Acer launches world’s first tablet PC

Acer has officially launched the TravelMate C100 – the world’s first convertible Tablet PC. The launch coincides with the release of Microsoft’s Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system.

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By  Vijaya George Published  November 7, 2002

Acer has officially launched the TravelMate C100 – the world’s first convertible Tablet PC. The launch coincides with the release of Microsoft’s Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system.

An ultra-portable notebook PC, the TravelMate C100 can be converted into tablet mode, and provides the choice to input data by typing, writing or speech. At 1.4kg (3.08lb), Acer claims that the TravelMate C100 is the lightest convertible PC to date.

“Tablet PC technology is ideally suited to corporate users in the Middle East, with extensive travel and regular, out-of-office customer visits being such a central element in the life of today’s regional mobile executives,” commented Krishna Murthy, general manager, Acer Computer (M.E.) Ltd. “Acer’s TravelMate C100 Tablet PC brings these mobile executives increased data input speed through voice and handwriting-recognition technology, and, with its Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system, users will benefit from the ability to work anytime and anywhere.”

The TravelMate C100’s LCD is designed to fold back neatly creating a large and comfortable writing surface. Users can also switch viewing modes from landscape to portrait according to their viewing habits. It comes with integrated 802.11b wireless connectivity, extended battery life of 3.5 hours, an optional secondary battery, and power rapid-charge at 1.5 hours. An optional SmartCard feature prevents unauthorised access to files and programmes, ensuring work is even better protected.

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