Toshiba has updated its Portege 205 Tablet PC which extends the M200 family, introduced last autumn. The new version incorporates two main improvements: Its hard drive has grown from 40GB to 60GB, and its built-in WiFi support now meets the 802.11g standard.

Toshiba has updated its Portege 205 Tablet PC which extends the M200 family, introduced last autumn. The new version incorporates two main improvements: Its hard drive has grown from 40GB to 60GB, and its built-in WiFi support now meets the 802.11g standard.

The Portege M205 Tablet PC will cost around $2500 (around £1375) in the US. UK pricing is not currently available.

In all other respects, this is the same machine. It can be used as a regular notebook or -- after the user rotates the screen and lays it flat with its back against the keyboard -- as a tablet. At 295-x-250-x-35mm, it's reasonably comfortable to hold in one arm while you write on it with your other hand (though you won't mistake it for a pad of paper). It comes with a 1.5-GHz Pentium M processor, 512MB of RAM, and NVidia graphics.

According to Toshiba's numbering scheme, the third digit of the product's name refers to its distribution; the 205 is marketed in retail outlets, while models whose names contain the number 200 are available directly from the manufacturer or from resellers.