On Monday and Tuesday (well, probably mostly on Monday but with some delays at the receiving dock), I received two ThinkPad X60 units (hi-res screen and Vista Business) and an UltraBase X6 docking station, sent by Lenovo for evaluation. In the coming weeks, I will be writing more about the X60 and how it compares to my X41 and how I’ve been using it (or not using it) in various situations. Also, you will soon see some evaluation notes from a university professor on his experience with the X60 having never used a tablet before.
So far, I’ve found:
- Vista and my school’s wireless authentication/encryption infrastructure are not compatible, so no WiFi for me at school.
- Automatic screen rotation is the most immediately accessible “wow” feature.
- While Vista on the X60 is about as fast/slow to start up and shut down as XP on my X41, things like Firefox and Thunderbird seem faster on the X60.