Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Tablet PCs are an acquired taste, and the Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202 has all the benefits users will appreciate in a tablet, as well as the inherent drawbacks to the genre—namely a bulky chassis and premium $1,799 price. If you really do use it as both a tablet and a traditional laptop, however, those negatives become easy to overlook.
Done up in a dark-gray ("metallic flake titanium") color, the M750 looks both attractive and inoffensive. Measuring an inch and a half thick and weighing 4.6 pounds (without an optical drive in the modular bay), the M750 is similar in size and weight to other convertible tablets we've recently reviewed (such as the HP TouchSmart tx2z), but it's bulky compared with most 12.1-inch laptops. Toshiba’s own nonconvertible Portégé A600 series, for example, weighs just 3.2 pounds and is only 1.2 inches thick.
Toshiba has designed the M750 for the rigors of road use, employing strong magnesium alloy for the shell; shock-absorbing materials for the hard drive, LCD panel, and chassis; a 3D accelerometer to protect the hard drive heads and platters in the event of a drop; and equipping the M750 with a spill-resistant keyboard. The keyboard is comfortable and has full-size letter keys, though the ancillary keys are a bit truncated. As with other business-oriented portables, the M750 has no dedicated multimedia control keys, but Toshiba does include a volume wheel on the front edge. (Source: Jamie Bsales, ComputerShopper.com)
Chris De Herrera