So, after 2 weeks of having Tabitha around, how do I like it? Turns out I like it/her so much, this is the first time in 2 weeks I find myself behind my main computer; I have to get some development done, and I have all my development stuff on my desktop PC (Clarisse). That, and I like having just that little bit of extra screen realestate. (1280*1024 vs 1024*768 resolution). But other than that, I liked working with Tabitha so much that I didn't touch my desktop much. Perhaps the mess on my desk vs the clean and quiet living room table where I put Tabitha has been of some influence too ;-)
I used to use a Fujitsu Stylistic 3400 before I bought my TabletPC, so I was used to using a tablet on the side. Lately, it's touchscreen digitizer didn't work anymore, so I started using it as a secondary monitor with integrated computer.
I'm also used to exclusively using a tablet input vs a mouse. I have a deep loathing for mice. They never worked for me since I started using Wacom tablets. The only occasion I use the (Wacom) mouse nowadays is when I'm stitch panoramas, because I like the extra precision it offers over hovering with a pen.
So what makes me like the TabletPC so much? Several things. I like how it's about as powerfull as my desktop system. I can do most of the things I used to do on the desktop. The kinderdijk panorama's I posted before were stitched solely on Tabitha.
I like how the handwriting recognition has improved since the versions I used on the Stylistic. The TabletPC recognition uses a dictionary lookup to enhance recognition. This works very well. There's an interesting sideeffect though; the handwriting recognition effectivelty has a spellingschecker. If I were to write "my inebility to write proparly", chances are very high the TabletPC would recognise it as "my inability to write properly". Neat.
Anything not to like? Lots of small things!
But I've got to add: I love using this tablet!