future of notebooks and desktops...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by fordandrew87, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. fordandrew87 macrumors newbie

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    I wonder if Apple has ever considered selling this new 3-d technology, similar to this Sharp product: http://store.sharpsystems.com/product.asp?sku=2625331

    I thought this looked pretty cool; it would be awesome to have this technology in upcoming lines, cough, such as the Powerbook!
     
  2. wide macrumors 6502a

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    wow i want that computer so badly now. imagine if Apple came out with a 3D mac os x...that would be sweet.
     
  3. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Sharp released the Actius 3D laptop last year, in the reviews since, it has been widely regarded as more than unpractical. Apparently, the current "desktop" metaphor is not suited for a 3D environment. Additionally, many of the reviewers got nauseaus doing simple computing tasks and noted that the gaming enhancement was subtle, at best.

    Overall, I dont' think the market is ready for this technology. Perhaps sometime down the line, but honestly, I don't see it happening for a very long time.
     
  4. zelmo macrumors 603

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    That display, coupled with this keyboard and the new Intel chips....my credit card is chomping at the bit! :D
     
  5. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Haha! That's actually what I was thinking too!
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Ah, Mac OS X 3D edition...code-named "Lion" ;)
     
  7. dylomel macrumors member

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    keyboard

    that keyboard will ROCK with either laptop or desktop......and i love bothhhhhhhh... :p
     
  8. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Seems like a 3D monitor would give me headaches. I think I'll stick with my flat panel for a while...
     
  9. risc macrumors 68030

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    I keep seeing that keyboard everywhere and I must be the only person in the world that thinks it's completely horrible.
     
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I'll give you, the design and layout of it isn't the best, but it's just a prototype. You gotta look at the technology, man. Each and every key is a display. You got that? Every. One. Of. Them.

    *does the monkey dance*
     
  11. risc macrumors 68030

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    Oh I love the idea of it, but as it is I'd pass. :)
     
  12. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Slightly off-topic but here's an interview with the people who designed the Optimus keyboard. Positing a price point in excess of $200-$300 and delivery in about a year, it's beginning to look interesting.
     

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