By Andrea Tallent
Creativity at Your
Inc. has recently introduced VAIO Slimtop Pen Tablet PC (model PCV-LX910),
which is targeted at design professionals and artists who use their
PCs for graphics work. The LX910 pen tablet features a pressure-sensitive
pen which allows users to draw, erase, and navigate Windows-based applications
directly on a 15-inch liquid crystal display screen that is part of
the package. The screen is dual-hinged and can fold down to a horizontal
angle, providing a position that is similar to the way users first learned
to write or draw with a pencil and paper. The LX910 model also features
Sony's PictureToy software, a drawing application with various
virtual brush types and sizes. An additional feature to the pen tablet
is an Ethernet port for high-speed Internet connections, DVD/CD-RW drives,
a Memory Stick removable media slot, and a VAIO Smart convertible keyboard.
For additional information, visit www.sony.com/vaio or call (888) 222-SONY.
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Inc. has launched Ch 2.0, an alternative mathematical software package
for rapid prototyping and scientific numerical computing. Ch 2.0 allows
engineering students to interactively learn programming in C, a modern
computer programming language based on international standards. With
new features in the latest 1999 C standard, Ch 2.0 eliminates the common
transferrable problem with the C language. By using Ch 2.0, engineering
students can save time by learning one computer programming language.
Harry Cheng from SoftIntegration, Inc., who is also an associate professor
in the mechanical and aeronautical engineering department at the University
of California, Davis, originally developed Ch 2.0 in 1993 for courses
he taught, including introduction to computer programming. Ch is now
available to the public at $199 for a single-user license. For additional
information, visit www.softintegration.com or call (530) 297-7398.
Tallent can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.