You’ve already seen Kelly Clay in a few of the videos on the channel, but we hadn’t made a formal introduction. Here Kelly and I talk about how she got started in blogging, women in tech, Reese’s milkshakes, how mobile computing is changing the way we interact with out world and To Write Love on Her Arms.
Kelly covers social technology on Lockergnome and you can find her on Twitter @kellyhclay. Expect to see her in more Lockergnome videos in the future.
A friend of mine pointed out that Woot was running a special today on the Gateway M275 Tablet PC – for $599. In my humble opinion, this isn’t much of a bargain. I’d probably buy one at $199, but at $599 I’d just as soon put an additional $400 into it for a truly better Tablet PC experience.
You’d be better off spending $400 more ($999 total) for a basic Gateway CX210S – better processor, better power consumption, better RAM modules, slightly better screen resolution, likely faster hard drive, twice as much disk space, and it’s Vista Capable (Vista Ready with a memory upgrade to 1GB, whereas the M275 isn’t even listed as Vista Capable).
If you have $599 to spend on a Tablet PC, you have $999 – and at $999, your experience with the Tablet PC is going to be far better (from everything I’ve heard – not ever having owned one). Understand that Windows Vista is going to bring with it a lot of tablet-specific hooks. If a machine isn’t even Vista Capable today, I wouldn’t spend more than a couple hundred on it.
Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors changed “everything” – and I can’t wait to have one in my next laptop.