*UPDATED - News - Asus Tablets Convertible AND Slates, New Tablet PC Finger and Pen Input, Centrino Duo Battery Life Mystery

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  1. Barry J. Doyle

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    Asus Tablets to be Convertible AND Slates

    Asus Tablet PC modelsdue for release inthe springwill be available in both convertible and slate designs. Additionally ASUS will be sticking to the new dual core platform from Intel.

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    Asus Tablet PC set for a mid-year 2006 release

    RFI Convertible Specs:


      13.3" Widescreen Display [/li]
      Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005[/li]
      Intel Yonah 2MB L2 Cache -up to 2.33GHz[/li]
      Up to 2GB DDR2 RAM 667MHz[/li]
      80GB/100GB/120GB 5400RPM Hard Drive[/li]
      TPM (Trusted Platform Module) Security Chip [/li]
      Biometric Fingerprint Reader




      New Tablet PC Model Allows Finger and Pen Input

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      Xplore Technologies has a new ruggedized Tablet PC which allows for both pen and finger input. The DualMode "iX104C2DV" (try to remember this one) incorporates this dual-input feature to allow the user easy access while in a vehicle. Personally I would use this feature often if I had it. Sometimes its a real "drag" (no pun intended)to have to always use a pen!

      *UPDATE: It seems that Xplore will also be adding built-in EV-DO wireless technology to the upcoming Tablet PC model as well. As I sit here typing this, I am using my Audiovox PC5740 card with Verizon Broadband service. Once you get to have Broadband everywhere you go - you'll never go back to hot spots!

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      Centrino Duo Battery Life Mystery

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      At CES we were told that the dual core CPU's will offer even better battery life than the current Sonoma generation. Well does that mean thebetter for "each core"? Ouch, that would essentially mean you would see half the life of the what you get now! Well I don't mean to scare anyone as this is certainly not substantiated by any data. However, Tom's Hardware has conducted tests with the new Yonah platformthat have produced someinteresting results. Read more...


      Barry

     
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  2. Spare Tire

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    The battery life is really disturbing news. I hope they get it fixed but i think if they don't fix it on time they'll still lunch it out and let the consummers suffer then wait for the next generation to fix it and sell more.
     
  3. Parjoe

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    I don't think we have to worry about the battery life of these things.

    Check out this review using a couple asus notebooks:

    http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=2663&p=5


    "The Core Duo laptop was able to give us 30 more minutes of battery life than the Sonoma based W5A."
     
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  4. Barry J. Doyle

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    Parjoe, that piece sounds encouraging. I guess we just won't truly know until the new models roll out and we get 'em in our hot (uh, hopefully they stay cool) little hands!
     
  5. Parjoe

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    Well, with less power used to do the same tasks it should mean less power loss and therefore less heat, but you can only tell so much from bench marks.

    The real test like you said will be when you get'em, so I'm anxiously awaiting your reviews!
     
  6. gearhead364

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    Yes, I have been waiting for Asus to produce a tablet. I wont be purchasing a tablet until Fall, but at least Merom will be out. I wonder what graphics will be in the Asus tablet?
     
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    So, any news on the Asus? Like expected dates or specs? It seems like such a nice machine, especially with the 13.3" widescreen :)
     
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    Do they plan to offer integrated graphics with the 13" widescreen?
     
  9. Polar

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    Still, 30 minutes more is not a whole lot.
    I would prefer something like 60 minutes more.. perhaps I am just being greedy though? :cool:
     
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    looks cool
    and it has the finger input
     
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