1. Apple iPod. The newest incarnations of iPod tout either 5 GB ($299), 10 GBs ($399) or 20 GB ($499). The 10 GB model is 10 percent thinner than its predecessor, whereas the 20 GB device holds 4,000 songs. All the iPods are now operable with both Mac and Windows operating systems and feature a new touch wheel, carrying case and wired remote. Auto-sync is also included; it's a feature that automatically downloads music libraries that are kept up-to-date when an iPod is plugged into a Mac. Additionally, all iPods come with earbud headphones, a power adapter and a FireWire cable.
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2. Fujitsu Stylistic ST4000 Tablet PC. Availability undetermined at press time as it's currently in prototype phase; description based on ST3000 model pictured above. Designed to run on Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, the 3-pound unit will measure less than 1-inch thick, and be equipped with ultra-low-voltage Mobile Intel Pentium III processor-M. It will function as a computer, complete with word processing and e-mail, but also will support handwritten note-taking and wireless file-sharing. In addition to being portable, it can be transformed into a desktop computer using a Tablet Dock, which features multiple ports to connect a keyboard, mouse and peripherals. It's quick-release mechanism, however, meaning the Tablet can also be detached immediately for mobile use.