Re: [NTLK] Speculation about some sort of Apple Touch sub notebook or sth

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 14:18:15 EDT

~~~ On 2009/03/10 17:30, Ryan Vetter at wrote ~~~

> Based on Apple patents of yesterday and today, the tablet could be a pivot
> screen laptop: it would be both a laptop and a tablet.

It *could*, but [a] that isn't what's described in that article (which,
though out-of-date, speculative and in no way meaningful regarding what
Apple actually might intend, is the subject of this thread, I think) and
[b] as we can guess from similar things which already exist, it would be
clunky and heavy, even less of a slate than the thing in the article, and
about as convenient as a breeze block. And as for it slotting into an iMac,
no, not unless you want to tip over the iMac and send it crashing to the

On a more personal note, I don't have a single pair of cargo trousers with a
thigh pocket that can take the thing you describe -- unlike my Newt!


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