Windows XP Tablet Edition

Windows XP Tablet Edition


Welcome to Windows XP Tablet Edition, next big thing from Microsoft, the Tablet PC will run a specialized version of the WindowsXP operating system, WindowsXP Tablet PC Edition. This version will have all of the features of Windows XP Professional and additional features that are specific to the Tablet PC. All Windows software applications will run on Tablet PCs, plus it will have it's own specialized applications such as the tablet pc input panel, which allows any application to use handwriting recognition, the windows journal, and sticky notes, which is what it sounds like. Read more about Tablet Pc here.



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Will XP update give tablets a boost?

Aug 30 2004-After nearly two years on the market, makers of tablet PCs based on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition have yet to prove that the pen is mightier than the keyboard.
But manufacturers are hopeful that Tablet PC Edition 2005, a new version of the operating system unveiled last week, will mark a turning point by making tablets easier to use.
Tablets are laptop-like portable computers that allow people to jot down notes using a pen and a touch-sensitive screen. They can convert handwriting into typed text and sketches into image files. But sales of devices based on Windows XP Tablet PC Edition have been lukewarm since the introduction of the operating system in November 2002.
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Windows XP Tablet Edition Hardware Requirements

Microsoft has established unique hardware requirements for manufacturers designing hardware for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Every effort was made to balance the need to deliver a positive end-user experience in key scenarios while maintaining maximum flexibility in the hardware manufacturers' ability to innovate and differentiate their products based on this platform.
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Manage Your Tablet PC Battery Power

Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition supports the industry standard power management technology known as the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), which enables the operating system to control power to your computer and peripheral devices. All Tablet PC models are ACPI compliant.
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Windows XP Tablet PC Edition How-to Articles

Find out how to get the most out of your Tablet PC experience. These how-to articles are grouped by topic.
  • Access Right-Click Features with a Pen Action
    You can work mouse-free thanks to the tablet pen. Read this article to learn how to complete common right mouse button features using a pen action called "press and hold."
  • Edit with Gestures
    A gesture is a shape you draw with your tablet pen to send a command to your Tablet PC. This article teaches you how to complete editing and formatting tasks quickly with gestures in Tablet PC Input Panel and Windows Journal.
  • Start Tablet PC Input Panel with a Gesture
    Like a keyboard shortcut, the start Input Panel gesture lets you use your tablet pen to gain fast access to this often-used Tablet PC utility. An animated demo shows you how the gesture works.
  • Customize Input Panel
    Input Panel is an on-screen keyboard and writing pad. It lets you use your tablet pen to enter text and handwriting, control your computer, and dictate text using speech recognition features. This article focuses on ways to customize Input Panel to improve handwriting accuracy and speed, based on how you work.
  • Work with Document Images
    Find out how to take advantage of one of the most powerful Windows XP Tablet PC Edition features—the ability to import files into Windows Journal and use your tablet pen to annotate these document images. It works with reports, forms, photos, Web pages, and more.
  • Manage Your Tablet PC Battery Power
    Learn the nuts and bolts of Tablet PC power management, including how to monitor the battery, factors that impact power consumption, and how to maximize battery life. This article also includes an overview of power scheme settings and standby and hibernate features.
  • Use Standby and Hibernate
    In this in-depth look at two key power management features, you’ll learn how to manage your battery power for maximum mobility when you’re on the go with your Tablet PC for an extended period of time.
  • Use Power Schemes
    A power scheme is a collection of power settings designed to fit the way you use your Tablet PC. This in-depth article shows you how to use predefined or personalized power schemes to take full advantage of the mobility offered by your Tablet PC.
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Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Tips

Learn quick ways to get the most out of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
Make the Most of Your Ink Add Your Handwritten Signature to E-Mail Messages
Create Links with Your Ink
Fill Out Forms with Your Tablet PC and Pen
Use Ink During Your Presentations
Get Organized with Windows Journal
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windows XP Tablet Edition Books

