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

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.