ThinkPads Take Note(s)
IBM has begun shipping a ThinkPad that looks like it really deserves to be called a notebookIBM has begun shipping a ThinkPad that looks like it really deserves to be called a notebook. The Armonk, N.Y., companys ThinkPad TransNote opens like a book, portfolio-style, with the right and left sides serving separate functions. On the inside left is a Windows-based computer with a pivoting 10.4-inch touch-screen that includes a keyboard with full-size keys.
On the right is the digital notepad, with which the user can use a digital pen to write up to 50 pages of notes that are automatically saved to the computereven if the PC is turned offbecause it includes 2MB of Flash memory. The Ink Manager Pro software lets users save notes and insert them into Microsoft Corp. Word documents and e-mail messages.