December 2003

NEC slashes price of Versa LitePad
NEC Solutions (America), Inc. announced that it has lowered the price of its Versa LitePad Tablet PC by nearly 25%, to US$1,799. While we were never given a chance to review the LitePad for our readers, it is generally said to be thinnest and lightest slate-style Tablet PC currently on the market. -- Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2003 by chb

Under US$1,000 Tablet PC
It seemed too good to be true, but apparently TDV Vision's V800XPT slate is now available from a number of US resellers. It's a rather fully-equipped slate that runs the XP Tablet PC Edition, comes with a nice complement of accessories, and even has an integrated digital camera. We're not talking the latest Centrino technology here, but a solid 800 MHz Transmeta, built-in 802.11b, a USB keyboard, portfolio. The screen is just 8.4 inches, but that also makes for a small footprint. Tiger sells the whole thing for $989. [click to see at Tiger Direct] -- Posted Monday, December 15, 2003 by chb

Apple - will they or will they not?
There's always been plenty of speculation whether Apple will enter that tablet market. Apple still has plenty of cool technology from its Newton days and certainly doesn't lack in innovation. Here's some interesting speculation from an Australian IT site. [click here for article] -- Posted Thursday, December 11, 2003 by chb

Motion introduces low-end Tablet PC slate
Motion Computing of Austin, Texas, introduced a new value-leader with a 800 MHz Mobile Intel Celeron processor instead of the previous entry level model's 933MHz Mobile Pentium III. The new model has all the M1300 features, including a 12.1-inch display, 802.11b or 802.11g wireless capability and USB 2.0 but uses Intel's ultra low-voltage Celeron technology with 512KB of Level 2 cache and a 400MHz front side bus. The $1,699 base configuration includes 256MB of RAM and a 20GB hard drive, expandable to 1GB of RAM and a 60GB hard drive. Motion claims the new value leader is 10% faster and has up to 9% better battery life than its previous entry-level model.
-- Posted Tuesday, December 2, 2003 by chb