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Summary:

A company I have never heard of from Singapore has announced a Tablet-like computer that runs Windows XP.  The Tronic Portable Multimedia Gadget (PMG) is an interesting device with an 8.4" screen and is intended to appeal to the PDA and PMC crowd.  I think Tronic […]

Pmg_1A company I have never heard of from Singapore has announced a Tablet-like computer that runs Windows XP.  The Tronic Portable Multimedia Gadget (PMG) is an interesting device with an 8.4" screen and is intended to appeal to the PDA and PMC crowd.  I think Tronic has a good idea but has missed the boat on two fronts- the VIA processor instead of Intel and not putting the Tablet Edition of the OS on the device.  I think the size of the PMG is close to my ideal for a Mini-Tablet but needs to be a real Tablet PC to realize its potential.  Full details on the Tronic web site and complete pics after the jump.

(via Shiny Plastic)

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  1. Looks good to me. I wish it didn’t have a bulge. What is the price?

  2. I wish they’d show it in somebody’s hands so you can get a better sense of its size. I don’t see wifi listed. That’s too bad.

  3. The Tronic looks like the rugged tablet pc form factors minus the ruggedness. Rugged tablet pcs have long had 8.4 inch screens while adding bulk/size around the screen itself. The Tronic doesn’t look any different in this regard.

    For an example of a rugged tablet, see HP’s Rugged Tablet PC:
    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/tabletpc/rugged/specs.html

  4. The price will be $1,199.

  5. It has WiFi and Bluetooth – Pulled this off the website Overview:

    “… With pen-writing recognition, virtual keyboard, video/audio features, USB ports, PCMCIA slots for GPRS/GPS/3G connectivity, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, the PMG can be used as a full function PC, e-book, MP3 player, wireless device, e-dictionary, PDA and more.”

  6. Wow that is much cheaper than a Sony U but also much bigger and heavier. If I wasn’t poor I might go for it. After converting the sizes its still a pretty small machine.

  7. like i think that PMG will be the new generation of laptop it may take his place
    but one small comment it has a very high price
    cause the person who will buy it would buy a laptop instead of it with a lowest price

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