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Laptops & Tablet PCs.

All business users are different, and what they're looking for in a mobile workstation varies accordingly. Some want to abandon their desktop PC alltogether, so they need a full-featured laptop with all the connectivity bells and whistles (along with a screen size and resolution they can live with). Others simply want a system that lets them remain productive while they're away from their desktop PC home base. And, there's an emerging need for Tablet PCs--laptop-sized devices that use handwriting recognition to let users write data directly on a special screen. Most of these machines also now offer a QWERTY keyboard.

The products in this category offer a range of form factors and features to keep mobile users productive.
 DIMENSIONS SOFTWARE

Acer TravelMate 250PE Tablet PC

Acer America 11.14" wide, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition;
http://www.acer.com 8.74" deep, Franklin covey TabletPlanner,
US$1,499 0.87" tall; 3.51bs; Zinio Reader, Norton
 Display is 14.1" Antivirus, Alias Sketchbook
 diagonal; Pro
 1024 x 768

Apple PowerBook 64 Laptop

Apple 13.7" wide, Mac OS X; Mail, iChat,
http://www.apple. 9.5" deep, Address Book, QuickTime,
com 1.1" tall; 5.61bs; iLife (includes iTunes,
$2,599 15.2" screen iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD),
 (also comes in FileMaker Pro 6 (trial),
 12" and 17" Microsoft Office v.X Test
 models); Drive, QuickBooks for Mac
 1280x854

Dell Precision M60 Laptop

Dell 14.2" wide, Windows XP Professional
http://www.dell.com 10.8" deep,
$2,599 1.5" tall; 7.0lbs;
 15.4" screen;
 1920x1200

Electrovaya Scribbler SC2000

Electrovaya 11.96" wide, Windows XP Professional
http://www. 9.17 deep, Tablet Edition; Corel
electrovaya.com 1.0 tall; 4.1lbs; Grafigo, Adobe Acrobat
$2,449 12.1" screen; Reader, Franklin Covel
 1024x768 Tablet Planner, MacAfee
 Virus Scan, Alias Sketchbook

Gateway M275 Tablet PC

Gateway 12.6" wide, Windows XP Professional
http://www.gateway. 10.83" deep, Tablet PC Edition; Windows
com 1.10" tall; 5.71bs, Journal and Sticky Notes,
$1,799 14.1" screen Microsoft Works 7.0, Inter-
 Video WinDVD 4.0, Ahead
 Software Nero

Gatewa M675 Laptop

Gateway 15.75" wide, Windows XP Professional;
http://www. 10.63" deep; Microsoft Works 7.0
gateway.com 1.52" tall;
$1,699 8.8lbs.
 17.1" screen
 1440x900

IBM ThinkPad R50 Laptop

IBM 13.1" wide, Windows XP Professional;
http://www.ibm.com 11" deep, IBM Active Protection System
$1,529 1.3" tall; 5.9lbs; (protects system when
 15" screen (comes dropped).
 in a 14" version);
 1024x768

IBM ThinkPad T41 Laptop

IBM 12" wide, Windows XP Professional;
http://www.ibm.com 10" deep, Adobe Acrobat Reader, PC
$1,649 1" tall; 4.9lbs, Doctor, Norton AntiVirus
 14.1" screen; 2003, IBM Rapid Restore
 1400x1050 Ultra, Intervideo WinDVD

Sharp Actius AVI8P Laptop

Sharp Electronics 11.1" wide, Windows XP Professional;
http://www.sharp 9.4" deep, Drag'n Drop CD+DVD,
systems.com 1" tall; 4.3lbs; Norton AntiVirus 2003
$1,499 12.1" screen;
 1024x768

Sharp Actius TN10W Tablet PC

Sharp Electronics 11.4" wide, Windows XP Professional
http://www.sharp 9.0" deep, Tablet Edition; Adobe
systems.com 1.13" tall; 4.2lbs; Acrobat Reader
$1,999 12.1" screen;
 1024x768

