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The Register USA: Linux-Based TMTA Tablet PC for $600?

Oct 15, 2002, 08:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"After reviewing Acer's Tablet PC recently I mused out loud about the viability of using a more overtly tablet-like CE device for what I think of as 'proper' Tablet PC tasks. But why wait, asked reader Per Hammer--this one looks just the ticket, and it's only $600.

"I wrestled with myself for, oh, 20 minutes or so. Is this outfit for real? Do I really want to give them my credit card number? But on the other hand, if they are for real they don't seem to have very many of them left, and the instant Slashdot gets to hear about it, they'll all be gone. Per said the UPS tracking system claimed his was already in the UK, so with both of us crossing our fingers the box wasn't full of cat pooh, I booked myself a Linux-based, Transmeta-running Tablet PC.

"Which to my relief arrived less than two days later, leaving me with a very pretty-looking magnesium-cased Frontpath Progear 1050HX, just over a month ahead of the official launch of the Microsoft version, and rather over a year after the launch of the Progear..."

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