No Mouse Required

Three new Windows devices, on sale this fall, look and act like computers but do so much more. From anywhere.

Photograph by John B. Carnett

1. Platform:Freestyle

Shown: Samsung prototype, $1,600 and up

What It Is: A desktop PC transformed into a media center for playing music and DVDs–and a hard disk for recording TV.

2. Platform: Mira

Shown: Viewsonic Airpanel, $600 and up

What It Is: A wireless display that lets you surf the Web and access your desktop from anywhere.

3. Platform: Tablet PC

Shown: Fujitsu prototype, $2,000 and up

What It Is: Laptop replacement that works like a

writing pad–it converts your scribbles to text.