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Toshiba Announces M700 Series Tablet PCs

Toshiba announced two new Tablet PCs, both of which integrate a LED backlit touch screen display. The 12.1" (1280x800 pixel) WXGA display is capable of detects the presence of a digital pen or a user’s fingertip, automatically switching between the different input methods, with the digital pen given priority when both inputs are simultaneously detected, the manufacturer said.

The Portégé M700 series is based on Intel’s Santa Rosa platform and is offered for $1700 in a Windows XP version and for $1800 as a Windows Vista model. Standard features include a 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo 7500 processor, a 160 GB hard drive, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, Intel X3100 integrated graphics, Wi-Fi and a DL DVD burner. The $1700 model comes with 1 GB of memory, while the $1800 version has 2 GB.