Sunday, April 19, 2009

Netbooks at Best Buy

I was walking through Best Buy today and I noticed that they now have many more netbooks on display. They had the Asus Eee, the HP Mini, the Dell Mini 9, and a few others. However, they had very few tablet PCs. In fact, the only convertible tablet PC was an HP tablet TX2Z that features a capacitive multi-touch display (which means that you can use two fingers on the screen and perform gestures). The phrase "multi-touch" has gotten confusing in the tablet PC industry. My Lenovo Thinkpad X200 tablet is considered to have a multi-touch screen because I can use my active digitizer pen or my finger as an input device. However, I can't use two fingers on the screen because it is a passive screen (not a capacitive touch screen like the iPhone or BlackBerry Storm).

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