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Linux Journal: Product Review: Hitachi VisionPlate

May 13, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The device has the signature tablet feature: a touch screen. In my experience, its response was accurate and rugged. It's powered by a Crusoe chip running at 600MHz. Don't let the megahertz number fool you: the system is quite snappy doing what it was designed to do. The model I was sent had 128MB of RAM, 4.5MB of Flash storage in the root filesystem and 72.5MB of Flash storage in /home. All this in a package that weighs less than two pounds.

"My review box came with built-in wireless. The tool bar had a handy little icon that gave a good indication of signal strength.

"The box runs Midori Linux, an embedded Linux distribution sponsored by Transmeta, the builders of the Crusoe chip and the employer of Linus Torvalds..."

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