“Windows 7 complements our products, in part, because it is touch-aware… We can add a lot of value for first responders, health-care providers or educators with the new OS.”
One offering will be the Fujitsu Lifebook T4410 tablet, a 12.1-inch convertible machine designed as a business solution for vertical markets. One possible application will be in health care, where providers can navigate the hardware easier using their fingertips.
“There’s a lot of value-add for convertibles because they aren’t as commoditized yet. The T4410, for example, meets the needs of users working on their feet.”
Fujitsu’s tablet PC will be available for $1199. Another version, the Lifebook T4310, will arrive as a consumer version of the tablet.
The Lifebook P3010 is an 11.6-inch netbook based on an AMD processor with 2 GB of memory. It is priced at $549 and comes with 3 USB ports and a 6-cell battery.
ASUS demonstrated the new Eee PC T91 today, an 8.9-inch touch-sensitive netbook that works like a Tablet PC with its swiveling monitor.
According to ASUS CEO Jonney Shih, “It’s the superset of the original Tablet PC.” It will be able to act as a digital photo frame, GPS navigation system, and possibly a game console. CES 2009 has already been promising amazing things for future netbooks, and so these shouldn’t be out of the question.
ASUS also expanded the Eee Top line, which Shih calls an “Internet appliance” for the home. It has gesture navigation, soft-stylus handwriting recognition, and an Opera browser optimized for touch controls. It was shown using Windows XP.
Via the Seattle Times.
The tech company Clevo has got some new netbook releases prepared for you, and we’re here to deliver the facts.
The first is the Clevo TN70xM, which is available now. It’s on the smaller side – its 7 inch screen is generally avoided by most netbook manufacturers because consumers seem to want something bigger. The good news is it’s a tablet netbook, with a rotating touch-sensitive screen.
Other features to note are its ‘passive cooling design’ – which means no loud fans. It has a similarly unique 4-cell battery – most netbooks use 3- or 6-cells. The TN70xM is efficient, and can run from 6-10 hours depending on how you use it. It uses the Intel Atom and weighs a mere 0.94 kg.
The next netbook Clevo’s coming out with is the distinguished Clevo M71xL.
Here are the important specs:
- 10.2-inch screen
- 1024×600 resolution
- Intel Atom N270 CPU
- 2.5-inch HDD
- Optical Drive
The inclusion of an optical drive is a long-awaited personalization netbook makers haven’t picked up on. It will be a big selling point for the Clevo M71xL.
Clevo has one more netbook on the way, but you won’t be getting it until Q1 next year: the Clevo M81xL.
The features are promising:
- 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) Netbook
- Intel Atom N270 CPU
- < 29 mm thick
- 2.5-inch HDD
The Macbook Air, to compare, is around 19 mm. Clevo’s picking up on the thinness trend.
There are also rumors of a fourth Clevo netbook for Q2 2009, the T86xM. It will be a 8.9-inch (1024 x 600) tablet-style netbook. It will be designed to be tough, and will run Intel’s Z500 series.
Intel’s newest project is the Classmate PC, a student-based netbook to be officially announced at CES this year.
The netbook is in the tablet style, with a touchscreen and compatibility for both landscape and portrait modes.
Laptop.com recently got the chance to mess around with an “almost final” version. Their conclusions? Even though the Classmate is built for kids, the touchscreen features are well-implemented, and other netbook manufacturers should take the hint.
They also liked the blue and white color scheme, the webcam, and the friendly interface. The Classmate can also tell if your palm is grazing the screen while you use the stylus. That way you won’t accidentally click other icons, something that personally irks me about my laptop’s touchpad.
The Classmate PC is an interesting take on the netbook theme and we hope to see some more interpretations soon.
The HP TX2513CL Dual Core 12.1 inch Tablet PC can be seen as the intermediary between a regular sized notebook and a small sized netbook. The price, $649.99.
It comes with an AMD Turion X2 RM-70 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, with a speed of 2.0GHz and a 1MB L2 cache. The tablet PC has 3GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive and an ATI Radeon HD 3200 video card.
The 12.1” Convertible Display has an Integrated Touch-screen as well as Brightview. Other features include LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW, Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n, Integrated Altec Lansing speakers.