Would a new MacBook Air have this feature?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Droid13, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Droid13 macrumors regular

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    Dear All,

    Was just browsing the web when I came across an announcement for Toshiba's Libretto - interestingly, it consists of dual touch-screen displays and no physical keyboard:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7842988/Toshiba-launches-dual-touch-screen-laptop.html

    Toshiba's product webpage: http://laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/libretto/W100
    Ars Technica article: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news...nda-with-new-toshiba-dual-screen-portable.ars

    I don't think the idea is new, but up there is a modern working example. Something to look forward to in the ultramobile space?

    Regards,
    Droid13

    Note to moderators: wasn't sure if there was a better place to post this, sorry if it is in the wrong place.
     
  2. askduds macrumors newbie

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  3. Droid13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fair enough

    After playing with someone else's iPad i found that typing on a virtual keyboard via touch screen wasn't a bad thing, though it did take some getting used to. Error rate was higher than with a real keyboard, but not unacceptable.

    Personally, I think that the ability to alter the keyboard layout depending on context would be very useful - keyboard for some tasks, video controls for others, perhaps a dual display for comparing old and new versions of documents or data and so on. Naturally, this all depends on a lot of complicated, fancy technology working intuitively and exactly right, withstanding daily use and abuse for years... that and maybe some tactile feedback. I would really like to try the W100 out in a shop, see whether the circuitry is up to scratch.

    Maybe not the in next iteration of the Air - when it finally shows up - but some time after that...
     
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