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Tablet Kiosk Sahara i213

An elegant tablet PC slate
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The US importer of the PaceBlade slate (whose parent is no more) offers the quite remarkable Sahara i213 pen slate made by Amtek. You'd swear it was made by Apple as uses the same style elements as an iPod and some iBooks. It even comes with a variety of colorful optional rubber boots that perpetuate the Apple illusion. However, the Sahara i213 is a Tablet PC slate that competes with the likes of Motion and Fujitsu. Despite its playful elegance, the i213 is a technologically up-to-date Tablet PC slate with excellent connectivity and a slew of interesting accessories and peripherals such as an elaborate and beautifully designed portrait/landscape docking station with additional connectivity. Tablet Kiosk may not have the name recognition of Fujitsu or Motion Computing, but the Sahara is a serious product and a contender.

Specifications
Added/changed Replaced by Sahara i215
Form-factor Slate
Processor ULV Intel Pentium M
CPU Speed 1.3 GHz
Chipset Intel 855GME
Standard/Max RAM 256MB/1,024MB
Disk/drive 40/60/80/120 GB
Card slots 1 CF
Display type Wide angle transmiss. TFT
Display size/res 12.1-inch/1024x768
Digitizer/pens Wacom/1
Keyboard/scale Opt. external RF
Ruggedness standard
Housing Plastic housing
Size (WxHxD) 11.5 x 8.6 x 0.94
Weight 3.3 lbs.
Power Li-Ion, 40 WHr ("4.5 hrs")
Interface 2 USB 2.0, RJ11, RJ45
Interface IEEE1394, audio, 802.11 b/g, video
List price From US$1,995
Contact www.tabletkiosk.com
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