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rumor: MacBook TOUCH coming

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Puck, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. Puck Pro Bowler

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    http://gizmodo.com/5027706/rumor-macbook-touch-coming-in-october
    http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/rumor_apples_secret_product_is_macbook_touch/

    there's been speculation of a device like this before
    Giz even had a contest for it http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/apple-ta...-tablet-contest-winner-and-gallery-326468.php

    good read on the "ModBook" from axiotron that's been shipping for a bit
    lot's of pretty pictures too kids (for a current real-world example of this type of device)
    http://www.appleinsider.com/article...record_crowd_at_macworld_high_res_photos.html

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    Amazing concept, but I think I would be too nervous toting that thing around. The iPhone makes me nervous enough as it is.

    Any rumors on price range?
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    Say what you want about Apple. No one in the computer field out "wows" them.
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    My daughter has a tablet laptop. I've wondered by Mac hasn't jumped on this technology since most artists and designers use Macs.
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    Looking interesting. How would you type though? On screen?
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    There's probably a prompt for a keyboard screen to fill the screen, and you type it like a normal keyboard.

    Tech-mology is crazy to me...
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    just recently, uppity-ups at HQ mentioned that in the very near future Apple will be releasing new technology at incredible price points

    if you'd like my wish list for this thing

    Intel Atom processor (new, faster, cooler, cheaper than core2duo)
    Blu-Ray Superdrive (at least do not remove the optical drive like the Air)
    N / WiFi / GPS
    under $1500

    we can all dream


    rumor has it that Apple is willing to make less money on hardware in favor of multiplying sales ... makes sense ...... what the **** took ya so long
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    if you've ever seen an iPhone UI, it's speculated to be similar
    there would be a text input prompt that would bring up a keyboard or even tablet stylus handwriting recognition

    other thoughts include voice command input for text
    can you imagine composing your posts here simply by speaking the words

    still further, there's the concept of a docking stand for use with the "included / bundled" bluetooth keyboard / mouse


    in other words, this thing can be setup to be used like an all-in-one desktop like the iMac or the HP TouchSmart
    or be detached for tablet / laptop usage
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    If it's under 1,500 then I think everyone and their mom would buy one.
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