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Hardware &Links Isaac on 14 Feb 2007 09:35 am

48 hours to try it out

I haven’t taken advantage of it (yet?), but Allegiance Technology Partners has a 48 hour demo period.

Our 48-hour Tablet demo program has the following requirements of participants:

  1. Sign the 48-hour Tablet demo program agreement
  2. Provide credit card information in case unit is lost, stolen or damaged (credit card will not be charged except as stated in agreement)
  3. Pay for shipping and insurance charges in both directions (usually $59-$95)

This is almost certainly the route I’d go if I were considering buying a tablet they carry (Motion LE1600 with View Anywhere Screen, Motion LS800 with View Anywhere Screen, Fujitsu ST5112 with Indoor/Outdoor Screen, Fujitsu ST5111 with backlit outdoor screen, Toshiba Tecra M7 Duo Core, Toshiba Portege M400 Duo¬†Core, Fujitsu P1610, Tablet Kiosk UMPC eo 7110, Coming soon – IBM/Lenovo X60 with Multiview/Multitouch screen).

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5 Responses to “48 hours to try it out”

  1. on 14 Feb 2007 at 10:05 am 1.Ryan said …

    Anyone teaching with the Motion LS800?
    I’d consider demoing that in the future. Right now, with grad. school, it’s too small for class notes. I could see it being nice for anecdotal notes on students and quick small group demonstrations. Of course, I’d be using a smart board for presenting while teaching. I would think if you had your tab used as a white board that you would want the bigger screen.

  2. on 14 Feb 2007 at 11:00 am 2.Isaac said …

    I think the LS800 is a 1024×768 screen, which is the same resolution as my X41 and as a number of other 12″ tablets, so even though it’s a 10″ screen, it’s got the same “screen real estate” so I’d certainly consider it for teaching… but I find the price/performance/weight balance of the slates isn’t yet to the point where I’d go for a slate. Also, against more current 12″ tablets like the X60 with 1280×1024 resolution, one would be giving up screen real estate, depending on projector support.

  3. on 14 Feb 2007 at 12:06 pm 3.Kenrick said …

    The LS800 is an 8.4″ screen at 800×600.

    I use a 10″ TC1100 all the time and it’s got enough space for me, but the 1024×768 resolution makes a difference compared to 800×600.

    I ordered an oqo 02 with 800×480. I don’t think I’ll do much inking on its 5″ screen though you never know :) My current intent is to use it mostly with powerpoint and occasional highlighting.

  4. on 14 Feb 2007 at 12:10 pm 4.Isaac said …

    Ahh, you’re absolutely right. I must have been thinking of the TC1100 and/or one of the Fujitsu tablets. 800×600 would be painful to use, I think… I have enough trouble with 1024×768 and running out of screen real estate.

  5. on 16 Feb 2007 at 10:14 am 5.TabletTeacher said …

    Allegiance is good. They have a 2-3 week backlog for LS800 and P1610 Tablets. I am using a Gateway 2724 with a SMART Board right now and it works alright….just not as portable for grading, assessment, etc.

    I’d go with the 10 in. screen minimum for use with a SMART Board or Data Projector. Possibly the new HP or Gateway due in March would be a bit less heavy.