When a new crop of tablet PCs debuts next week, they aren't likely to be cheap. Prices of tablet PC models from Acer, Toshiba and Viewsonic, posted on CompUSA's Web site this week, range from just over $2,000 to $2,500.

Toshiba's new Portege 3505 Tablet PC, for example, was described as coming with a 12.1-inch screen, a 1.3GHz Pentium III processor from Intel, both 802.11 and Bluetooth wireless networking, 512MB of RAM and a 40GB hard drive. The 4-pound device will sell for $2,499, according to the site. The company may offer a couple of less-expensive models with less memory or smaller hard drives as well.

I haven't had the opportunity of testing these Tablet PCs at all, but I wonder, at $2000, wouldn't it be better to get a laptop?!?!

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