Toshiba intros next gen tablet PC.Building upon its award-winning tablet PC (1) A tablet computer environment from Microsoft that is based on an enhanced version of Windows XP. Designed to function more like a portable writing tablet than previous tablet-based computers, it includes handwriting recognition as well as the ability to retain handwritten words platform, Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD DPD Department of Planning and Development
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Instrument that measures acceleration. Because it is difficult to measure acceleration directly, the device measures the force exerted by restraints placed on a reference mass to hold its position fixed in an accelerating body. which allows users to manually tilt the notebook up or down, for scroll type functionality. With enhanced design and system performance, the Portege M200/205 Series offers users a more intuitive interface and a natural, practical way of working with their computer.
Appealing to several customer segments including consumer, enterprise, small-medium sized business, education and all mobile professionals, the Portege M200/205 offers exciting new options for users who want flexibility and convenience. From large sales force automation Automating the sales activities within an organization. A comprehensive SFA package provides such functions as contact management, note and information sharing, quick proposal and presentation generation, product configurators, calendars and to-do lists. roll-outs to converting text to digital ink, the Portege M200/205 is attractive to a broad set of customers looking to maximize productivity. Like its predecessor, the Portege M200/205 works as an everyday notebook computer A laptop computer that weighs in a range from five to seven pounds. The term originated when laptops were routinely more than 10 pounds, and those that became lighter were placed in a special "notebook" category. In practice, notebook computer and laptop computer are synonymous. , but includes an innovative display that rotates and folds back for convenient information viewing and sharing, and offers a choice of data input modes such as typing, writing or speech.
"Over the past year, Toshiba's tablet PC has gained acceptance because of its portability, versatility and ability to function beyond the traditional range of PC applications. Customers of all sizes across vast industries including insurance, pharmaceuticals and medical are using Toshiba's award-winning platform and are finding new ways to increase productivity during their entire business day," said Taro Hiyama, vice president of marketing, Toshiba DPD. "The Portege M200/205 offers exciting new options including a docking station that will provide new usage scenarios and increased applications for everyday mobile computing Using a computing device while in transit. Mobile computing implies wireless transmission, but wireless transmission does not necessarily imply mobile computing. Fixed wireless applications use satellites, radio systems and lasers to transmit between permanent objects such as buildings ."
Designed to encompass a flexible range of desktop usage scenarios, the Portege M200/205 offers an optional Toshiba Tablet Multi Dock that allows users to use their tablet PC in a comfortable, natural position and to write on the screen while at their desk. With easy screen rotation to landscape or portrait mode Portrait mode and landscape mode refer to the orientation of text (and pictures) on a printed page. (The paper must be a rectangle, however in practice square sheets are hardly ever used. , users now have the ability to adjust the unit at different height levels to fit their own personal comfort level.
Expanding workspace and increasing productivity, the Toshiba Tablet Multi Dock includes an integrated SlimSelect Bay to support an additional hard drive or optical drive, enabling users to increase storage capacity, download software or back-up vital data. Toshiba's Tablet Multi Dock also allows users to view multiple applications on either an optional second monitor or the tablet PC screen.
Toshiba's Portege M200 is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 graphics processing unit See GPU. (GPU GPU: see secret police.
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In addition to the 12.1-inch high-resolution SXGA (Super XGA) A screen resolution of 1280x1024 pixels. SXGA is commonly used on standard monitors, but provides a 1.25:1 aspect ratio, compared to the more common 1.33:1 (4:3) ratio. SXGA+ has a 1400x1050 resolution, which is an exact 1.33:1 ratio. See PC display modes. + diagonal display, the convertible notebook features a dual axis accelerometer which simplifies how people use and interact with their notebook. When Web browsing, this unique feature allows users to manually tilt their notebook up and down to view the top and bottom of the web page, making research and entertainment convenient. In addition, while viewing an eBook or digital magazine, this feature allows users to turn pages manually by tilting the notebook from left to right--just like the real thing.
The Portege M200/205 Series features Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 for added effectiveness in completing business tasks such as data management, spreadsheets and presentations. OneNote 2003 provides business users the flexibility of a traditional paper notebook while allowing them to easily capture, organize, share and use their notes more effectively.
OneNote offers the flexibility of a paper notebook and the power of digital note-taking, and the Portege M200/205 give users the benefit of advanced mobility features. The combined technology brings a powerful note-taking experience to tablet PC users. With all of their notes in one place, users can be more productive anywhere they work whether in meetings, presentations, brainstorming sessions or at their desk.
Other enhancements of the Portege M200/205 include pen-enabled programmable buttons which allow users to simply launch an application with the touch of a stylus. In addition, the Portege M200/205 features a zooming utility tool where one-touch magnification allows users to recognize icons, toolbars, fonts and more with greater viewability. And for substantially improved protection and handling, Toshiba offers an optional FieldMate M200 carrying case providing always-on protection with easy access in both tablet and traditional notebook mode.