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Post 1 made on Sunday April 20, 2003 at 06:23
starstreak
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Ok, besides having the software builtin, am I wrong to think that I'm paying $1k for a remote and I could get a laptop with more power than this remote? I mean I'm sure you could start with a laptop and add the software, loose the harddrive etc that won't be needed and add the IR to it and it should be closer to $700 or less right?
Post 2 made on Sunday April 20, 2003 at 07:43
markrubin
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the iPronto is more comparable to the new Tablet PC's that use Window XP Tablet and 802b wireless connectivity- many are slightly larger: they sell for about $1500.00-$2000.00: I think Microsoft is working on a remote control program for Tablet PC

but the iPronto is here now and optomized for use as a remote, and has a powerful IR output - all integrated and it works (with issues as a new product which I expect will be addressed)

even the Pronto Pro is overpriced in my opinion, but it is very popular

Mark
Post 3 made on Saturday April 26, 2003 at 14:28
SimonO
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I agree..! I'm in the UK and when the iPronto arrives I believe it will retail for approx. 1300...

If it functioned as a 'proper' tablet PC then I would be foaming at the mouth, but as it is, I'll stick to my RU940 (TSU2000) and laptop on my wireless network..!

The same goes for the new tablet PC's... Why spend 1500 when you can get a decent laptop for half..?

Am I missing the point, or have Philips/Microsoft..?



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