More on the Toshiba M700

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the newly-launched, really exciting Toshiba M700 tablet PC. Since the touch screen version of that is due to be launched by the end of this month, no reviews of it have been posted on the 'net so far. However, thanks to's coverage of CES 2008, there is now a quick hands-on video of it and a brief discussion on it with Toshiba's Kevin Roberts.

A number of cool things about the M700 emerged from that discussion: (1) the optical drive has an auto lock feature that disables the CD/DVD eject button when the tablet is in motion; (2) the widescreen LCD looks really good; (3) the inking experience seems to be pretty good; (4) the weight distribution on the tablet is pretty good; (5) it is a powerful, full-featured machine; and (6) it has an excellent price point.

I can't wait for a proper hands-on hardware review of a production system. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long.