August 2005

Pontifications on the future of the Tablet PC
Recently there's been a rash of Future-of-the-Tablet-PC assessments from a gaggle of assorted experts. Most interesting, perhaps, those of Ziff-Davis industry pundit David Coursey. Read his "Tablet PC IS Stronger Than Predictions Suggest." For a bleaker assessment, check out Ed Oswald's Tablet PC Platform in Trouble?" -- Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2005 by chb

Asia only: 2.2-pound Fujitsu Lifebook p1510
How come our Asian friends always seem to get the coolest stuff first while we here in the good old USA have to wait, sometimes forever? Such is the case with Fujitsu's diminutive new LifeBook P1510. At about 2.2 pounds it is probably the lightest true Tablet PC convertible, yet it is powered by a 1.2GHz Pentium M753, uses the Intel 915GMS chipset, has a 60GB hard disk, both a CF Type II and a SD card slot, and 802.11a/b/g WiFi. Two battery options are available, with the bigger one packing a 56 Watt-Hour punch. The 8.9-inch TFT display is a "wide-format" 1024 x 600 pixel. The footprint is 9.1 x 6.6 inches, and the little thing is 1.45 inches thick. If you read Korean, there's a nice illustrated review at -- Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2005 by chb

2005 Tablet PC Editor's Choice Awards
The editors of Pen Computing Magazine are pleased to announce 2005 Editor's Choice Awards to these four Tablet PC products: Fujitsu Lifebook T4000 Series (best Tablet PC notebook convertible), Motion Computing LE1600 (best Tablet PC slate), Panasonic Toughbook CF18 (best ruggedized Tablet PC notebook covertible), and Xplore Technologies ix104 C2 (best rugged Tablet PC slate). For information and description of the products, as well as the winners in the industrial handheld, rugged notebook, and PDA categories, click -- Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2005 by chb

Paper on deploying XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
IT Papers, a TechRepublic service, made available an interesting Microsoft TechNet paper entitled "Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005." The very detailed paper describes all aspects the tablet PC Edition 2005 installation and deployment. Parts of it are rather technical (and thus a great help for any company considering large deployment). -- Posted Friday, August 5, 2005 by chb