ViewSonic Tablet PC V1250

ViewSonic 10.9" wide, Windows XP Professional
http://www. 9.3" deep, 1" tall; Tablet Edition; Shock
viewsonic.com 3.9lbs; 12.1" Protection
$1795 screen; 1024x768;
 NOTE: Works in
 both portrait and
 landscape modes

 PROCESSOR/ CONNECTION POWER
 MEMORY OPTIONS

Acer TravelMate 250PE Tablet PC

Acer America Intel Pentium 4 Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www.acer.com processor; 802.11b/g/a; Up to 2.5 hours
US$1,499 256MB of RAM Bluetooth; battery life
 upgradable to 56Kbps modem;
 2GB; up to 60GB USB 2.0
 hard drive

Apple PowerBook 64 Laptop

Apple 1.25GHz PowerPC Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www.apple. G4; 256MB or 802.11 b/g/a; Up to 4.5 hours
com 512MB RAM 54Mbps AirPort battery life
$2,599 upgradable to Extreme;
 2GB RAM; 60GB Bluetooth;
 or 80GB hard FireWire; USB
 drive 2.0

Dell Precision M60 Laptop

Dell 1.7GHz Intel Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www.dell.com Pentium M; 802.11 b/g/a; Up to 3 hours
$2,599 256MB RAM, optional battery life
 upgradable to Bluetooth;
 2GB; up to 80GB 56Kbps modem;
 hard drive FireWire; USB
 2.0

Electrovaya Scribbler SC2000

Electrovaya 1.2GHz Intel Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www. Pentium M; 802.11b; 56Kbps Up to 8 hours
electrovaya.com 256MB modem; USB 2.0 battery life
$2,449 upgradable to
 768MB, 40GB
 hard drive

Gateway M275 Tablet PC

Gateway 1.4GHz Intel Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www.gateway. Pentium M; 802.11 b/g/a; Up to 4 hours
com 256MB to 1GB 56Kbps modem; battery life
$1,799 RAM; 40GB or USB 2.0
 60GB hard drive

Gatewa M675 Laptop

Gateway 3.2GHz Intel Ethernet, Li-ion battery;
http://www. Pentium 4; 64MB 802.11 b/g or Up to 2 hours
gateway.com or 128MB RAM; 802.11 b/g/a; battery life
$1,699 upgradable to 56Kbps modem;
 512MB RAM; 60GB USB 2.0
 hard drive

IBM ThinkPad R50 Laptop

IBM 1.5GHz Intel Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www.ibm.com Pentium M; 802.11a, Up to 10 hours
$1,529 256MB RAM, 802.11b, battery life
 upgradable to 802.11g;
 2GB RAM; 60GB 56Kbps modem;
 hard drive FireWire; USB
 2.0

IBM ThinkPad T41 Laptop

IBM 1.6GHz Intel Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www.ibm.com Pentium M; 802.11a, Up to 4.4 hours
$1,649 256MB RAM, 802.11b, battery life
 upgradable to 802.11g;
 2GB RAM; 40GB 56Kbps modem;
 hard drive FireWire; USB
 2.0

Sharp Actius AVI8P Laptop

Sharp Electronics 1.53 GHz AMD Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www.sharp Athlon XP-M; 802.11b; 56Kbps Up to 2.9 hours
systems.com 256RAM modem; USB 2.0 battery life
$1,499 upgradable to
 768MB; 40GB
 hard drive

Sharp Actius TN10W Tablet PC

Sharp Electronics 1.1GHz Intel Ethernet; Li-ion battery;
http://www.sharp Pentium M; 802.11b; 56Kbps Up to 5 hours
systems.com 256MB RAM modem; USB 2.0 battery life
$1,999 upgradable to
 768MB; 30GB
 hard drive

ViewSonic Tablet PC V1250

ViewSonic 1GHz Intel Ethernet; Li-ion battery
http://www. Pentium M; 802.11b; Up to 3 hours
viewsonic.com 256MB RAM, FireWire;
$1795 upgradable to USB 2.0
 768MB; 30GB battery life
 hard drive
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Title Annotation:2004 Buyer's Guide
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Date:Jan 1, 2004
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