Always Innovating has come up with the very versatile Touch Book. With a detachable keyboard and 3D touchscreen user interface, the netbook also doubles as a tablet, complete with magnet for refrigerator attachment. Debuting at DEMO 09, the device is only 9.4 x 7 x 1.4-inches and weighs less than 2 lbs. with keyboard. The Touch Book has a TI ARM processor for a battery life of 10 to 15 hours, is fan, noise and heat free, is Wifi and Bluetooth capable and has 6 USB connections, three of them internal. Due out in late spring, pre-order with prices starting at $299.
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Fujitsu has released their ST6012 Tablet. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, Intel Centrino 2 with Intel vPro tech, a 12.1-inch WXGA TFT with indoor/outdoor wide view display and 1 GB DDR3 800 MHz memory. WiFi and Bluetooth compatible, it also features an SD card slot and fingerprint sensor. Packed with Windows Vista Business, a dock with DVD/CD-RW combo drive is optional. The tablet carries a $2579.00 price.
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We expect that it won’t be long before all computers have touchscreens, but if you cannot wait, Pen And Free has released the Duo. Change your PC or laptop by installing the receiving station atop or on the side of your display. You then define the application area you want to use as a tablet. There are two versions, one for laptops up to 15.4-inches and one for monitors up to 22-inches. The MSRP on the PNF Duo is $44.00
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Fujitsu is offering a very kewl deal, at least after the initial expense. Buy a LIFEBOOK and a 3 years warranty upgrade within 3 weeks of purchase and you get a new one every three years for life. Choose from any of the their models and remember to register after purchase. If you already own a LIFEBOOK you can also sign up for the program. Insurance for accident/theft is available for those ‘just in case’ times. Prices start around £1,321.06 (~$1966.00.)
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HP’s new TouchSmart tx2 was designed for users who want flexibility. With its AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor and Vista Home Premium, the convertible has a twist hinge for PC, tablet and display modes. It features a 12.1-inch diagonal BrightView LED display, is Energy Star qualified and comes with a rechargeable digital ink pen that converts handwriting into typed text. Too kewl! Get yours at HP for prices starting at $1,149.00.
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Russia’s Albatron Technology is entering the computer market with its first Tee PC. The mini-tablet comes with all the hard and software you need, including an adapter, a stylus, and docking station. Running on Windows CE 6.0, it has a software-based keyboard but will also support a USB alternate. At a size of 18.8x11.3x 1.3 cm and a weight of 343 grams, it has a 0.3/1.3M swivel cam, included internal speakers, SD Card slot, and has 128 MB of Nand flash and 128MB of SO-DIMM DDR memory. Contact Albatron for more details and price.
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At HP’s Connecting Your World 2008 event in Berlin, Germany, we caught up with the CTO of HP’s Public Systems Group, Phil McKinney, who had some very interesting things to say about where HP believes the future will take us.
Phil talked with us about what’s coming in the future of technology - everything from wearable computing to a very advanced “avatar” that is programmed to make decisions just like you would, only you can send it to a meeting while you get to go play video games. We look forward to seeing what the future holds. Thanks Phil!
You may look kind of creepy, but the Connect-A-Desk allows you to keep both hands free to type while walking or standing. The laptop harness and deck is a one-size-fits-all and is recommended for students, engineers, and others that never have enough time to sit. For those who do, the straps can be removed for a lap desk. At a size of 11 x 14-inches and a weight of 1.3 lbs, the device can fit in most computer bags and comes with a MSRP of $39.99.
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We were pleasantly surprised at this Computex 2008 when we saw Gigabyte’s new convertible tablet, the M912. At $650, with an 8.9-inch screen and 160gb HDD, it promises to be an excellent competitor to the HP Mini-Note, which we reviewed recently. Gigabyte’s Brendon Lo says that the M912 should be out somewhere around July 2008.
We’re looking forward to getting our hands on one.
GETAC may not be in the top three of computers but it is certainly trying. Their new tablet, the E100, weighs only 3 pounds but has been designed for those with the most macho of professions, i.e. the military. It can stand up to the adverse conditions of temperature, water, dirt, and vibration. It has an 8.4-inch touchscreen and runs on Intel Stealey at 800MHz. Optional are mission boxes which allow RFID, magnetic strip and barcode reading. How handy for the traveler who wants to keep track of inflation. Check with GETAC for price and availability.
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