September 2009

Review: Dell Latitude XT2 convertible with multi-touch
With the Latitude XT2, Dell offers a very competent Tablet PC convertible with a modern, economical Core 2 Duo processor, decent battery life, both digitizer and touch input, and even some multi-touch functionality. The XT2 weighs less than four pounds, has a 12.1-inch wide-format screen, and offers excellent connectivity, both wired and wireless. [Read review of the Dell Latitude XT2] -- Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by chb

Motion Computing's rugged F5 now brighter and faster
Motion Computing has always been very proactive in keeping its roster of Tablet PCs up-to-date. The latest version of the F5 rugged tablet now has what we consider the best overall display in the business (Hydis AFFS+), and it's faster, too. But just how much brighter and faster is it, given that the original F5 was already quite impressive? We're taking a detailed look at the newly upgraded F5. [See detailed update on the Motion F5] -- Posted Monday, September 21, 2009 by chb

RMT's DAP Technologies expands into Windows Embedded Standard with new line of Kinysis tablets
For those who really like the quality and form factor of their CE8640 and CE8800 tablets, but need a Windows Embedded Standard OS instead of Windows CE, RMT's DAP Technologies now offers the AMD Geode-powered Kinysis 8900KS and 8900VS. The two new tablets share the CE-versions' design, size and ruggedness (4-foot drop, IP67, -4 to 122F, etc.) but can take advantage of the power and configurability of a full Windows Embedded OS. The Kinysis tablets can also accommodate custom electronic modules within their sealed expansion bay. [See description and specs of the DAP Kinysis 8900KS and Kinysis 8900VS] -- Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by chb

Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 now with optional multi-touch
Fujitsu announced that the LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC now has a new dual digitizer option where the touch screen function on its 13.3-inch display supports multi-touch for two-finger actions including panning, rotating, flicks and zooming. With seamless switching between pen and touch, users can change tasks on the fly, from casual surfing to detailed editing or writing. The currently Windows Vista-based LifeBook T5010 is the first in a line of new LifeBook platforms and form factors designed to take advantage of the capabilities of soon-to-be-launched Windows 7. -- Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by chb

The next version of Windows Embedded
Microsoft has released the Windows 7-based Windows Embedded Standard 2011 (formerly code-named "Quebec") Community Technology Preview for OEMs and developer. [See the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2011 site] Microsoft will also host a series of five free webinars, starting October 1, exploring the enhanced functionality, networking capabilities, improved security and reliability of Windows Embedded Standard 2011 [signup page for webinars]. -- Posted Monday, September 14, 2009 by chb