The AquaPad is a light web tablet that can run Windows CE, 2000, ME, and Midori Linux. I'm not really one for words, so here's some stats.

ProcessorTransmeta Crusoe 5400 at 500 Mhz
Display8.4" TFT, 800x600, touchscreen. PenMount DMC9000.
Memory128 Mb
Some have 64? The Windows 2000 ones say they have 256.
256 Mb max (see Upgrades)
Storage32 Mb CompactFlash, Type II (see note below
Windows variants (not CE) get a 1 Gb MicroDrive instead
VideoSilicon Motion Lynx EM+ SM712
2MB integrated frame buffer
AudioCrystal CS4297A
Communication802.11b only with optional PCMCIA card
Midori's SoftwareTodo, notepad, web browser, very basic stuff
1/2 screen pop-up keyboard, handwriting recognition (not good)
Battery & Power4-cell Lithium-ion, 3200mA
ACPI compliant, support suspend/sleep modes
Approximately 2-3 hour battery life
Power jack (12V 3A) and cradle port
I/OPCMCIA PC-Card Type II w/ 32-bit CardBus support
Type II Compact Flash slot
Bluetooth provision (?)
2 USB 1.1 ports, Fast Infrared (FIR) at 4 Mbps
Internal microphone and speaker, headphone jack
MiscDigital contrast and volume
(no on-screen indicators)
Dimensions and Weight10.6" x 6.3" x 1.1"
1.5 Lb
Optional CradlePowers AquaPad, charges current battery, and can charge another simultaneously.

The CompactFlash slots accept type I and type II cards. The only snag is that the opening in the case to access the CF slot is too thin to allow CompactFlash type II cards, like a microdrive. Either you need to mount your microdrive inside the tablet, or you are going to get creative with a Dremel tool.

As far as wireless networking goes, Midori on the AquaPad only comes with drivers for a limited number of PCMCIA cards. Make sure you get a Cisco 350 series, Cisco 340 series, Lucent Agere, or Orinoco Silver.

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