Tablet PC News
Fujitsu P1500 Tablet to Run on XP Tablet PC Edition
We have spoken with Fujitsu and have been informed that the P1500 Tablet Computer will indeed begin to ship with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. TabletPC2.com also has some great images and info. on the device:
P1500 Tablet PC 2 Coverage
Gateway Widescreen Tablet at Best Buy/CompUSA
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gateway today
unveiled its new Gateway(R) CX2600 Series Convertible Notebook, which
unites the power and performance of a full-featured notebook PC with the
convenience and flexibility of digital pen input and Microsoft Windows
XP Tablet Operating System 2005.
The Gateway CX2600 Series Convertible Notebook is sure to get the
attention of students, consumers and professionals alike. It is
available now in several different models at leading retailers including
Best Buy, Best Buy Canada and CompUSA.
The first convertible notebook available at retail with a 14-inch
widescreen display, the new Gateway Convertible Notebook provides all
the benefits of a full featured mobile PC including high performance
capabilities, premium features and extended battery life. The system’s
unique design enables it to be easily “converted” from a notebook into
tablet mode; the display simply swivels and folds down upon the keyboard
to allow users to take handwritten notes, draw diagrams and edit
documents directly on the stunning display.
Gateway’s new CX2600 Series Convertible Notebook is affordably
priced at less than $1,400.00 — a price that is making the technology
much more appealing for a wider range of notebook customers.
“With the new Gateway CX2600 Series Convertible Notebook, our
customers can do more in so many areas of computing; it gives them
unprecedented advantages over traditional notebooks,” said Chad
McDonald, director of notebook product marketing, Gateway. “The extra
capabilities added by the innovative convertible design and easy-to-use
suite of software let our customers capture handwritten information,
sketch diagrams and conveniently access online information. Plus, it
lets customers enjoy existing and new applications for work, school and
Gateway further enhances the value of the new Gateway Convertible
Notebook by including all the software that gives customers a great
tablet experience right out of the box. In addition to Microsoft
Windows XP Tablet Operating System 2005, Gateway also includes a full
version of Microsoft OneNote 2003 on the convertible. Microsoft OneNote
2003 is an easy-to-use software program that provides handwriting
recognition as well as the means to capture, share and organize written
and recorded notes, information and files. When purchased separately,
Microsoft OneNote 2003 has a suggested retail price of $99.
So Much To Do With The Gateway Convertible Notebook
The Gateway Convertible Notebook enhances and expands the mobile
computing experience to help customers be more creative, get more done
and have more fun. Following are just a few of the new and innovative
ways that the convertible notebook can be used:
* Students can use the digital pen to easily take notes in class,
handwritten notes and even convert handwriting into text. They
also add charts and online information to research papers.
Education Pack for Tablet PC, which comes standard with the new
convertible, features many applications such as Ink Flash Cards
Equation Writer to help students with their studies and keep
school projects organized.
* Home users can use the Snipping Tool to circle a portion of
from anywhere, copy the exact image of what was circled and then
paste it into another file — such as a document or email. For
example, a customer can find an interesting article, news item or
recipe online and simply circle it and email it to a friend or
* Small business professionals such as insurance agents can capture
digital signatures and information directly on forms.(1) Other
professionals who are highly mobile such as real estate agents
handwrite notes while they move around their work environments.
* Gateway retail customers of all types will enjoy Microsoft’s
Pack for Tablet PC, which comes standard with the new notebook.
software pack includes useful applications such as the Ink
which makes the display instantly ready to accept handwritten
The program also features Ink Art for creating digital works of
Media Transfer to send digital media files from another PC to the
Gateway Convertible Notebook.
* Sales and marketing professionals, professors, instructors, and
who makes presentations can use the Gateway Convertible
swiveling display to present to a small group, as well as use the
and display to write directly on the screen to annotate the
presentation, emphasize a point and capture feedback.
Advanced Design and Technology Result in the Ultimate Convertible
The Gateway Convertible Notebook was designed to provide the
ultimate computing experience. The large 14-inch widescreen display
provides 25 percent more pixels and extra work space over non-widescreen
Plus, the larger display is ideal for enjoying DVD movies and viewing
digital media. The display is comfortable to use since it is flush with
the surrounding frame and closely resembles the size of a legal pad of
paper. The Gateway Convertible Notebook features a new digital pen that
uses Continuous Sensing Technology(TM) to make notes, sketches and
diagrams more accurate.
Using the Gateway Convertible Notebook around work, school and home
is comfortable and convenient; the system’s enhanced design and
ergonomic battery hand grip make the unit easy to hold and transport.
The system easily adjusts for right-hand or left-hand use and the
onboard navigation buttons allow quick access of features while
consumers are enjoying the display.
The Gateway Convertible Notebook boasts a magnesium display
enclosure and reinforced magnesium internal super-structure that
enhances durability for use in a range of environments. The notebook’s
second generation alloy swivel hinge is securely anchored in magnesium,
while the dual magnetically activated display latches keep the display
locked in place.
Power and Performance Features Make It a Top-Notch Notebook
Unlike many convertible notebooks or tablet PCs that deliver
compromised features, performance and usability, the Gateway Convertible
Notebook was designed to be a full-featured notebook PC capable of
taking on advanced computing, entertainment and gaming while also
delivering a great pen experience.
Customers can use the notebook PC’s Intel(R) Centrino(R) technology
and fast Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor to enjoy wireless computing
from hot spots now widely available at coffee houses, restaurants,
hotels and college campuses to browse the web, check email, and share
digital content such as music and photos.(2) Plus, the new notebook
delivers up to five hours of battery life with the standard 8-cell
battery.(3) Connecting to consumer electronics, peripherals and the
most popular media is a snap with the Gateway Convertible Notebook; it
features a 5-in-1 digital media reader, one IEEE 1394 port and three USB
Gateway Convertible Notebook Features End-to-End Security Solution
Gateway customers who choose the Convertible Notebook will also
receive a pro-active upgrade tool called BigFix(R) at no charge on their
notebook.(4) BigFix identifies and sends messages offering updates and
general PC maintenance, further keeping the PC up-to-date and free from
Internet or cyber-based attacks. The new Gateway Convertible Notebook
also comes with Gateway Internet Security Shield, a combination of the
latest security software that protects customers against viruses,
spyware and other threats. It includes a 90-day trial offer of Norton
Internet Security 2005(5) (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Firewall and Parental
Control) and a 30-day offer of McAfee Anti-Spyware.(6)
Service and Support Programs
The new convertible notebook PCs are supported by the company’s
standard limited warranty options.(7) Additional service and support
options are available. Gateway’s commitment to quality and reliability
is evident in its award-winning line of PCs as well as in its
exceptional service and support programs. The company’s extensive
online support center helps customers maximize their PC investment; it
gives them easy access to customer support representatives and
information on important issues such as warranties, technical issues and
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