Legend Unveils Bigger-Screen Tablet PC
BEIJING -- Legend Group is backing Microsoft's Tablet PC initiative, showing off a prototype device here that offers a larger screen than similar devices.
Microsoft is betting that the Tablet PC will eventually replace most notebook PCs within five years and has invested heavily in the development of a pen-based input system that is a key feature of the
Measuring .9 inches thick and weighing just under 3 pounds, Legend's Tablet PC incorporates a 12.1-inch thin film transistor LCD screen--slightly larger than that offered on Tablet PCs from
The device, which can run for four hours on fully charged battery, will ship with a 20GB hard disk drive, 128MB of RAM, one IEEE.1394 port, and two USB 1.1 ports, he says.
Legend's Tablet PC will be based on the simplified Chinese version of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and will be for sale only in mainland China, Xia says. Pricing has not been decided yet, he adds.
Legend's Tablet PC is one of around 20 similar devices that will be launched when Microsoft introduces Windows XP Tablet PC Edition on November 7, says Alexandra Loeb, vice president of Microsoft's Tablet PC group.