Would a new MacBook Air have this feature?

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

  1. Droid13 macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2009
    United Kingdom
    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:


    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?


    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

    Jun 8, 2010
  3. Droid13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2009
    United Kingdom
    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...
  4. Spacekatgal macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2009

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