The TravelMate 250PE TabNote comes with Intel's Pentium 4 processor and offers Wi-Fi wireless networking technology. It has a 60GB removable hard drive, a built-in floppy drive and a media bay that can operate a DVD/CD-RW combination drive, a DVD-rewriteable drive or an extra battery.
The notebook runs on Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC operating system software. Several companies have debuted new systems, since Microsoftlate last year. a convertible notebook PC that's loaded with the operating system and earlier introduced a traditional tablet that uses the OS.
Acer's new system is available now and starts at $1,499.
In July, Acer launched a . The business-oriented TravelMate 290 line, which weighs 6.6 pounds and includes a drive bay for devices such as CD burners, features Intel's Centrino chip family for wireless connections. The price of the machine starts at $999.