Come To Papa

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 19 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Come To Papa

After months of searching, I think I have finally found next the computer
that I will use. After years of loyalty to Toshiba, and even some to Best Buy, I’m
changing horses in midstream…hopefully. While at Costco, I saw this great little Tablet PC
made by Averatec.
calls it a “creative and exciting design merging a mobile notebook
computer and a tablet PC into a single ultra-portable form
.  As a notebook, this compact unit offers all of the
features and functionality that mobile users expect, while also incorporating
advanced handwriting and speech recognition technologies for comprehensive
functioning as a tablet PC. The affordably priced C3500 offers a

built-in DVD+CD-RW combination drive and wireless networking
capabilities.  All this and a starting price of only

$1300?!?!? That’s incredible for a Tablet PC. Before this I was looking a
Toshiba that cost over $2200 and before that, an Acer that cost about $1400.
This beast has:

  • Processor: Mobile AMD� Athlon� XP-M 2200+ w/PowerNow!� technology
  • Memory: 512 MB DDR333 (1GB maximum memory)
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB, 9.5 mm thin
  • Optical Drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive Burner
  • Ports:
  • (4) USB 2.0
  • (1) VGA 15-pin port
  • (1) Audio Out
  • (1) Microphone In
  • (1) TV Out (S-Video)
  • (1) RJ-11
  • (1) RJ-45
  • (1) Type II PC Card/Card Bus slot
  • Connectivity:
    • 802.11g wireless
    • 10/100 Mbit network LAN
    • 56k data/fax modem
  • Size and Weight:
    • 11.6�x9.8�x1.57�
    • 5.5 lbs. with standard battery

    Anyways, I’m way excited now. I’ve been waiting for something like to this
    come along for quite some time now. The Toshiba that I was looking at just
    dropped a few hundred dollars in price, so I’m thinking that the next generation
    of Tablet PC’s is on it’s way out and that this Averatec marks the begining of
    that transition.