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Windows XP Unwired by Wei-Meng Lee

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Using the ViewSonic AirPanel V150

The ViewSonic AirPanel V150 (see Figure 10-2) is a 15” Smart Display utilizing the Intel’s XScale PX250 processor running at 400 MHz. It comes with 32 MB of ROM and 64 MB of SDRAM. Weighing a mere six pounds, it is quite easy to lug around the house. A fully charged battery allows the AirPanel to last for four hours (a decent duration — just remember to charge it every alternate night if you use it on a regular basis).

The ViewSonic AirPanel V150

Figure 10-2. The ViewSonic AirPanel V150

The AirPanel screen can support a maximum resolution of 1024 by 768. With an optional docking station (see Figure 10-3), you can use the AirPanel as your primary monitor.

The optional AirPanel dock

Figure 10-3. The optional AirPanel dock

The AirPanel comes with the following features (see Figure 10-4):

  • Directional pad with left and right button functionality

  • Handwriting recognition

  • On-screen keyboard

  • Two USB ports and one PC card slot

  • Microphone and speaker jacks

Expansion slots on the AirPanel V150

Figure 10-4. Expansion slots on the AirPanel V150

The AirPanel V150 also includes the 802.11b AirSync USB wireless adapter (see Figure 10-5). You need to connect this to your host computer so that the AirPanel can connect to it wirelessly (this is not needed if you already ...

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