Since I first heard about the notion of tablet based PC’s, I actually first thought about those little screens used in Star Trek TNG – little, A5 devices that fit in your hand. The reality was big, heavy laptops. Now thanks to the “Transmeta Crusoe”:http://www.transmeta.com/crusoe/index.html chip, the “oqo”:http://www.oqo.com/hardware/ looks like it might make the tablet PC a reality. Its about the size of a video tape, complete with a 1 Ghz processor, touch screen and keyboard. Oh, and its wireless. With bluetooth. And a 20GB hard drive.
No information on prices as yet, but according to “the inquirer(Transmeta’s goldfish conquer fear of Windows )”:http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=13578 it should be available in a few months, although the oqo website states that fall 2004 as being the expected arrival time.