Friday, November 17, 2006

Finished watching Dennis Rice's ( overview of the Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet PC ( and, while the dual touch demo was worthwhile, what really caught my eye was that Ultrabase. It's basically an add-on module that has the same features as a standard dock connector, but unlike any other, it can stay connected while on the go, providing an optical drive and extra ports even when mobile. Very cool.

I am a big believer in modular systems and this option is the epitome of that ideology. I've read a couple reviews that bemoan the lack of integrated or included optical drive (one did so repeatedly), but those guys are crazy if they don't think the Ultrabase with its $200 price tag is not worth the versatility. Snap it on for extra options. Drop it for lighter weight. Leave it at the home or office for normal business. Take it with you when traveling. All future docks should be modeled around this design.

Shoutback: Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet PC MultiTouch and Ultrabase
CateGoogles: Tablet_PC
Mood = excited

ThinkPad X60 Ultrabase aptly named


  1. keep in mind that it's not just $200 for the UB -- you also need to spend $60-$120 on the optical drive you put in there.

    By Blogger Chris Brandt, at 1/03/2007 11:38:00 PM

  2. So it is. Can't say I like higher prices, but I like that it's more modular than I thought. A lot of people get paranoid about their data and carry an external hard drive with them. I think they'd appreciate a modular bay hard drive.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 1/04/2007 07:21:00 AM

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