News – Vista Pricing in the Wild, Poor Man’s Tablet PC, Tablet PC at 200 MPH

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Vista Pricing in the Wild

Looks like the cats out of the bag. On Monday Microsoft Canada briefly posted pricing for Windows Vista on its website. The pricing info was of course quickly removed, but not before numerous sites managed to grab and post it. Amazon.com also listed Vista prices for pre-order and represented an availability date of January 30th, 2007. According to Amazon the pricing will be as follows:

  • Windows Vista Home Basic, Full $199.00 / Upgrade $99.95
  • Windows Vista Home Premium, Full $239.00 / Upgrade $159.00
  • Windows Vista Business, Full $299.00 / Upgrade $199.00
  • Windows Vista Ultimate, Full $399.00 / Upgrade $259.00


    Poor Man’s Tablet PC

    It’s not quite a Tablet PC, but if you can’t yet afford to shell out for a full blown Tablet PC, then the Aiptek My Note might be just the thing for you. Building on the tried and true technology of paper and pen, My Note lets you digitally capture your scribblings and then upload them via USB to your Windows PC. The unit has 32MB of internal memory and allows for expansion through SD memory cards. If your Tablet PC toting friends tease you, you can slap ’em down with the one area you’ve definitely got them beat- the unit has a battery life of up to 20 hours. The unit isn’t for sale yet on the company’s web site but is supposed be on display at IFA in Berlin in early September.


    Tablet PC at 200 MPH

    The Holden Racing Team has thrown away paper and pen and even conventional notebooks in favor of Tablet PCs. The team has found that their Panasonic Toughbooks make excellent and durable portable data displays that allow a driver to intuitively and interactively analyze his driving performance during a pit stop. Read more…

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