Tablet PC News – One-year anniversary of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Fujitsu’s Tablet PC Clumsy?, OneNote $50 rebate ends 10/1/05

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Tablet PC News – 8/20/05

One-year anniversary of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

Thursday, August 25th will mark the one-year anniversary of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. The new version of the operating system was rolled into Microsoft’s release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and available as a free download. Feature changes between the two versions of the Tablet PC operating system were dramatic: handwriting recognition results improved considerably, entering information through the Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) got easier now that it floats next to a text entry area, in-place corrections in the TIP, and more.

It can only get better from here…

Link to full story:

http://www.whatisnew.com/blogs/dailynews/archive/2005/08/20/1558.aspx

 

Fujitsu’s Tablet PC Feels Like a Paper Pad, So Why Is It Clumsy?

There are two main reasons the tablet PC hasn’t taken off. One is the failure by Microsoft to better integrate its pen and touch-screen interface into its Windows and Office software. The other is the failure of computer makers to make tablets that have the right size, feel and navigation controls that might make them as effortless to carry and use as a paper notepad or book.

The hardware challenge is especially tough. In the vast majority of cases, consumers who buy a tablet want it to be “convertible;” that is, they want it to have the ability to turn into a regular laptop with a keyboard. Most tablets meet this goal, but it makes them bulkier than they otherwise might be. They never let you forget…

Link to full story: http://www.handelsblatt.com/pshb/fn/relhbi/sfn/buildhbi/cn/GoArt!200104,300458,946974/SH/0/depot/0/



OneNote $50 rebate ends 10/1/05

Mailed my rebate 8/6. Got my $50 check today 8/20. Microsoft $50 rebate ends 10/1. Amazon $79.99 delivered – $50 rebate = net $29.99. EverNote Plus – $34.95. Freebee version of EverNote available. www.evernote.com My opinion – OneNote wins easily. The ability to combine text and ink in a single note as well to hand write over text in note, the ability to clip any part of the screen into a note and then hand write over the screen clip, the ability to clip an entire web page directly into a note…

Link to post: http://forum.tabletpcreviewspot.com/showthread.php?t=690

Barry

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