Latest Tablet PC News : Tablet PC Goes “Pink” for Breast Cancer, Gateway CX200 Tablet PC Press Release, Chip Shortage Forces Tablet PC Delay

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Limited Edition Pink Sahara i215 Tablet PC to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness is proud to present you with a seek peek of the the Limited Edition Pink Sahara i215 Tablet PC.

Nicknamed the Pinkie, The pink Sahara i215 will be available from on a first come first serve basis in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We don’t know all of the details yet but we do know that will be donating a portion of the sales from these Limited Edition Tablet PC’s to Breast Cancer Research…

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Gateway’s Official CX200 14″ Widescreen Tablet PC Press Release

Press Release Issued September 7, 2005 6:23:00 PM ET

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The fun,
flexibility and freedom of a “convertible” on wheels has a new rival in
Gateway’s new CX200 convertible notebook PC, a unique all-in-one device
that combines the power of a full-featured notebook PC with the
innovation of pen input.  The industry’s first convertible notebook with
a 14-inch widescreen display, the new
Gateway(R) CX200 gives consumers more room to take handwritten notes,
draw diagrams, edit documents and enjoy entertainment applications.
The new Gateway CX200 convertible notebook is easy to use in a
number of environments where a keyboard and mouse are not practical —
such as taking notes in class or in a meeting, or while standing or
moving around a school, home, yard or shopping trip.  Consumers can use
the notebook PC’s Intel(R)
Centrino(R) technology 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.(1)
“Putting the ‘top down’ on this convertible gives consumers the
means to use one single device for computing, productivity, learning and
fun,” said Chad McDonald, director of notebook product marketing,
Gateway.  “The unique yet easy-to-use design and software let customers
do everything they usually do with a high-performance notebook and a
whole lot more, such as sketch diagrams, handwrite notes and type text.
Plus, they can even use study tools, get organized for school and have
fun with art and games.”

Design and Software Result in Convenience and Flexibility for Fun
and Learning

Consumers and students can use the convertible PC as a full-featured
notebook that’s ready for digital entertainment.  The stunning 14-inch
widescreen display is ideal for viewing DVD movies or digital
photography on the go.  Plus, the CX200 is offered with optional
dedicated ATI MOBILITY X600 SE graphics with 128MB HyperMemory(2) or
integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 supporting up to 128MB
of shared memory, so game playing is incredibly realistic.  The CX200
comes with Microsoft’s Experience Pack for Tablet PC, giving customers
more fun applications to enjoy with the pen and display.  The software
pack includes features such as the Ink Desktop, which makes the display
instantly ready to accept handwritten notes, Ink Art for creating
digital works of art and Media Transfer to transfer digital media files
from another PC to the CX200.
Students will enjoy using the Gateway CX200 for class projects and
studies.  The large 14-inch widescreen display provides 25 percent more
pixels and extra work space.  The display is also comfortable to use
since it is flush with the surrounding frame and closely resembles the
size of a legal pad of paper. The pen easily allows students to take
notes in class, as well as add charts and online information to research
papers.  Microsoft’s Education Pack for Tablet PC, which comes standard
with the new convertible, features many applications such as Ink Flash
Cards and Equation Writer to help students learn and keep their school
projects organized.
In addition to student use, there are a wide range of home uses for
the CX200.  Remodeling projects can be sketched out on the digital
display, while personal hand-written notes can be captured and added to
email, digital photography and other documents.  The snippet tool lets
customers circle a portion of information found anywhere — such as an
online real estate listing or recipe — and then be added to another
document or sent by email.  Plus, the system’s new enhanced pen lets
consumers do all this with uncompromising accuracy; the pen uses
Continuous Sensing Technology(TM) to makes notes, sketches and diagrams
more precise.
Further delivering an all-around environment for fun and
productivity, the new Gateway CX200 comes with Microsoft Windows XP
Tablet PC Edition 2005 operating system.  Also, Gateway includes
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, an easy-to-use, all-in-one program that
lets tablet PC users capture, share and organize information, audio and
files.  Usually a $99 retail value, Microsoft OneNote is provided at no
charge on its CX200 convertible notebook.

