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Electrovaya Scribbler SC-2200

A lighter, slimmer, faster, more elegant Scribbler
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

Electrovaya is a Canadian company primarily known for its patented very high energy density SuperPolymer Lithium Ion technology which can provide superior battery power to any number of portable devices, ranging from cellphones to notebook computers. For several years, Electrovaya has been offering its PowerPads that slide underneath notebooks and provide up to six times the power of a standard laptop battery.

When Electrovaya released its initial series of Tablet PC slates, everyone loved the incredible battery life, but not everyone liked the extra thickness and weight the huge battery added. Electrovaya responded with the Scribbler 2000 Series which uses the same Lithium Polymer battery technology, only a bit less of it. That's still good enough for up to nine hours of battery life, yet makes the 2000 Series lighter and much slimmer. It is also a more modern design that uses the latest ULV Intel processor technology.

An interesting aspect of the Scribbler 2000 Series is its smartly designed snap-on keyboard/stand/cover that even has its own touchpad on the side. Like other Electrovaya models, the 2000 Series comes with an integrated fingerprint reader for security. This is an elegant, innovative design that also offers exceptional battery life.

Added/changed Changed 8/2008: discontinued
Form-factor Tablet PC slate
Processor Intel Pentium M
CPU Speed 1.4 GHz (ULV)
Chipset Intel 855GM
Standard/Max RAM 256MB/1,280MB
Disk/drive 30/40/60/80 GB
Card slots 1 PC Card Type II
Display type Transmissive TFT
Display size/res 12.1-inch/1024x768
Digitizer/pens Wacom/1
Keyboard/scale detachable 85-key, 100%
Ruggedness Standard
Housing Magnesium
Size (WxHxD) 9.2 x 11.95 x 0.75
Weight 3.6 lbs.
Power Li-Polymer, 75 WHr ("up to 9 hrs")
Interface 2 USB, RJ11, RJ45, Fingerprint reader
Interface IEEE1394, audio, 802.11a/b/g, video, IR
List price US$1,999-2,599
Contact www.electrovaya.com
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