Maybe next 15" Aluminium PowerBook will have touchscreen or drawing capability with electric pen?
Apple Computer plans to launch a wireless display for a desktop system, according to sources. The display is said to resemble a Tablet PC in appearance and include a detachable keyboard but not have a battery. Whether it has handwriting recognition or any screen input capability is unclear.
Taiwan?s Quanta Computer will contract manufacture the product and has begun test production, sources said.
The Chinese-language Economic Daily News reported today that Quanta had landed orders for a 15-inch Tablet PC-like device, with shipments to begin in the first quarter of 2004.
Apple declined to comment on either story.
Sources added that the wireless display PC would be targeted at home users but be reasonably priced to avoid the fate of the flat-panel ?new iMacs,? which were thought to be too expensive by the market.
A 15-inch new iMac was launched in January 2002, but its sales quickly peaked in March and April of that year, when production reached 10,000 units a day. Combined shipments of 15- and 17-inch new iMacs currently exceed 30,000 units per month.
Sources added that Apple still plans to launch a 19-inch new iMac. Quanta is the contract manufacturer for all three new iMacs, sources said.
Originally posted by Billy_ca
How can something be wireless, not have a battery, and work all at the same time?
Is it solar powered?
Originally posted by pEZ
Disregarding the lack of battery, I think that a wireless display is the natural progression of technology - I could totally see a bluetooth or (is this possible? I doubt it) 802.11b (or g) display. Apple has always been trying to get rid of wires - sounds good to me.
Originally posted by NavyIntel007
Wireless Display without a battery? What do you have to do crank it?