Need some help editing your digital photos? Looking for information on building applications for mobile devices? Want to learn more about your PC? Microsoft Press® has a comprehensive set of books covering topics related to computer hardware and devices.
Tablet PC Quick Reference Whether you’re in a meeting, hallway, coffee shop, or conference—achieve ultimate mobility with the TABLET PC QUICK REFERENCE. Combining the simplicity of pen and paper with all the muscle of Microsoft Windows XP Professional, the Tablet PC is more than just cool—it can maximize your productivity, no matter how or where you work. Use this expert guide to get up and running faster, and take the power of a desktop PC—and more—anywhere you’d take a notepad and pen!
Building Tablet PC Applications Many pen-based software platforms have been introduced in the last decade, but only recently has the introduction of faster processors and hardware enabled mainstream introduction of tablet-sized pen-based PCs. This book tackles the challenge of writing compelling Tablet PC software on two fronts. First, it distills decades of usability research into pen-based computing to present an authoritative discussion of the optimal design of pen-based user interfaces. Second, it provides an in-depth exposition of the Tablet PC Ink SDK, complete with tips and tricks on how developers can produce the most powerful and natural “ink-aware” applications.
Tablet PC Software Development With .NET Tablet PC Software Development with .NET is a complete guide to software development for Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows XP Tablet edition. Based on a new paradigm for mobile PCs, the Tablet PC is a fully functional Windows PC that is designed for ink-enabled, pen-enabled, and speech-enabled applications. As the next generation PC platform, the Windows Tablet provides a pure superset of current laptop PC functionality, allowing the mobile worker to be more productive than ever.

Availible Tablet PC's

Acer TMC102Ti Tableticon
The Acer TMC102Ti Tablet PC is a broad industry initiative that builds on the digital pen and speech technologies of Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition to extend the functionality of today's computers. The Tablet PC extends the PC by adding capabilities such as pen and speech input, wireless support, long battery life and portability. The DualView support LCD rotates to convert from notebook to tablet mode. The Tablet PC is the next step in the evolution of the personal computer.
Features:
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III processor 800MHz
  • Memory: 256MB
  • Hard Drive: 30GB
  • Modem: Built-in V.90 56K
  • CD-ROM Drive: External USB 24X
  • Display: 10.4" XGA, supporting pen-based input w/1024x768 resolution, simultaneous LCD and CRT display, DualView support LCD rotates to convert from notebook to tablet mode
  • Graphics: SMI Lynx 3DM+ graphics chipset
  • Video Memory: 8MB VRAM
  • Connectivity: NIC
  • Ethernet: 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • Wireless: 802.11b wireless LAN
  • USB Ports: 2
  • Battery Type: 2 Li-Ion battery packs
  • Pointing Device: Full-size pen w/eraser, stylus, keyboard, touchpad, 4-way Internet scroll key, 5 easy-launch buttons
  • Audio: 2 speakers Sound Blaster-Pro/MS DirectSound compatible, built-in microphone
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, enhanced Microsot Office Pack 7, and Microsoft Reader
  • Bundled Software: BIOS User and Administrator passwords, Acer Launch Manager, Acer Notebook Manager, ORiNOCO Client Manager6, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Acer System Recovery CD, Norton AntiVirus, Microsoft Reader5, PlatinumSecret suite for SmartCard, including PlatinumPAS, PlatinumSecure and PlatinumKey
  • Dimensions: 9.9"x8.2"x1.16"
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1-year
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There is also the Acer TMC102T Tableticon
The Acer TMC102T Tablet PC is a broad industry initiative that builds on the digital pen and speech technologies of Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition to extend the functionality of today's computers. The Tablet PC extends the PC by adding capabilities such as pen and speech input, long battery life, and portability. The DualView support LCD rotates to convert from notebook to tablet mode. The Tablet PC is the next step in the evolution of the personal computer.
Features:
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III processor 800MHz
  • Memory: 256MB
  • Hard Drive: 20GB
  • Modem: Built-in V.90 56K
  • CD-ROM Drive: External USB 24X
  • Display: 10.4" XGA, supporting pen-based input w/1024x768 resolution, simultaneous LCD and CRT display, DualView™ support LCD rotates to convert from notebook to tablet mode
  • Graphics: SMI Lynx 3DM+ graphics chipset
  • Video Memory: 8MB VRAM
  • Connectivity: NIC
  • Ethernet: 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • USB Ports: 2
  • Battery Type: Li-Ion battery pack
  • Pointing Device: Full-size pen w/eraser, stylus, keyboard, touchpad, 4-way Internet scroll key, 5 easy-launch buttons
  • Audio: 2 speakers Sound Blaster-Pro/MS DirectSound compatible, built-in microphone
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, enhanced Microsot Office Pack 7, and Microsoft Reader
  • Bundled Software: BIOS User and Administrator passwords, Acer Launch Manager, Acer Notebook Manager, ORiNOCO Client Manager6, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Acer System Recovery CD, Norton AntiVirus, Microsoft Reader5, PlatinumSecret suite for SmartCard, including PlatinumPAS, PlatinumSecure and PlatinumKey
  • Dimensions: 9.9"x8.2"x1.16"
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1-year
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Top 10 Benefits of Tablet PC

