TabletKioskÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Now Shipping Sahara Slate PC ® i440D with Windows Vista ®
First Slate Tablet PC with Dual Pen and Touch Screen Input now widely available
TORRANCE, CA, July 30, 2007 Ã¢â‚¬” TabletKioskÃ¢â€žÂ¢, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced that the Sahara Slate PCÃ¢â€žÂ¢ i440D featuring both pen and touch screen input, is now widely available with either Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Tablet PC Edition or Windows Vista ® Business operating systems.
Standout features of the Sahara Slate PC i440D include:
v dual mode display that switches between touch screen and active digitizer (pen) input with Wacom ® digitizer technology,
v I/O ports that include PCMCIA Type II, eSATA, USB 2.0 and IEEE1394a (6-pin),
v a biometric fingerprint reader,
v three user programmable buttons,
v user accessible memory slot,
v BTO configurations with up to 4 GB DDR2 RAM / 160GB SATA HDD,
v all powered by an Intel ® CoreÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Duo LV processor.
““We are pleased to be the first manufacturer to ship a slate Tablet PC with dual pen and touch screen input,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Martin Smekal, president of TabletKiosk. ““Initial response to the Sahara Slate PC i440D is tremendous and we are seeing numerous enterprise accounts migrating over to our new form factor.Ã¢â‚¬Â
For touch entry, the screen on the Sahara Slate PC i440D relies on resistive touch technology that responds to contact from a finger, gloved hand or stylus. It does not require direct skin convergence to react. ““The resistive touch screen is a key point of differentiation for us. It is advantageous for users in our targeted enterprise markets, including healthcare and field collection, who routinely wear gloves as they conduct their work,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated Amber Chiu, GM of TabletKiosk R&D.
With its dual core processor, upgradeable system memory, DirectX 9.1 graphics support and wireless capabilities Ã¢â‚¬” the Sahara Slate PC i440D is designated Vista Premium Ready Ã¢â‚¬” making it the first dual mode slate Tablet PC shipping to run the Windows Aero Glass interface.
TabletKioskÃ¢â€žÂ¢ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sand Dune Ventures Inc. a privately held technology incubator. The company produces slate style Tablet PCs, Ultra-Mobile PCs and a broad range of mobile accessories –marketed through an authorized reseller channel and directly through the company website. For more information, visit www.tabletkiosk.com .