Dell 10-inch netbook / tablet hybrid with swivel display

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  1. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Engadget Link

    Anyone seen this yet? Looks pretty crazy, I think it's a pretty innovative design, although looks like it could be quite flimsy, would love to know the pricing though, definitely interesting to see if OSX86 ever winds up on this.
     
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    It does look extremely fragile mid-screenflip but is an interesting design.
     
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    Didn't Acer show something like this at this year's CES show? I seem to remember a bunch of tech journalists talking about some netbook that would let you remove the screen and it became a touch screen tablet.
     
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    I think that was more a tablet with a dockable keyboard and trackpad, I'll try and find a link.
     
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    That looks ridiculous. They do these crazy things and in the name of innovation and wonder why they never catch on..
     
  7. TSE macrumors 68030

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    I actually think this might be brilliant...

    I had a Lenovo X60 Thinkpad Tablet and the one-latch design that can turn 180 degrees not only made the notebook significantly thicker and bulkier, but it wasn't as sturdy so just typing while it was on your lap would shake the screen.

    I think most people who have used laptop/tablet hybrids will agree with me that the old latch design is flawed... this might be better but I can't say, but just from how it is design is from what I know, I think it probably is.
     
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    you will be surprised. If they can put a good touch screen on it I would not mind seeing some full size laptops have things like that. It would allow for note taking in any form since i could hand write my notes. Computer keyboards are crap when it comes dealing with formals and diagrams
     
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    I dont see the point in it. And it's Dell so it will hardly last a year before breaking.
     
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    Yep, that's the one. For some reason, I was thinking it was an Acer. It's an interesting concept.
     
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    That design just screams delicate. I can't see how that could be used on a day to day basis. Plus the orange color yikes :eek:

    I suppose that's the difference between apple and its competitors. Apple has great designers that obsess over the smallest details, and it seems the marketing department is running the engineering department over at dell.
     
  13. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    I don't like that design. To me, it's just another netbook.

    I wanna see some iPad-like tablets with multitouch - running either Android or the upcoming Chrome OS.

    Personally, I don't want a full OS (especially Windows) on my tablet. I have a couple of desktops at home for that.
     
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    "I'm gonna tap that screen so hard, it's going to flip."
     
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    Horrible. Old Mikey Dell must have a fetish for continual embarrassment. It's almost Ballmer-like.
     
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    Weight is key. Already the iPad is too heavy.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Good point also the bulk of the device is another factor. I can't help think with the added keyboard that its going to be bulky. If you want a netbook get one, if you want a tablet get one. Putting the two together in some sort of Frankenstein design is ludicrous

    This thing reminds me of this quote
    "A camel is a horse designed by a committee" ~Sir Alec Issigonis
     
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    I agree the software is a very strong selling point - unfortunately, anything non-Apple touch-screen on the market now is basically just Windows for touchscreen, which sucks. If they can put a ground-up new OS and new, reworked software on it, it might do better. Simply running touch Windows... flop.
     
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    Well windows can handle multi touch that much is known. I was more thinking about other software. MS has some that at might most would require minor tweaks from MS end and it would be great. OneNote I is what I think could easily be turned into a very powerful tool. MS hand writing reconitions was pretty good 7-8 years ago so that could be thrown in.

    Mix that with some improvements in office to handle all of this and it turns it into a very powerful tool. It is not the OS that is the problem but the software running on the OS.

    No one really has made software that runs in a fully desktop OS and great with multitouch.

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    Another product made of FAIL from Dell. No wonder their stock price is in the toilet.
     

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