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1/23/2003 Japan Info

 
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ChocoNutDancer
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:49 am    Post subject: 1/23/2003 Japan Info Reply with quote

I've been looking at the NEC webpage and a friend at work is helping with the translation. More info later but for now this is what we've seen up there.

1.02 Kg
15 mm
802.11a/b
product name: La Vie TB
10.4 XGA display (I was hoping for the 12.1 inch display)
P3-933-M ultra low voltage processor
249,800 Yen = $2,121.35

please post more info if you have it.

http://www.nec.co.jp/
http://www.nec.co.jp/press/ja/0301/2301.html
http://121ware.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a copy of a NEC announcement is on http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NEC Corporation announced today the sale of the world's thinnest and lightest Tablet PC in Japan. NEC's Tablet PC will also be available in North America and Europe during the first quarter of 2003. NEC is considering releasing the product in Asia-Pacific countries.

New tablet PCs sold in Japan come with two models, the VersaPro Series for business users and the LaVie Series for home users.

NEC today also launched a thin and light mobile notebook PC as an additional model to the VersaPro Series in Japan. The mobile notebook PC will be available in Europe and Asia-Pacific during the first quarter of 2003.

The main features of new products are as follows. World's thinnest and lightest "Pure Tablet PC" NEC's Tablet PCs are in the slate form and offer the best in class in usability. Their paper-like touch-and-feel, known as "digital paper," enables easy information sharing and achieves paperless environment, creating new usage of PCs in business scenes. -- Height: 15mm, Weight: 999g (*1) -- Intel(R) Ultra-Low-Voltage Mobile Pentium(R) III Processor with 933MHz-M -- Wired LAN and Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11a/b), enable users to be easily connected to hotspots -- Enhanced shock durability by protecting HDD with rubber casing -- Reduced variance, which occurs between the pen-point and handwriting or cursor on the viewing screen, by utilizing very thin protection glass New mobile notebook PCs feature compact design and longer use New mobile PCs can run for about 4 hours, approximately 1.6 times more than the existing models(*2), by featuring honeycomb structured magnesium metal in the chassis. -- Height: 17mm, weight: 1.14kg. -- Wired LAN and Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11a/b), enable users to be easily connected to hotspots -- Enhanced shock durability by protecting HDD with rubber casing

The following is an example of the typical configuration. (Build-to-Order is available for VersaPro models in Japan)

-- VersaPro Tablet PC (BTO selection is available where * marked)
Base model: VA93J/GL
CPU Intel(R) Ultra-Low-Voltage Mobile Pentium(R)
III Processor with 933MHz-M
Memory* SDRAM 256MB
Graphic Accelerator Trident/Ali CyberALADDiN-T(TM) (Embedded on the chipset)

LCD Resolution 10.4" TFT Color LCD (XGA) with digitizer
OS Windows(R) XP TabletPC Edition
Application* N/A
Hard Disk 20GB
CD-ROM* N/A
FDD N/A
Communication LAN (100BASE-TX) & Wireless LAN
(IEEE802.11a/b)
Battery Li-Ion
Suggested Price 296,000 yen
Availability January 30, 2003 in Japan"
(Source:Press Release, PRNewswire-FirstCall)
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