i think this is the sort of thing that consumers have been waiting for. providing this would has a stylus pen accessory, it would be perfect for those in the business community during meetings and for students taking notes in lectures.
plus you get the "cool" factor that every tech head is going to want.
doubt it would come with a stylus, it would make steve the biggest hypocrite in the world after he bashed them at macworld.
who knows if a third party one would be available. The way apple does touch though I think it needs to be a finger, at least that is how they do it with the iphone and there touchpads on the macbooks. and I think your right, I was a little skeptical at first but it is probably like many apple products, as soon as you have it in your hands you get it.
I think they would be porting over some of the iphone stuff, but yeah not sure how that would work, it would be like programming for an all new thing. They are definitely going in that direction though. And 2-3 years for snow leopard? This isn't microsoft we are talking about here...
okay, i was talking with my dad(tech geek) and we realized, that really what else can they really evolve in todays computers, with todays technology. Really if you think about it, they have flat ass screens, and there'yre working on making the processors and boards and fans physically smaller so all thats left is to make touch screen enabled computers...that being said, i am not sure i 100% like the idea of a keyboard on a touch screen, its barable and useful on the ipod touch, but typing is a bit tedious, ....on a bigger screen im sure it would be easier, but still i like having the reassurance of pressing down a key...not entirely sure why, its most likely a psychological thing, i am not sure i could get used to tapping a hard surface
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yeah I agree I really like the feedback from a traditional keyboard, I think thats why they would pitch it with a docking station(like in the photo) so it would come with a mouse and keyboard, and then when your on the road you use the touch screen, who knows though, I think there is lots that can be evolved, we won't think about it until we see it then a year later we will wonder how we lived without it.
its not the most new and innovative thing in the world.
and not the most convenient thing being fully touch screen. I have a convertible tablet/laptop for work and as nice as it is for a few applications to poke and scribble right on the screen, it spends most of the time in laptop mode.
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i'd brake that shit so fast. But i think is kinda weird how tech and computers are going becoming so fancy, when do you draw the line like look at the macbook air, Do we really need a laptop the skinny? I wanna see what technology will look like in ten years
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That looks played though. I would rather have a laptop
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The thing is with the apperent success of the touchscreen implimentation/design in ipods and iphones, the outcomes of a macbook touch might actually be usable (unlike previous tablets/touchscreens). I dont see it being common place since a lot of people wont like touching a hard surface that much but i think it would catch on as a fun 'toy' persay, even more so if there is an 'app store' to allow people to develop there own software for it (thats where I really see the potential).
The app store is the best thing apple has going for it right now and if they have it with the ability to develop software for a potential macbook touch, shit would hit the fan.
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seriously, half the people who own macs are severely computer retarded. Tablets have been around for years and the second a rumor about a mac touch comes out everyone talks about how "innovative" mac is, haha.
i wouldn't want a full touch computer. Touch vs a mouse/keyboard provides very little advantage (besides for multiple touch points), and think about how much you type and click. I don't think the advantages outweigh the negatives. Touch is perfect for a small device like the ipod touch, where buttons would be hard to fit and the applications are much simpler. I have one because its a superior piece of technology vs any other mp3.
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Touch screen is the new popular computer technology, and that thing looks amazing. So pumped for it.
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something else i have seen discussed is making just the touchpad on the macbook a little larger and a touchscreen. little secondary controlls for itunes
or all your photoshop tools. cool stuff like that. i think that would be cooler than a straight up tablet. not to mention the fact that a tablet is not in any way revolutionary, they have been around for a while. although mac would prolly do an awesome job with it
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of course half the people buying macs are retarded, that is a key demographic that apple pitches to, the "normal" user who just wants to go on facebook and check their email and add songs to their ipod and doesn't want the headaches, why do you think they push the genuis bars so hard, to explain even the most basic things to those retards... And it is usually the software that is innovative, not the hardware, it is ignorant to say right now that it won't be innovative. If you have used most tablets you know how junky they are and how garbage the OS they run on is, it is the multi-touch features that will make it innovative. And I agree with your second paragraph, I wouldn't want a touch computer either, I don't really get the appeal, but it will definitely do some cool things, but I guess I look for more a workhorse then something that does gimmicky things and looks appealing.
Big fucking deal, a tablet computer, but wait!, the mac version is even shittier because it lacks a keyboard! Horaaay, another miserable failure. Everyone knows how hard it is to text on an iphone/touch, now imagine typing a paper. PC's have had the same thing for ages, but with a keyboard. And for everyone thinking that this will be attractive to artists and drawers and the like they are wrong, Wacom already developed this technology to a much greater and easier extent, plus wacom tablets work with any computer so it defeats the purpose of anyone buying this new piece of supposedly "innovative" shit this spewed out of steve jobs ass.
i didn't read any of the posts in the thread so im not suer if anybody has already said this but it would make sense because i have seen commercials for a dell touch screen and apple is usually up to date on all of the new technology. but what i wanna know is how anybody types on it?
fuck my life that would be so sick. i personally think that people who say the world isnt ready for this need to go do some acid. if you do acid you will find the meaning of life. then you will realize that the world is in fact ready for this.
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there is a whole lot of posts in here that i didn't read but i didnt see anything at a glance there is a thing called a modbook. the company takes a macbook or a macbook pro that you pick what you want on it and they make it just a touchscreen kinda like that. i'll try to find a link.
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