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    Tablet PCs

    Anybody else really excited about Tablet PCs? I never knew I needed one until a few weeks ago when I saw a preview of Acer TravelMate C100.

    For those of you who don't know, the C100 is basically a laptop with a Wacom tablet built into its screen (like a Cintiq). It runs a special version of windows called XP Tablet PC Edition which has some handwriting software built-in.

    The only knocks against it I've read are a concern about the quality of its rotating hinge and its reduced color depth (16-bit) when used in landscape mode. It's supposed to be out in November sometime, priced around $2300 US I believe.

    For the curious, here are some pics and articles:

    http://www.eweek.com/slideshow/0,367...a=28545,00.asp

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,3332,00.asp

    http://computers.cnet.com/hardware/0...0076550-2.html

    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/review/13/2/1461.html

    http://www.tabletpctalk.com

    Anyways, I was wondering if anybody else is tracking this technology. Do you know of any other tablet PCs that are using Wacom technology? Have you used a Cintiq before?

    Last edited by littlejohn; October 1st, 2002 at 03:19 PM.
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    I want one!
    I saw something (IMO) even cooler, though...a monitor which works like a tablet pc...you connect it to your workstation and can then carry it around the house (it's got a wireless LAN connection with the workstation)...so...it's like a portable flat monitor and a tablet pc (touch sensitive and so on) at the same time! I believe it will be released sometime next year.

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