New Tablet PC’s from IBM and Dell

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New Tablet PC’s from IBM and Dell

It seems that past rumors suggesting that Tablet PC’s are “on the way out” have been rubbish.  With the arrival of the “Lonestar” update to the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, it looks like the last bastion of biggie hardware manufacturers plan to start production of Tablet PC hardware.  This is a great thing for those wanting an affordable Tablet PC option since prices are already starting to dive down to an acceptable $1,299 (Averatec C3500), for fully loaded models.  More models are sure to mean competative pricing.  This fall looks to finally be the start of a “golden age” of sorts for the Tablet PC.  This will be exciting to watch as we can look back at the same big beginnings for the Personal Computer, Notebook Computer and the Pocket PC / Palm.  This is sure to be a renaissance of innovative software offerings and accesories and add on products for the Tablet PC.  Check out the following stories:

Insider scoop on Dell s first Tablet PC

Just got a scoop from one of our reliable sources that Dell is planning to have their first Tablet PC out before the end of the year (probably October) and that it ll have a be a convertible-style model with a 12.1-inch screen (basically a laptop with a screen that swivels around and folds down), run on the 2005 version of the Tablet PC operating system, and possibly weigh under four pounds…

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IBM s ThinkPad Tablet PC

We just got a tip that IBM s first Tablet PC has been spotted in the wild. We have one of our best big game hunters hot on the trail for some pics (if you ve got some, send em in), but in the meantime we do know that it ll basically be a convertible-style of the ThinkPad X40 (pictured at right), which means it ll probably look just like a regular non-Tablet X40 just with a screen that swivels around and folds down so you can write on it. Oh, and that it might be called the X50…

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