"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> NEC launches tough laptop PC
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | The computer has a 12.1-inch touch panel LED-backlit screen and
> | is a convertible-type laptop, which means the screen can be
> | flipped around and folded down on the keyboard so that it
> | resembles a tablet PC.
The article goes on to describe the unit as a 1.2GHz Solo w/40GB harddrive
and a price starting at about $2100 and going up. The buyer has a choice of
XP or Linux. It will be interesting to see what the price difference is
based solely on OS. NEC seems to have withdrawn from the mainstream PC
business and is apparently focusing on special use machines, in this case
laptops with touch-screen capabilities and some resistance to environmental
moisture and shock.