Stories by Carla Thornton

ThinkPad X61 tablet — nice design, but pricey

A tidy little 1.96 KG machine, the tablet version of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X61 ultra-portable lacks an integrated optical drive but, nevertheless, is nicely designed. It also has a long battery life and an easy-on, easy-off docking station. At $2,999, however, it’s pricey.

Notebooks: Geared up to stay, or go

SAN FRANCISCO (11/20/2003) - With their big screens, keyboards, and hard drives, desktop replacements tend to be heavier than other types of notebooks but remain portable enough for at least occasional forays outside the office. They also have the room to pack the most powerful components into their big cases.