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Tech Buzz 04/02

The skinny on tablet PCs and what the future of Internet technology will hold

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Notebook Evolution

What do you get when you take the lap out of the laptop and the book out of the notebook? Tablet PCs. Bill Gates predicts that in the next five years, these PDA lookalikes "will be the most popular form of PC sold in America." Microsoft introduced prototype machines from Acer, Compaq, Fujitsu and Toshiba at Fall COMDEX 2001. With that kind of backing, you can expect to hear them knocking on your office door before year-end.

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