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                                     Electrovaya Scribbler SC3000 Premium
     Electrovaya Scribbler           Sleek slate gets a speed boost and improved display.
     SC3000 Premium
       Read Review                   Price: $2,579
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       View QuickSpecs               Date Posted: 12/02/2005

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                                     security, and adds several enhancements, starting with
                                     snappier performance and a much-improved display for taking
                                     notes and giving one-on-one presentations. Add in a new dual
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                                     versatile slates on the market, albeit one that sacrifices some
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                                     On the outside, the 3.5-pound Scribbler SC3000 looks the                                                           Tablet Laptops
      Home Electronics
                                     same as the SC2200, which is mostly a good thing. The sleek                                                        Tablet
      Cell Phones                    white SC3000 comes with a great layout of dedicated preset
      Notebooks                      buttons, the best of which are the Rotate Screen and the
      Digital Cameras                onscreen keyboard launch buttons. To prevent accidental
      Digital Imaging                presses while carrying the slate, these buttons have to be held
                                     down for a moment before launching. The Scribbler still suffers from a lack of any easy way to hold onto it.
      Digital Video
                                     There’s no felt grip area or battery that doubles as a hand grip, it’s essentially a solid rectangle.
      PDAs
      Portable Audio/Video
                                     The Scribbler comes standard with a keyboard stand and its own slide-out touchpad that doubles as a snap-on
      Projectors                     lid. This setup feels a bit flimsy, but we didn’t have any problems using the SC3000 as a notebook. As for the
      GPS                            keyboard itself, it adds about a pound to the overall travel weight.
      Software
      Tablet PCs                      The new wide viewing angle display from Toshiba is light years ahead of the screen on the SC2000 and ranks
      Wireless                       up there with Motion Computing’s LE1600. We had no trouble at all working either with the system docked or
                                     when walking around, which is not often the case. The screen is extremely smooth to use in conjunction with the
                                     stylus, enough so that it becomes second nature. As a plus, an automatic light sensor adjusts depending on the
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                                            surrounding light.

                                            The SC3000’s audio capabilities have improved with the inclusion of a dual array microphone system. The
                                            microphones can be adjusted to capture three different widths of reception, so you can record everything from
                                            meetings and lectures to personal dictations with impressive accuracy. From across our conference room, a
                                            speaker’s voice was recorded and played back easily and clearly. Make sure the tablet is positioned directly in
                                            the path of the speaker and that the wide angle setup is selected; we noticed a significant drop in quality when
                                            other settings were used. We only wish that Electrovaya included a copy of OneNote so that users could have
                                            their voice recording and written notes in sync.

                                            Thanks to a slightly faster 1.5-GHz Centrino M processor and speedier 5,400-rpm hard drive, the Scribbler
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                                            loaded quickly and we could multitask with relative ease. Graphics performance has vastly improved with Intel’s
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                                            new Graphics Media Accelerator onboard. The SC2000 couldn’t even run 3DMark2001, but this slate scored a
                                            respectable-for-a-Tablet 2,774.

                                            It boasts Electrovaya’s patented SuperPolymer battery, but the SC3000 offers about 45 minutes less battery life
                                            that its predecessor. Still, 4.5 hours of battery runtime with the 802.11a/b/g wireless connection either on or off is
                                            quite good for a slate Tablet. You basically end up with more horsepower at the expense of some endurance.

          Search Products                   Electrovaya’s fingerprint sensor is one of the best we’ve tested, taking mere minutes to set up our profile with no
                                            annoying false negative errors. The user-friendly Softex OmniPass software makes managing multiple
                                            passwords a breeze.

                                            The decent software package includes full versions of Corel Grafigo for capturing ideas and annotating
                                            documents and Farstone VirtualDrive Lite to play DVDs without an optical drive. Trial versions of Franklin Covey
                                            TabletPlanner and Alias SketchBook Pro round out the suite.

                                            Its price is rather steep, but the Scribbler SC3000 is a well-rounded slate Tablet that benefits from upgrades in all
                                            of the right places. It remains highly mobile, but offers more speed and is much easier on the eyes.

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                                                             PROS                                         CONS

                                             • New display with wider viewing angles     • Flimsy detachable keyboard
                                             • Faster performance                        • Less battery life than predecessor
                                             • Improved audio capabilities
                                             • Biometric security




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       View QuickSpecs               Date Posted: 12/02/2005

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      Tablet PCs                       CPU                1.5-GHz Intel Centrino M–LV Processor
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                                       Operating System   Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

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                                            Hard Drive           5,400-rpm 60GB

                                            Optical Drive        N/A

                                            Display/Resolution   12.1-inch/XGA

                                            Graphics/Video       Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900/128MB shared
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                                            Ports                Two USB 2.0, FireWire, VGA, IR, headphone, mic,
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                                                                 Gigabit Ethernet, modem, docking port, keyboard mount

                                            PC Card Slots        One Type II

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                                            Weight               3.5 pounds (4.5 pounds with keyboard and mouse)

                                            Size                 12 x 9.2 x 1 inches

                                            Service and          One-year standard parts and labor/six months for battery.
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                                            MobileMark           195

                                            3DMark2001           2774

                                            3DMark03             3826

                                            Battery Life         4:26/4:32
                                            (Wi-Fi On/Off)

                                            Wireless             19.3 Mbps/16 Mbps
                                            Performance
                                            (5/50 feet)


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