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Old 08-27-2002, 10:00 PM
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Default One hour Tablet PC demo video

<a href="http://www.cewindows.net/tabletpc/tabletpcdemo.wmv">http://www.cewindows.net/tabletpc/tabletpcdemo.wmv</a><br /><br />Interested in seeing some "hands on" with the Tablet PC? <a href="http://www.tabletpctalk.com/">Tablet PC Talk</a> has a video you should look at then:<br /><br />"Last week I attended the Los Angeles Pocket PC Users Group meeting for a demo of the Tablet PC. Kurt Shintaku of Microsoft invited Chandler Bootchk of Microsoft to demonstrate the hardware and software features of the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. This Tablet PC Talk exclusive demo includes a feature overview of the new hardware including showing how to convert it from a laptop format to a tablet format. Also additional applications such as Journal, sticky notes and a game are demonstrated. Further, Chandler agreed to answer users questions about the Tablet PC as we went along. This video is over 1 hour long and is 320 x 240 15 fps so you'll get a good idea of what was covered. Just be patient, it's a little over 50MB!"<br /><br />That Acer Tablet PC looks sweet - apparently the motherboard that Acer is using has support for an 802.x chip or a combo 802.x and Bluetooth chip. I want one! <img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif" /> And for those of you who still doubt the reasons why they picked a "special pen" vs. having a generic stylus, watch the video to find out why.
 
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:08 PM
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Default We get to see it live tonight!

If you are in the Puget Sound area, we are going to have someone from Microsoft demo the Tablet PC at the PSHUG meeting tonight. The meeting runs from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Microsoft campus. For more information, visit http://www.maximumpda.com/pshug/.
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:21 PM
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Don't forget that in addition to the tabletPC group coming we have Nextel coming as well. We will also have some great giveaways so be sure to come out and say hi!

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Old 08-27-2002, 10:50 PM
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So aside from talking abou user groups, does anyone have any comments about the Tablet PC video? :wink:
 
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:59 PM
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I think I could drive up to Seattle and sit in on the demo quicker than I could download 50mb of video at 28800 baud (all I get at home.) :lol:
 
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Old 08-27-2002, 11:06 PM
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I feel your pain Jim. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is still left on a dial up.


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Old 08-27-2002, 11:30 PM
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I like the idea of the Tablet PC and will get one when they really get out there. But I don't like that Toshiba version, its just a laptop with a swivel screen, I don't want to have to keep moving my screen around from laptop mode to tablet mode. I want it to be sitting on the table next to my couch and when I am watching the game on the big screen and my friends team fouls, I want to grab the tablet and IM him with the bad news or check the tv listings or a shows website or use it as a Rocket Reader type device and go through a book at night or the morning newspaper.

Never like the design of that model they showed in the video.
 
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Old 08-27-2002, 11:58 PM
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Thank you for taping it for the rest of us. There went my lunch break 8O

Interesting stuff to watch, and potentially would bring another shift in computing patterns.

The Journal app seems promising, as weel as the digital ink integration with the OS and OfficeXP+Add On.

One question: who was on the 405 replying to emails :lol:

Thnx agn
 
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Old 08-28-2002, 01:09 AM
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Since HWR isn't perfect, I'd like to see a hack, or an AIM client that connects to IM images, and lets you write with your handwriting, as you would the notes app, and send that as an image. a 2bit bmp shouldn't be too big.

Of course, AIM is just an example, this could be done in any program that supports image sending.
 
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Old 08-28-2002, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Eichers
I like the idea of the Tablet PC and will get one when they really get out there. But I don't like that Toshiba version, its just a laptop with a swivel screen, I don't want to have to keep moving my screen around from laptop mode to tablet mode. I want it to be sitting on the table next to my couch and when I am watching the game on the big screen and my friends team fouls, I want to grab the tablet and IM him with the bad news or check the tv listings or a shows website or use it as a Rocket Reader type device and go through a book at night or the morning newspaper.
Yeah, what Tom said! I'm not looking for a convertable laptop, but I'll probably buy when they come up with a real tablet, preferably about 8-10 inches diagonally that will be large enough to do real work on, but small and light enough to carry comfortably in one hand. I'm not sure they see the market that way yet, but eventually they will.
 
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