I am a really big fan of the Tablet PC slate format, its so quick and easy to pop it into my rucksack and drag it out again a in a meeting, in a cafe, on the beach, by the pool etc. In these environments I don’t want to be typing away, I just tend to read, listen, watch and review/take notes so the slate format is perfect. Of course I am lucky that when I get back home I have a high powered desktop for my writing work, and have a dock for the Tablet. This hybrid situation works very well. I was promoted to write these words of support after seeing this post – also in support of slate mode – on the Student tablet PC blog.