track mechanism” rather than the typical swivel mechanism where the screen swivels around and lays down against the keyboard. It’s powered by an Intel Pentium M and has a 12.1-inch non-widescreen display.
Dave looks at it differently than most reviewers – namely from the perspective of somebody that has to use it differently than many of us (i.e. without hands) :
In short, for me, operating a computer with a disability, layout and positioning is everything – well the absolute first priority overriding all other considerations anyway. If I canâ€™t reach it with my mouthstick, leave it in the box! So the Acer really grabbed my attention.
When I got hold of one I found the layout of keyboard, with the keys right at the front edge, the compact design and the â€˜reachable-nessâ€™ of everything brilliant. The Trackpoint â€˜pointerâ€™ device, although not my ultimate choice for pointing, worked for me and the little scroll-wheel, which was an added feature I hadnâ€™t accounted for, I found handy and easy to use, despite the angle.