Latest Acer Notebook features Tablet PC functionality
By Mike Hanlon
September 28, 2003
Monday September 29, 2003
Acer's TravelMate 250PE notebook enables the input of handwritten text and annotation of data directly on screen using an electro magnetic resonance (EMR) pen. This cross-functionality first provides the flexibility of a Tablet PC while maintaining the performance and full sized keyboard atributes of a traditional "clamshell" notebook.
The direct text input allows input and storage of handwritten text in documents and can also convert handwriting into typewritten text.
To assist input, a Tablet Input Panel Support (TIPS) has been added to the design so that the LCD can be adjusted to a comfortable writing angle.
The TravelMate 250PE features Intel Pentium 4 processor at 2.2-2.8 GHz, 14.1" XGA TFT color display, wireless 802.11band Bluetooth connectivity, plus a removable hard drive (up to a 60GB) and a hot swappable Acer media bay for access to a variety of media including DVD/CD-RW and DVD-R.
Acer America have just announced the US availability of the TravelMate 250PE at a cost of US$1499.
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