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Photos: Tablet PCs

These portable computers do neat things like recognize pen-based input, but they've yet to catch on.
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Ballmer with tablet PC

Microsoft is a big proponent of tablet PCs, with operating system software geared specifically for pen-based input. Here, CEO Steve Ballmer shows off Lenovo's ThinkPad X41.

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ThinkPad X41

The X41 is the first tablet made under the ThinkPad name, and the first computer released by Lenovo Group following its purchase of IBM's PC business.

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Shape-shifting X41

The screen of the X41 can be rotated 180 degrees and pressed flat against the computer's keyboard, turning the notebook into a tablet PC.

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Windows Vista for tablets

Windows Vista, due in 2006, lets tablet PC users teach the computer their handwriting, letter by letter.

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Nokia Web tablet

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a Web-browsing device with a 4-inch horizontal touch screen and an on-screen keyboard. It connects to the Internet through a hot spot or through a compatible mobile phone.

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Artist with tablet

This caricature artist in London's Leicester Square tries out a tablet from Motion Computing in place of his usual notebook and charcoal.

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