tablet pc

  • Asus Eee Pad coming in July

    We’re about to see another manufacturer throw their hat into the Tablet PC ring. ASUS is expected to show out their EeePad in June at Computex, with a July launch date. Of course, ASUS has a reputation for needing to push those launch dates out a little bit, so we’ll see if things go as planned. Read More

  • Condé Nast betting the farm on tablet PCs

    It’s good to see at least one print media outlet start to get it. Conde Nast announced recently that Wired isn’t going to be the only one of their properties showing up on tablets; GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Glamour will be there as well. Read More

  • Duo Digital: touchscreen for laptops and LCD's

    PNF (Pen And Free Co.) released the Duo, so you can turn your laptop into a touchscreen without ripping it apart. You just install the receiving station on top or on the side of your screen, define the area you want to use as a tablet and that’s all. However, you have to use a stylus to operate. The laptop version supports up to 15.4″, the monitor version to 22″. Oh and it… Read More

  • Axiotron releases updated Modbook

    Axiotron announced yesterday that they are releasing an updated version of their tablet Mac solution, the Modbook. While the update mainly consists of some minor hardware changes, the really juicy bit is that you can now crack the thing open and void your warranty. Modders take note. And, in typical Mac fashion, they are priced almost twice as much as a tablet PC. Read More

  • Tablet BrickBook! Third party, of course, and expensive as hell

    If you really like explaining things to strangers, you’ll love having one of these. Because every passer-by will stop, think, and then ask the obvious question. And you’ll have to talk about where you got it and how much it cost and why hasn’t Apple done this yet, blah blah blah. If you’re prepared for that, this looks pretty hot. They’ll take the brand new… Read More

  • Apple touch tablet patents are pretty much what you expect

    Apple Insider uncovered some documents filed by Apple a couple months ago detailing some aspects of a touch-based interface in a full OS X environment. It shows a pair of horribly gnarled hands interacting with iTunes, and vaguely human hands touching generic windows and such. A sort of “virtual click wheel” seems to be implemented, although other than that there are few… Read More

  • Albatron's "Tee PC" is almost good

    I like that companies are putting out little stripped down tablets, it means we’re moving into the future. But I can’t congratulate Albatron just yet. If you are going to embrace the future with a stripped down device intended for ubiquity and accessibility, for god’s sake don’t install Windows CE on it. Load it up with Xubuntu or some other flavor of… Read More

  • Where Are We In The Hype Cycle?

    New technologies tend to follow different trajectories of hype, hope, and despair as they are discovered by different groups of people and finally adopted (or ignored) by consumers. Gartner actually goes ahead and charts this hype cycle for different technologies. Its latest hype cycle for 2008, shown above, is making the rounds. (It was released in July, but is just now reaching the… Read More

  • Roper launches badass ruggedized tablet PC with 8-inch touchscreen

    [photopress:roper_duros1.jpg,full,center]There aren’t many XP machines that get my drool factory started, but the Duros from Roper is one. It’s a ruggedized tablet PC, ideal for worksites, demolition fields, or Rehab if your last name is “Lohan”. It’s not just tough, it’s powerful, given it’s size: inside the tough shell is a vibration-proof chassis with… Read More

  • Dell's Latitude XT tablet-hybrid PC now buyable, with free shipping

    Touchers unite! Dell’s much-anticipated but rather expensive touchscreen laptop/tablet PC is now available for purchase on their website. The hard drive is a little skimpy, so upgrade that, and you can get a Core2 Duo for like $70 more so I’d hook that up too. Customization is your friend. The XT and the other Latitudes are also shipping free for a limited time, so put on your… Read More

  • New details on Dell's first Tablet PC: It will have multitouch!

    We know that Apple’s working on multitouch MacBooks, but it might be Dell that first brings the technology to the market. Buried in a story about Dell’s efforts to go greener is word the the forthcoming Latitude XT tablet PC, which would be Dell’s first, will feature multitouch. We’d heard it was to launch earlier in the month, but so far no go. This is interesting… Read More

  • Dell's first tablet PC ready to rock November 5

    You’ve been a patient poppet, haven’t you? You’ve wanted a tablet PC, but you’re loyal to Dell, who’s been more than stingy with them. But we have good news for you, friend. The Latitude XT tablet from Dell is real, and it’s coming soon. It’s a pretty standard affair, with a 12.1-inch swiveling touchscreen, a 1.2 GGz Core 2 Duo Intel processor, up to… Read More

  • Toshiba Laptops Get UWB

    Toshiba has announced that the ultra-wideband, UWB, technology we heard about at CES is now readily available in the uber expensive R400 Tablet PC/laptop line. While UWB lets you transfer data faster than Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, the biggest complaint about UWB is that its range is limited to 3 feet. The docking station aka port replicator includes four USB ports, audio port and an Ethernet port… Read More

  • Dell To Make Tablet PCs By Years End

    Dell has gone and done it. They’ve confirmed the rumors that they’ll be delving into the tablet PC market. Now I could go and give you the details, but I think Jeff Clarke will do a better job. Besides his funky colored shirt makes me giggle and I know it’ll make you LOL too. Direct2Dell [via Gizmodo via jkOnTheRun] Read More

  • Lenovo Tablet PC with Santa Rosa

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 tablet PC was accidently leaked and the specs look pretty tempting. Not only does it have the latest Intel processor, Santa Rose, it also includes a few other things you might want in a tablet PC. An Intel GMA X3100 graphics card isn’t too shabby nor the 2GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, Bluetooth, Fingerprint scanner or the 802.11 a/b/g/n. Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC… Read More

  • HP's Compaq Tablet Lineup Grows By One, the 2710p: It Comes Out in July

    News of HP’s entrance into the gaming notebook market rocked the world yesterday and today brings word of an addition to its tablet lineup. It’s the 2710p and we have no idea what it does, just that it has 802.11n. Oh, wait, and there’s a Webcam option. It’s due to hit stores, online or off, sometime in July. Hotness? Anteprima: HP Compaq 2710p [Notebook Italia via… Read More

  • Gateway Announces E-155C Tablet

    How Gateway is still around and turning a profit in 2007 is beyond me, but apparently they’re pulling it off somehow. The latest from the Gate’ is the E-155C convertible tablet PC. Some of the features include a 12.1-inch XGA rotating touchscreen, Intel Core 2 Duo ULV CPUs, 802.11a/b/g WiFi (what, no pre-N?), card reader, fingerprint reader, Firewire, and a DVD Burner. Nothing… Read More

  • Lookin' Good – The Fujitsu P1610 Tablet PC

    Personally, if a tablet PC doesn’t have a built-in keyboard, it’s completely useless. Thankfully Fujitsu knows that a keyboard + tablet PC + great design = a winner. The P1610 tablet PC offers some great features, including HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, and GSM, pretty much ensuring you’ll be connected wherever you are, even the Bat Cave. But crazy WWAN capabilities aren’t… Read More

  • LG's Sleek C1 Tablet PC

    LG’s quickly becoming one of the “designer” labels, well, everything, seeing as they make phones, refrigerators, laptops and various electronics. This LG C1 Tablet PC continues their trend, with the glossy black cover, Samsung LCD TV-like screen, and white keyboard. All very good, but what about the features? It’s got an Intel Core Duo processor, nVidia graphics, and a… Read More