Tablet PCs - Stealing Comdex 2002by Matthew Witheiler on November 20, 2002 11:32 AM EST
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Toshiba's tablet-PC solution is called the Portege 3500 and is a convertible notebook design. Convertible notebook systems involve a design similar to typical notebooks but fold around to convert to a tablet-PC. In the case of the Portege 3500, the system opens up like a notebook system and the system can be used in this configuration. However, rotate the screen...
and the system folds back on itself to become at tablet.
The unit is based on a Pentium III-M 1.33GHz processor and includes a 12" display, 128MB of memory, integrated 802.11b and Bluetooth, and 20-60GB hard drive. The surprising specification of the Portege 3500 is its size: the unit is no bigger than a typical thin-and-light notebook system but offers functionality that no thin-in-light alone can provide.