Originally Posted by Kosmopolak
I am writing this on my MacBook Air, which is a great netbook - much better than the wife's plain MacBook. It is light, it is not too hot to the touch, and the screen/keyboard are great. While I like the MBAir a lot, there are times when I miss my Table PC (horror): making notes. There is no better way to take notes/brainstorm in a lecture/meeting than a tablet. Unobtrusive, free-form, mind-map with a pen/stylus. Having said that, the Table PC gathers dust: it is too thick, too heavy, too hot when holding it like a note-pad, too noisy (fan/heat/CPU), in a word too cumbersome. I would love a thin, A4/letterhead-size, light, power-optimised Apple tablet I could hand-write notes on, read books, play games, watch videos, do conf-calls/video telephony (iChat/Skype) or simply show off photos/presentations. Yesterday.
I agree, though the best situation would be a monocle style appliance....but that is a discussion for another forum and topic.......
My point is, especially after the blow up a few months ago, on the Daily Show
of all places, concerning how the analysts and stock speculators make up stories out of thin air, about Apple in particular, in order to manipulate share price, that if
it happens we should be happy when it does.
But, after what I have just conveyed above, these reports are nothing more than an attempt to influence buy decisions, whether it be retail or stock, in a way to adversely affect Apple in one way or another.
I do see there would be issues in typing on a tablet, and I would wonder how that could be done on the go.
Also, there is the issue of having to look down at the screen all the time, rather than it being directly ahead of you.
Like the Air, I would see it as something to supplement another desktop or laptop, and not as a main computer.
I want to believe that apple may come out with this instead of a smaller net book, but the argument can also be made that they have already done this and it's the iPhone.
That is just my opinion, of course.