Gear: Pixel Qi, Fujitsu LifeBook T580, BlackBerry PlayBook.
This a video on why I want to create a compact convertible tablet with outdoor readable screen.
Why the small form factor?
Weight and volume. Carrying a big laptop is never fun. Netbooks and tablets are easier to take around. The Fujitsu Lifebook T580 should be lighter than my HP Pavilion DV6T QE. I love the netbook like size which is convenient to carry.
Why outdoors readable?
Matte screens have been better than the glossy screens, but even those are not readable outside. I want to go anywhere and use the system without having to adjust for the right angle.
Easy on the eyes
As of right now companies make bright LCD screens that are probably not good for your eyes. If you want the outdoors version then you must have an even brighter screen. If you can feel your eyes then there's something wrong. You have to agree that the Amazon Kindle's screen is so good that it doesn't produce eye strain.
Why pen input?
I detest paper. PCs can turn handwritten notes to readable/searchable text. There's no "search" option in paper based notebooks. Handwritten stuff is also good for planning.
What will the Dream Tablet replace?
- Laptop - It will be able to do most laptop tasks including good ol media consumption, and content creation. Keyboards are important! It also doesn't need a "stand" accessory.
- eReader - With the Pixel Qi screen you don't need to carry another gadget just to read books.
- Tablet - All that touch stuff is doable in Windows systems, is just that no one programs them. Tools like Adobe Flash Builder are used to program iOS and BlackBerry PlayBook but they can be used with Adobe Air for Windows. Battery life is one of the great things about tablets, hopefully the modified T580 will last longer.
- Paper - This stuff takes space, collects dust, and wastes your time when trying to find that one piece of info that you need . Let's turn things into digital and use the more efficient methods.
- Fujitsu T580 - Ordered
- Pixel Qi - Ordered
I will try to make it happen. I would love to know what your thoughts are. Thanks for reading or viewing the video.