While Gateway CX200X, the Tecra M7 features a 14.1-inch wide-screen display; the Tecra M7's has a fine 1,440x900 (WXGA+) native resolution. The rest of the spec options include:and seem to be stealing the tablet headlines lately, at least one company has launched a tablet on the other end of the size spectrum: the new Toshiba Tecra M7 has a starting weight of 5.9 pounds. While a tablet of such heft is clearly not intended for taking notes clipboard style, it should make a decent companion on your trip to the conference room or classroom. Like the
With a starting price of $1,599, the Tecra M7 is available today through Toshiba's Web site and resellers.
With the Tecra A8, meanwhile, Toshiba seems to have focused its enhancements on sturdiness, including a protective display cover, hard drive vibration protection, and a reinforced keyboard; plus, Toshiba is bundling a free year of accidental damage coverage with the system. Built around a 15.4-inch wide-screen display with a 1,280x800 (WXGA) resolution, the Tecra A8 has a few more configuration options than the M7, including:
Pricing for the 6.4-pound Tecra A8, also available today, starts at a mind-bogglingly low $699.
We're eager to find out how both these systems perform, so stay tuned for a full review.