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Wow, this Averatec 1100 series form factor would make a nice Tablet PC. The 1280 x 800, 10.6-inch widescreen WXGA is not too big, not too small, but just right for those in between a new standard tablet or UMPC purchase. Surprisingly, Averatec went with a […]

Averatec1100Wow, this Averatec 1100 series form factor would make a nice Tablet PC. The 1280 x 800, 10.6-inch widescreen WXGA is not too big, not too small, but just right for those in between a new standard tablet or UMPC purchase. Surprisingly, Averatec went with a ULV Centrino Mobile processor but my guess is that they’re going for battery life as they claim the 1100 series will get up to five hours of life. Other key specs for the $1,399.99 price tag include:

  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Integrated DVD burner
  • Two USB ports (2.0)
  • Type II PC Card slot
  • 4-in-1 media card reader
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG

At only 3.4 pounds with the included optical drive, this is a nice mobile package that’s available soon directly from Averatec. C’mon Averatec, put a swivel screen and digitizer in this bad boy!

(via MobileTechReview)

-kct

  1. This looks like a really good machine… I think if I want something that I can take /anywhere/ I will go for something more like the VaioUX, mainly because I already have a 13.3” Macbook.

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  2. Daniel Packer Monday, June 19, 2006

    The Fujitsu P1510 and P1510D offer a slightly smaller tablet pc experience weighing in at 2.1lbs (2.5 with extended battery) and offering a 1024×600 passive touchscreen. I feel this is the ideal take-anywhere ultraportable size, rather than the size of this new Avartec, though an active touchscreen is preferred by many.

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  3. Averatec had a bad experience with their UL digitizers on their C3500 and they wouldn’t use Wacom because of cost.

    My guess is the only inking they would be willing to use right now is touch screen based.

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  4. “The Fujitsu P1510 and P1510D offer a slightly smaller tablet pc experience weighing in at 2.1lbs (2.5 with extended battery) and offering a 1024×600 passive touchscreen. I feel this is the ideal take-anywhere ultraportable size, rather than the size of this new Avartec, though an active touchscreen is preferred by many.”

    the P1500 is not a “take anywhere” ultraportable, get an OQO or Sony UX for that.

    these lines of PC’s from Averatec, Sony, Fujitsu are the *smallest* PC’s that make almost no compromises on functionality. all PC’s that fall under this class make many many tradeoff’s. the only reason the P1500 accomplished it’s size is by stripping out a CD/DVD, PCMCIA, touchpad, etc.

    i’m not saying it’s a bad thing, it all depends on the users needs, many people dont need the extra functionality. but it’s just ridiculous comparing PC’s in completely different categories.

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  5. Where can I buy an Averatec 1100 laptop?
    Or a comparable laptop with 10.1″ display?

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