The Portege R400 came out at an awkward time – just as the Core 2 Duos were just starting to be announced and then rolled out, but even though it missed the Core 2 Duos, it still managed to hop on the LED-backlit display wagon. It was one of the first, and while it helps that it doesn’t have an internal optical drive, the LED backlit display does help lower the weight and size.
She addresses the Core Duo issue:
For those of you who are concerned that the Coreâ„¢ Duo U2500 1.20GHz is not enough power…The Coreâ„¢ Duo U2500 1.20GHz processor in the R400 does just fine with all of the every day tasks most people use their Tablet Pcs for. That said, if the majority of what your doing every day is using Microsoft word, checking and sending email and surfing the web, then 1.20GHZ is enough power for what you are doing.
Before you can choose the “Best Tablet PC” you have to stop and think about not just what you think you want but how you will use your Tablet PC and what you actually “need” it to do. If your using Auto Cad, Adobe Photoshop and doing animation rendering or video editing a machine with the power of a IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ Duo 2 processor will suit your needs better.