From: Edward Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 17:50:46 PDT
I have a friend who invested and has one of their units. It's heavier than
it looks and has a serious touchpad latency flaw. Also, presumably for
durability, the screen is pretty thick, leading to a large parallax problem.
It runs Win98 -- and not all Win2k drivers are there. Battery life is
limited, and it has several power management problems. He typically runs it
with a 11Mbps network card around his apartment.
It has a small fan, but seems to deal with heat pretty effectively.
Personally I'd wait at least another generation for this kind of device.
My friend summed it up as follows:
"When I had a Newton, several women would approach me and talk to me about
it. No women have done this for the Qbe." So it's
member-of-opposite-sex-magnet factor appears to be low.
From: Jim Whitehead [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2000 5:33 PM
Subject: Qbe - a portable tablet computer
Looks nice. But, an Infoworld review found it to be a little heavy, and with
poor visibility in the sun.
Still, it could be a nice machine to have on the desk, that is just picked
up and brought to meetings.
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