Mirus Schoolmate Convertible Netbook/Tablet

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The Mirus Schoolmate Convertible is a netbook with an 8.9″ LCD screen (1024 X 600 resolution) that can also be used as a tablet.  The Schoolmate Convertible has 1 GB of memory, a 60 GB PATA disk, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, an Intel Atom processor, and runs Windows XP.  It comes with speakers and built-in microphone and a 1.3 MP web camera.  It would be ideal for a student.  It comes with Evernote for note taking, MyScript Stylus for handwriting recognition, ArtRage 2 (a painting tool), Foxit Reader for PDFs, and FBReader (an ebook reader that supports ePub, chm, rtf, and html).  It’s currently available from Target.com for $479.99.

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  2. What you are paying for with this unit is the tablet function. Everything else is severely outdated technology.

    It has a PATA (questionable upgradability) and an SD card reader, not SDHC. These units have been around for years originally and Intel project to target schools.

    The newer version soon to be released will use more modern hardware, but will be overpriced.

    In the end, even adding the tablet functionality, any standard netbook is far superior to this outdated unit.

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