Designed with an education application in mind, the Asus T83 UMPC will be available in two versions. One will be strictly Tablet PC style with a touchscreen interface, whereas the second, more expensive model will be “convertible.” This means that the seven-inch LCD can swivel for a laptop-like experience as well.
The accent is a little tough to get through, but the video is definitely worth a look. We discover that the Asus T83 is powered by an ultra-low voltage VIA chipset, drawing just 3.5 watts of power. They hope to make future models more rugged, but even the current version can withstand drops of up to three feet (kids drop things, you know). The T83 also comes with an integrated webcam, built-in GPS, and a full version of Windows XP.