by Rick Smith (June 27, 2000)
Fujitsu demonstrated several major additions and enhancements to their Lifebook notebook computers, but the latest Stylistic pen computer, the 3400, caught my eye. Being an avid pen computer using for over 5 years, this 400 MHz Pentium III pen computer can give you the computational power, processing capability and storage capacity that you have on your desk, when you are walking around. It features a 6 GB drive, color display with outdoor viewability and audio output.
What truly separates this pen computer from other “smaller” pen based systems is that the 3400 runs “real” Windows and you have the choice of three - Windows 98, Windows 2000 Professional or Windows NT4 workstation.
By using a passive pen (much like a Wacom tablet) and not using only pressure sensitivity for handwriting and control, the 3400 lets you rest your hand on the screen during writing. No longer do you have to hold your palm off the screen, while you write, like you must in many of the large format CE devices.
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