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Icon 2 posted June 30, 2003 09:55      Profile for iballoondesign   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have been argue with someone that tell me that TablePC is relation to PDA. I tell him, it's belong to laptop.

agree or disagree?

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Icon 1 posted June 30, 2003 10:02            Edit/Delete Post 
A tablet PC? Hm... if it's got a touch-sensitive display, I'd consider it to be more like half-way between the two - like a laptop-sized PDA :-)

Certainly in terms of OS and software, though, it's related to a laptop, because it would run a regular OS and all your regular software, instead of a palmtop OS and software.

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Icon 1 posted June 30, 2003 11:34      Profile for Allan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm with Uilleann on this one, if it runs a 'full' OS such as Linux (or wind [shake head] ws ) and is designed to be portable then for me it's a laptop, but as we're fond of saying here your mileage will vary.
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Icon 1 posted June 30, 2003 11:50      Profile for iCoach     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think it is a laptop. To me a PDA is intended to be an ultra-portable, instant-on device for quick note taking and scheduling. They have been expanded to do other things as well, but at their heart I think the design lends itself to quick notes instead of four hour marathons of Hearts or Zap!.

The laptop on the other hand is intended to take the power of a desktop on the road. The TabletPC is the same thing, just offering a new HI as well.

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Icon 1 posted July 01, 2003 01:37      Profile for csm   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"You got your PDA in my laptop!"
"You got your laptop in my PDA!"

Quite frankly, who cares what you call it. if it works for you, that's all that matters. [Smile]

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