Tablets or Desktops?
By ColmSmyth on Dec 12, 2004
I haven't yet seen let alone used a tablet PC but I know I want one; PDA's offer so many new usage opportunities but their limited screen size, slower CPU and lack of a hard disk or keyboard makes them inflexible. A full-on PDA or tablet-format desktop is the best of both worlds. My ideal tablet would run Mac OS or JDS and have a 1200x1024 resolution with a fairly decent compact keyboard.
An enthusiast has published details on an iBook hardware hack that lets Mac users get the tablet experience.
If I peer a little deeper in the crystal ball, my ideal PDA/desktop would also be Sun Ray capable, able to use both WiFi and 3G data, and provide offline file, mail and calendar sync capabilites. Not to mention that it would make a really powerful remote control for a home entertainment system. Kill-er.