Gateway M280-E convertible tablet

Gateway M280-E box contents

I used Gateway's M280-E convertible tablet PC for several months. While I enjoyed the machine's ample power and many useful features, this hefty notebook is far too heavy for my needs. As a frequent traveler and telecommuter, I need a laptop that balances portability and power. The M280-E definitely sacrifices portability for power.

By Bill Detwiler

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...