New DynaSqueak contender?
dormane at spawar.navy.mil
Thu Apr 18 19:57:50 UTC 2002
Alan Kay wrote:
> Why are they so heavy? Chuck Thacker's Tablet for MS has a full sized
> display, big disk, etc., is also a Crusoe, and is only 3 lbs.
I don't know what the case is made of on that tablet; it might be
plastic or plastic/metal. The Aquapad is magnesium alloy for both
upper and lower shells and is quite solid; easily disassembled. Maybe
there is some other weight-saving magic in the MS tablet?
I played with a Fujitsu Stylistic 3500 with 10.4" lcd that clocks
in at ~3.2lbs but it didn't feel as solidly built; I think it has a
metal subframe and plastic shell. It didn't feel like something I
could just chuck into my briefcase like the Aqua.
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