Fujitsu PC, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Fujitsu, has released an upgraded version
of its Stylistic LT P-600 tablet computer. Weighing 2.65 pounds, the new system comes with a
600MHz low-voltage Pentium III, 15GB hard drive and up to 256MB of memory. It also is
available with two types of screens: a regular color LCD or a Transflective SVGA color LCD,
which is easier to view outdoors. Prices start at $3,599.
Tablet computers, which essentially look like laptop screens, are primarily sold into specific
vertical markets, such as the delivery or warehouse business, where regular computers are
inconvenient. Workers with tablet computers input data with a stylus rather than a keyboard.
Some companies have tried to bring these devices to the consumer market but have met with
little success. --Michael Kanellos, Special to ZDNet News