Bill Gates introduces powerful tablet PC
Yesterday at Comdex in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bill Gates presented Office 10 and Visual Studio.NET (both of which should be available in the 2nd quarter of 2001) to the interested public, as well as a new version of the tablet PC that was presented in June shown. This prototype is based on a 500-600MHz fast Transmeta processor, has 128MB RAM and a 10GB hard drive.
As the operating system served the 1st beta of the Windows 2000 and Me successor Whistler. The device, which weighs less than 1 kilogram, is only 3-5 cm thick and still contains all of the hardware including the monitor. This monitor is a touchscreen on which you can write and draw with a special pen, whereby the tablet PC automatically recognizes whether it is written text or a drawing. If you write on the touchscreen, the built-in handwriting recognition tries to understand it. However, this may be difficult to manage with some people's scriptures. If you connect a keyboard and mouse to the Tablet PC, you can use it like a normal PC, apart from the fact that the A4 screen is upright. Since you only have one PC for at home and on the go, there is no need to constantly synchronize the data between the PC and laptop. According to Microsoft, the tablet PC will be delivered to the first OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) as early as 2002.