macbook pro touch screen hoax

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by webgoat, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. webgoat macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2007
    Austin, TX
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    What's great are the couple of comments where people try to rationalize why it ISN'T a hoax. :)
  3. Boika macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2007
    hahahahhaha i love how the mouse pointer knows where he wants to touch :s haha nice try...
  4. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007

    My panasonic toughbook works the same way? where ever i put my finger the mouse pointer goes, but that was a 4500 dollar laptop, not really worth the touch screen.
  5. TheJayWay macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    I love how the pointer is leading his finger sometimes! There's a couple of spots there where the pointer is halfway across the screen from his finger!
  6. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    I think that if they were to introduce a convertible tablet, I would buy it (especially if they can keep the same dimensions as the current offerings) but I would much rather see one that had a removable screen. Personally, I don't think it would be that hard from a technical standpoint, and it would give them made bragging rights.

    First dual processor laptop (I think that this is true)
    First laptop with a removable screen
    First laptop with 3 wireless cards standard

    See the way I picture it, once you remove the screen, a 1GHz or so ULV Core 2 in the display housing kicks on, along with about 2-4GB of flash memory and 1GB of dedicated RAM, the display housing also has an 802.11n card in it that creates an adhoc network with the base of the machine. The display would also have a battery good for an hour or 2 of life. So you can disconnect the screen, and then wander as far as many hundreds of feet from the base with just the screen, using it as a tablet. The onboard flash would be there for your applications, but the n link would be some you can access the hard drive of the main machine, as well as a possible XGrid thing.

    It would make the screen thicker, but think how cool it would be.

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