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thomas k. nimrod at
Fri Dec 11 16:53:14 UTC 1998

You might look into the Vadem Clio:

640x480 256 color _touch screen_ display, 16-32 MB ram.

Alan Kay wrote:

> Jens --
> The HW we've found that is most like it at this point is the Sharp Actius
> (it's a very slim very light laptop like the Sony Vaio). It's fast, has a
> very bright 800*600 screen, has a large disk, and weighs less than 3 pounds
> (the Dynabook was supposed to be 2 pounds). Missing: a good proximity
> sensing display surface for drawing with a stylus. But this machine,
> running with Squeak taking over the complete display, gives a real feeling
> of "Dynabook".
> We are also about to get a Tripad, which does have at least a
> touch-sensitive display (that is only VGA unofrtunately). However, I have a
> feeling that it will not have enough CPU power to be interesting.
> The neat thing though is that it's clear that we could configure a
> "Dynabook" right now with a little work ...
> Cheers,
> Alan
> ------
> At 1:40 PM -0000 12/11/98, JENS at wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >I've been looking for hardware similar to the Dynabook.
> >Has anyone run into this kind of device (available commercially)?
> >I don't consider the PDA's available now to fall into this group.
> >I also find that the Newton falls short of what I am expecting (small
> >screen, no color, ...)
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Jens

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