August 24, 2010, 2:43 pm

To give Apple praise and scorn at the same time. This seems more like a Windows concept, it's too complicated. At one angle you type at another you touch; it's hardly the simplicity that Apple are famed for.

That said I just purchased my flatmates old HP Touchsmart desktop as they are moving away. For £200 it's a bargain. Windows 7 is ok for touch, but the next few months will hopefully see a better touch input for Windows or Google's Chrome OS or something like that will give more fluid control. I'd even stick on OSX Touch (or whatever Apple will call it) if and when they release that - not that they'd make it easy to stick on anything but their own hardware.


August 24, 2010, 4:48 pm

The addition of a touchscreen is nice but it doesn't change my need for portability, so my next Mac would be another laptop with or without it.


August 24, 2010, 4:49 pm

PS : I'd much prefer Blu-Ray!, Steve!!

Greg Shewan

August 24, 2010, 6:41 pm


How about you make the screens into a potable tablet (like the iPad), then create a base with more powerful internals for use at a desk? Keep the storage in the Pad/screen/tablet and imagine moving your tablet to a colleges station and having all your files?

Being a designer I think this could be quite cool for exchanging ideas, having said that...is this really that news worthy??? I don't see other patents shown from other manufacturers from time to time.

Are u guys trying to fill your Apple quota for the week? ;)


August 24, 2010, 7:05 pm

Having had a tablet laptop from Toshiba, I found using the touch screen a pain as I had to use the stylus. Something like this with a good sensitive touch-screen while still having the option to use a physical keyboard and pointing device (mouse/pad/whatever) strikes me as the best of both worlds - though why you would want to restrict the touch screen capability to a particular orientation escapes me. Now if they can get an OS that works well and doesn't restrict your ability to modify the system to your own requirements.....

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