Tim Marman writes: "I was looking at the Tablet PCs today at J&R. I especially liked the Portege 3505 because it has a pretty big keyboard and it's still fairly lightweight.
For those of you who have one (Marcie?), what have your experiences been?"
I love my Portege ("Porty")! Now about 75% of the time, I just use it as a regular laptop--I was in need of a replacement laptop anyway, but I'm finding "Tablet mode" more and more useful for several different things:
1) Reading blogs while standing in line or on planes. If I'm just reading, Tablet mode makes life simpler in small places, or when standing.
2) Taking notes in ink! This has to be the most fun way to take notes in meetings, at conferences, or just for drawing out my own personal plans and ideas.
3) Instant messenging in ink (for those that have MSN 6). And for those without MSN 6, it will convert my handwriting to text for them.
And I can see a lot of other things useful for ink in the future, so I'm really excited about the possibilities.