07-27-2009 12:37 AM
I've been doing a little research on what to get to replace my old tablet PC. Currently I have a Gateway, and it's worked great up until recently.
I'm a digital artist that uses the tablet PC in place of an actual tablet and monitor. I'm looking for another tablet PC that has Wacom tablet capabilities and "more modern" laptop qualities (higher amounts of memory, ram, storage, and processor speeds). The programs that I typically run are the entire Adobe Photoshop Creative suite, which takes a lot to run. Probably why my old laptop isn't doing so hot.
If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. Right now I'm looking for the best suited match, then I'll consider the price between the best choices. Thank you so much!!!
08-11-2009 12:44 PM
I apologize for the long delay in reply! I did a lot of research before I bought a convertible notebook, but I'm very happy with the HP I selected. The current generation of this computer is the HP TouchSmart Model TX2-1275DX. This one has twice the RAM of the one I bought several months ago. I successfully run Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on this computer as well as the less demanding Microsoft Office 2007 suite and Bejeweled 2 Deluxe! Don't tell anyone about that last part.
The touch screen is managed in partnership with Wacom, so it should satisfy that requirement. I find the stylus that is included works pretty well (even though my paws are pretty big, I get the kind of response that I need for my drawings) and that the handwriting recognition software works pretty well at interpreting my deteriorating handwriting now that it's been trained. The optical drive on my unit is removable.
The only down-sides that I can think of is that some may consider it heavy and the battery -- which should be removed when the PC is plugged in -- is really handy as a means of holding the unit when I'm not working on a desk. Sometimes the screen feels a bit small, but it hasn't impacted any of the art that I've created. Well, so far.
I hope this helps. I recommend what you're doing already: research the available products until you find one that satisfies your requirements and, truthfully, gets you at least a little bit excited. That's how I was with the HP I bought. It's only my opinion though, so as I say around the office a lot, "YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)." Good luck with your search!