| Toshiba to Launch Its First Tablet PC, DynaBook SS 3500
7 November, 2002
Tokyo--Toshiba Corporation today announced the worlds first portable PC to combine the flexibility of a tablet PC with the proven performance of keyboard input. The DynaBook SS 3500 convertible notebook PC will be launched on November 8, 2002 and provide users with the ease of pen input while assuring the familiarity, full versatility and expandability of a powerful notebook PC.
The Dynabook SS 3500 integrates a 12.1- inch low temperature polysilicon TFT LCD that can turn through 180° and tilt 90° degrees to lie flat, screen up. The display can also be set to display images and data in either landscape or portrait mode. The result is a go-anywhere, portable PC that can quickly and easily become a light, full-featured Tablet PC. The Dynabook SS 3500 runs on MicrosoftWindowsXP Tablet PC Edition and supports data input and software operation by touching the display with a tablet pen. Provision of dedicated software, such as WindowsJournal, allows data to be input and displayed as natural handwriting, and also to be saved as an object, converted to text and exported to other applications.
The Dynabook SS 3500 is a powerful portable PC by any measure. It incorporates a Mobile IntelPentium Processor 1.33GHz-M, 256MB of main memory as standard, a 40GB HDD, and a high-resolution 12.1-inch low temperature polysilicon TFT LCD. Expandability is supported by two USB 2.0 slots, a PC card slot, a CF card slot, and an SD card slot. Network capabilities include an international modem and support for wireless LAN, LAN and BluetoothTM. All this functionality is in a package that weighs in at only approximately 1.85kg weight and that is a mere 29.9mm at its thinnest part.
The increasing power, connectivity and functionality of portable PCs is driving market growth and product innovation. As a powerhouse in portable PC development, Toshiba continues to integrate its own state-of-the art know-how with performance-enhancing advances from other industry leaders. Adoption of MicrosoftWindowsXP Tablet PC Edition in the DynaBook SS3500 adds to operating efficiency and expands mobility, and its combination with the PCs cutting-edge functionality, including full network connectivity, achieves a powerful business platform that takes portable computing in a new direction.
Outline of the DynaBook SS 3500
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