IBM launches paper-based notebook 

Cyber News Service
New Delhi, April 2

IBM has launched a notebook computer, which would automatically convert paper-based information to digital. A user can take make notes, draw sketches or write a poem on a digital paper pad with a digital pen which will be automatically transferred to digital files. The idea is to bring the creative fraternity into the realm of computer world. A fashion designer now need not know the complexities of a designing program to be able to sketch his idea into the computer. 

Targeted at the high end of the spectrum, these notebooks called ThinkPad TransNotes are priced at Rs 2.7 lakh. The configuration of the notebook is PIII, 600 MHz processor with 10 GB HDD. The company is also bundling digital pen and paper pad with the notebook. One can also fill out customized forms with the help of third party software. 

The notebook is equipped with built-in modem/ Ethernet combo and optional wireless communication capabilities.

Weighing approximately 2.5 Kg and 1.3 inches thin, it is optimized for wireless connectivity through Bluetooth PC cards for short-range work collaboration.

The launch was a high-profile event titled ‘The Write Way to Think’ with presence of three celebrities: fashion designer Hemant Trivedi, author Shobha De and cartoonist Mario Miranda, all of who launched the notebook.

Shobha De was the first one to break the frontier by writing a poem on the occasion. Theatre and screen actress Lilette Dubey dramatized this on stage. Hemant Trivedi weaved new innovations; sashaying models displayed his latest creations and depicted the new IBM ThinkPad as a cool fashion accessory. 

Speaking on the occasion Shashi B Mal, VP, Personal Systems Group, IBM India said, “The notebook is a leadership product that represents IBM technology at its finest.”

Techpark India is a business partner of the company and its head office is based at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi.

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