Maximum Battery Life; Latest Technology for Configuration
Consumers and students attending classes know that all-day battery
life is important — and the flexibility of the CX200 delivers just
that.  The Gateway CX200 can be configured for long battery life of up
to 8.5 hours of usage
time.(3)  Or, when mobility matters most, customers can choose the
lightweight 6-cell modular battery.  Integrated 802.11g or 802.11a/b/g
WiFi options further enhance the mobile computing experience.
The new convertible notebook is offered with a range of performance
technology and premium features.  The system features the latest Intel
technology with PCI Express architecture and dual-channel DDR2 memory

Additionally, customers can choose from several high-capacity SATA hard
disk drives as well as an Intel Celeron M processor or an Intel Pentium
M processor with Intel Centrino technology(1).  The modular
hot-swappable bay lets Gateway customers customize their system with
several choices of optical drives or the modular battery.

Enhanced Design is Comfortable and Durable
Using the Gateway CX200 around school and home is comfortable and
convenient; it features an enhanced design and an ergonomic battery hand
grip that makes 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.  Plus, the widescreen design has another benefit — it makes
room for a full-sized keyboard that is comfortable to type on.
Students often subject their notebooks to bumps during everyday
campus life — but the CX200 was designed to take the abuse.  The
durable system boasts a magnesium display enclosure and reinforced
magnesium internal super-structure that protects the internal
components.  Plus, the second generation alloy swivel hinge is securely
anchored in magnesium, while the dual magnetically activated display
latches keep it locked in place.

Configurations, Pricing and Availability
The CX200 convertible notebook is available for pre-order now by
calling 1-800-GATEWAY.  It can be purchased in several ready-to-ship
configurations or can be purchased configure to order so it is optimized
for enhanced performance, value or extended battery life.  An example of
a well-configured system follows:

    Gateway CX200X:
     * Operating system: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Tablet PC Edition
     * Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M Processor 740 (1.73 GHz, 533MHz
       2MB L2 cache) with Intel Centrino technology
     * Chipset: Intel(R) 915GM Chipset with DDR2 Support
     * Memory: 512MB DDR2 Dual Channel 533MHz SDRAM
     * Hard drive(4): 60GB SATA
     * Optical drive: DVD+/-R/RW
     * Media Reader: Integrated 7-in-1
     * Video: Integrated Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with up
       128MB shared memory

Gateway CX200 Convertible Notebook Features End-to-End Security
The Gateway CX200 is outfitted with a pro-active upgrade tool called
BigFix(R) at no charge on the Gateway CX200 to direct customers.(6)
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 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 Norton Internet Security 2005 (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Firewall
and Parental Control) and McAfee Anti-Spyware.

Service and Support Programs
The new convertible notebook PCs are supported by the company’s
standard limited warranty options.(5)  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

Chip Shortage Forces Tablet PC Delay

An apparent shortage of Intel chips has caused tablet PC maker Motion Computing to modify its orders for September.

According to an internal memo seen by CNET, Motion’s marketing department got word from Intel that there is a world-wide shortage of the Intel Pentium M Processor number 758 which is a low-voltage chip running at 1.5GHz.

“What this means is that existing orders of the Motion LE1600 tablet PC are now scheduled to ship during the first week of October. The current expected ship date for new LE1600 orders is the second week of October,” the memo said, noting that Motion was also exploring other alternatives to fill orders.

A representative with Motion Computing confirmed the company’s attempts to modify its sales techniques including suggesting Motion Computing’s LS800s, which include Intel’s 1.2 GHz ultra-low voltage processor–a chip that is not experiencing a delay–and Motion’s LE1600 with an Intel Celeron processor.

A representative with Intel declined to comment on any shortage reports citing the chipmaking giant’s…

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