Powerful, mobile, and versatile, Tablet PC is one of the most useful tools for being as productive as possible away from your desk. It's designed for mobile computer users who've been relying on a combination of notebook PCs, planners, spiral notebooks, handheld devices, and sticky notes to complete their work.
Use Microsoft's Most Advanced Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is a superset of Windows XP Professional so it provides the power of Windows XP with no sacrifices. Tablet PC Edition has the full capabilities of Windows XP Professional, plus additional features for tablet pen–based computing. And, because it uses the Windows operating system, Tablet PC will run Windows XP–compatible applications.
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Windows XP Tablet Edition Demo

Tablet PC Overview Demo
See Tablet PC in action and learn how it can help you streamline your day and maximize productivity. You can also see 360-degree views of available brands, featuring both "convertible" and "slate tablet" designs.
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Tablet PCs at Comdex

You'll be able to do more than just surf the Internet with these powerful latter-day Web tablets.
Dubbed "the evolution of the laptop," tablet PCs, or at least prototype models, are plentiful at Comdex 2001. These portable, fully functional PCs are powered by low-voltage notebook processors and run a version of Microsoft's Windows XP. Tablet PCs manufactured by Acer, Compaq, Fujitsu, and others should hit the market in mid-2002. The question remains: Will they suffer the same fate as the Web pads of yore?
Given that they feature high-end processors, high-resolution displays, and longer battery life, we have high expectations for these new tablet PCs. Many have built-in wireless connectivity and all feature built-in or attachable keyboards.
The tablet PC's true promise lies in Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system, which enables users to run applications using a pen. The use of "digital ink" will allow users to write notes, among other things, and convert them into text.
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Windows XP Tablet PC Edition reviewed

It's the best Windows yet. Will anyone use it?
Since the dawn of the PC era, various companies have undertaken various initiatives to move computing away from keyboard and mouse-based input and towards the more natural interfaces of pen and voice. And while voice computing has seen some limited success, pen computing is set to explode with the introduction of Microsoft's Tablet PC platform, driven by a new Windows XP version logically named Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
Microsoft has been involved in the pen computing space since 1992, when its prototype WinPad devices were designed to run a special Windows 3.x version called Windows for Pen Computing. WinPad was destined for the dustbin of history, and in many ways it was a sobering reminder that the then-current PC designs were just too primitive to effectively scale into a portable form factor with long battery life.
To counter this problem, Microsoft worked to convert its Windows OS to run on more efficient hardware platforms, and Windows CE (Consumer Electronics) was born. Code-named Pegasus, the first Windows CE version provided a Windows 95-like shell, and email, Internet, and Office application functionality, in a small, clamshell-like form factor that never really took off with users. A subsequent release, code-named Griffin, aped the look and feel of the successful Palm Pilot, and a later release, dubbed Pocket PC, proved quite successful, especially with businesses.
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Windows XP Tablet Edition ZDnet Review

An all-new PC form factor such as the tablet PC needs an all-new operating system, too -- an OS that can make new hardware features easy to use and quick to learn. Enter Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. This OS, which now comes preinstalled on all or most new tablets, is a modified version of Windows XP Professional, with a few extras. It includes new utilities -- namely, Journal, Sticky Notes and Ink -- that let you handwrite notes anywhere, as well as support for a variety of applications written specifically for tablets. Although Microsoft's new OS is perfectly suited for tablet PCs, we're not sure the tablet PC itself is perfectly suited to everyday use. If you're willing to take on a learning curve, though, Microsoft's new OS is the application that makes the tablet usable.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition looks just like Windows XP -- almost. A few minor differences make it slightly easier to use with a tablet. For example, to get started, visit Windows' new control panel, called Tablet And Pen Settings, to specify whether you're right- or left-handed, move menus to accommodate your writing style (to the left or right side of the interface), and calibrate your tablet pen, just as you would with a new handheld device. You can also change your desktop layout to either portrait or landscape (most tablet PCs also have a button that switches orientation on the fly).
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