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Latest Acer Notebook features Tablet PC functionality


September 28, 2003

Latest Acer Notebook features Tablet PC functionality

Latest Acer Notebook features Tablet PC functionality

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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.

Stay tuned to for updates.

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