The new Slate DT is a super-simple tablet PC aimed at people afraid of buttons and worried about online rip-offs.
Its big selling point in Japan is the inclusion of a card reader, which lets users shop online using pre-paid cash cards – not their valuable credit cards.
One thing that’s not dumbed-down is the power – a Core 2 Duo at 1.83GHz runs the thing, plus there’s 1GB of RAM inside to make sure it can cope with its version of Windows Vista Business.
The big 12.1″ touch screen should be easy for everyone to master, plus there’s the usual connection options for making it work – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, FireWire and even a built-in modem, for those old fashioned sorts still defiantly dialling-up the internet at 1p a minute.
Via (Digital World Tokyo)