Lenovo is cruel, but will get my money anyway

Look what came via UPS today: X41 Tablet Battery

Guess when my tablet is slated to ship…July 21st. What am I supposed to do with this? Lenovo has found a new way to torture people, they announce that they have created the best convertible sub-notebook Tablet PC ever, take orders, then ship the batteries a month ahead of the computer that uses them. Now I have to sit and stare at this brick and think about how cool it will be when it actually is useful. I CAN'T EVEN CHARGE IT!

Since all I have is the battery, here are my thoughts: It has a nice rubber grip on it, and I can tell it's a good quality rubber, so it won't be falling off over time (hopefully). As you can see from the picture, it's pretty small. My Dell Latitude LS is a sub-notebook, and it appears that length-wise, the X41 Tablet will be the same width, which I'm very excited about. I take my computer with me virtually everywhere, so it's nice to know that I won't be adding any bulk to my gadget bag with my new tablet.

I'm disappointed to see that this battery doesn't have any indicator lights on it. I will have two of these once my tablet arrives, so it would have been nice to be able to see charge status at a glance, but it seems that won't be possible. Other then that, I can't think of a single thing to say about it. It is after all, a battery...

But I'm over it, I don't care, and I'm not going to do a thing about it. The X41 Tablet PC IS the best convertible Tablet PC 'available' (notice the quotes…), at least it is the best for my needs.