Acer C300 Earns Award, Fujitsu ST5000 Series Mini-Review, Tablet PC Awards Announced

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The Acer C300 earned a finalist award from the eWeek Excellence Awards

It’s hard to cry over finishing on the second tier, behind the IBM T series notebooks. The eWeek judges were impressed by the C300, which usually finds itself looking up at the Toshiba M series, in the Tablet world. This is big for Acer and Tablet to get this level of recognition.

The TravelMate C300’s combination of a large screen and fast processor at a competitive price made Acer’s Tablet PC a finalist in this year’s Excellence Awards. The C300 continues Acer’s top-flight Excellence presence: Last year, the company’s C100 was the category winner.

With a 14-inch screen, this convertible Tablet PC can serve as a mobile solution and a desktop replacement system.

Judges were most impressed with the C300’s integrated light sensor, which automatically adjusts screen brightness based on available ambient light and remembers those settings for the next time a similar lighting condition occurs.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1561437,00.asp



FCW.com compares some of the latest PDAs and smartphones with the 5000D series tablet from Fujitsu

Navigating the Internet with the Fujitsu tablet PC was convenient. You can use the pen to scroll vertically and horizontally, or you can press the scroll buttons located on the right side of the unit. You can also use voice commands to carry out menu functions, including Back, Forward and Home.

If you’re looking for a portable Internet device that doesn’t compromise screen size, a tablet might be for you.

http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2004/0405/tec-portables-04-05-04.asp

Fujitsu ST5010/D Specs and Comparison Pricing



The first annual winners of the Tablet PC Awards have been announced

TabletPCBuzz today announced the winners of the first annual Tablet PC Awards. The awards were created by TabletPCBuzz to recognize the best Tablet PC hardware and software on the market. Thanks to our volunteer judges, I think we have chosen a great group of winners here. says TabletPCBuzz Executive Editor, Spencer Goad. These software titles and hardware devices represent the very best of the Tablet PC community.

All winners of the 2003 Tablet PC awards were required to be available for download or purchase by the end of 2003, and were all nominated by Tablet PC end users. The awards are divided into 14 separate categories, including 2 Best Of categories for both hardware and software. The winners were chosen by the vote of a panel of 7 judges, made up of TabletPCBuzz staff, Microsoft Tablet PC MVPs, and other Tablet PC enthusiasts from around the web.

The 2003 winners are

  • Best Overall Hardware
    • Toshiba M200
  • Best Overall Software
    • Alias Sketchbook Pro
       
  • Hardware
    • Best Convertible
      • Toshiba M200
    • Best Hardware – Slate
      • Motion Computing M1300
         
  • Software
    • General/Productivity
      • Information Managers – Franklin Covey Tablet Planner
      • Graphics/Multimedia – Alias Sketchbook Pro
      • Digital Publishing – Microsoft Reader
      • Health Care – ZyDoc’s SpeechDoc
      • Other – xThink Calculator
    • Utilities
      • Internet – riteMail
      • System – ritePen
      • Other – Microsoft Snipping Tool
    • Entertainment
      • Games – Microsoft Crossword Puzzle Game
      • Other – TabletSaver

More information about the winners, including links to their official web-sites, can be found at http://www.tabletpcawards.com/?page=winners

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