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    Laptops with a 10.4" screen

    Morning Guys,

    I have a bit of a problem. I need a laptop for work and it needs to be really portable. I have looked at the EEE and the Vye options but to me, a 7" screen is just too small and a 12.1" is too big. I am looking for something around the 10.4" range but am having real trouble finding one in my budget. The only ones I can seem to find are the Toughbooks, and I ain't paying 3k for a laptop.

    My budget is around £600-£800. I really liked the older Acer Travelmate C110. It is the perfect size but also has tablet functionality, which is good. Unfortuantly, they do not sell these anymore and I am having real trouble finding the modern day equivelent.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome.

    Thanks

    Jon

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    Sony TZ12VN is 11.1" which is better than the 12 but not as good as your 10.4.

    Cheaper than 3k but more than your £600-800.

    I think you'll struggle personally.

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    I have some Thinkpad X60 laptops (a 12" screen admittedly) but you would be hard-pushed to say that they aren't portable enough!

    ICT Direct did me a good deal on 12 of them - condierably less than the £1200 RRP (read as within your price range) and they were boxed new.

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    Re:

    I could only find Fujitsu Tablets with this screen size:



    Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P1610 - Core Solo U1400
    / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino - RAM 512 MB - HDD 80 GB
    - GMA 950 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11a/b/g,
    Bluetooth 2.0 - TPM - fingerprint reader - Win XP
    Tablet PC 2005 - 8.9" Widescreen TFT 1280 x 768 ( WXGA )
    * 1.2 GHz Intel Core Solo processor
    * 8.9 in TFT active matrix display, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
    * 1.2 kg weight, 9 hour(s) battery life
    £1036.99 ex VAT


    Fujitsu Siemens Stylistic ST5111 - Core 2 Duo U7600
    / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino Duo - RAM 512 MB - HDD 80 GB -
    GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0 - Gigabit Ethernet -
    WLAN : 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 - TPM - SmartCard reader -
    Win XP Tablet PC 2005 - 10.4" TFT 1024 x 768 ( XGA )
    £1224.99 ex VAT


    Fujitsu Siemens Stylistic ST5111 - Core 2 Duo U7600
    / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino Duo - RAM 1 GB - HDD 80 GB -
    GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0 - Gigabit Ethernet -
    WLAN : 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 - TPM - SmartCard reader - Win XP
    Tablet PC 2005 - 10.4" TFT 1024 x 768 ( XGA )
    £1337.99 ex VAT


    Fujitsu Siemens Stylistic ST5111 - Core Duo U2500 /
    1.2 GHz ULV - RAM 1 GB - HDD 120 GB - GMA 950 - Gigabit Ethernet -
    WLAN : 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 - TPM - SmartCard reader - Win XP
    Tablet PC 2005 - 10.4" TFT 1024 x 768 ( XGA )
    £1380.99 ex VAT

    Fujitsu Siemens Stylistic ST5111 - Core Duo U2500 / 1.2 GHz ULV -
    RAM 512 MB - HDD 60 GB - GMA 950 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11a/b/g,
    Bluetooth 2.0 - TPM - SmartCard reader - Win XP Tablet PC 2005 -
    10.4" TFT 1024 x 768 ( XGA )
    £1245.99 ex VAT

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    I'm afraid that you aren't going to find such a machine for that price. Ultra mobile PC's come with a premium. The only 10" one I could find was a Panasonic toughbook, but that was £2.5k.

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    I would echo Rics comments about Thinkpad X series, I used to carry one of these when I worked in industry. If I was travelling light I would leave the base at home. Tough as nails, light and good battery life too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    I would echo Rics comments about Thinkpad X series, I used to carry one of these when I worked in industry. If I was travelling light I would leave the base at home. Tough as nails, light and good battery life too.
    they're all those things but the lack of a trackpad could be a pita for some.
    Not me persnoally, the trackpoint and button on thinkpads are just fine for me - but nothing beats a trackpad for speed and accuracy. Except a mouse that is, but i haven't used a mouse with a laptop for years.

    plus, i would hope the batteries shipped with the current X series are better than the 4-cell battery in some of the T61's which is just horrendous.

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    Could you hang on for the new EEEs, with the larger screen that fills right up to the edge?

    They will be better spec'd and I believe they are to offer a version with XP, if you are that way inclined.

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    The Dell Latitude XT is another 12" option [again a tablet]

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