I have always wanted a powerful single device that can do most of my computing as well as media consumption. The device would be something like a convertible tablet with Pixel Qi, or other e-paper/e-ink technology.
- E-readers offer e-ink but are slow and do not support many note taking/reading capabilities.
- Convertible tablets offer LCD screens which strain your eyes and are very hard to see in sunlight.
- A convertible tablet with Pixel Qi, Windows 7 or 8, touch and pen input.
- Fujitsu Lifebook T580 = Great portability, keyboard, touch and pen input via N-Trig, 6-cell battery, descent specs
- Pixel Qi 1280x800 = Sun readability, reduces eye strain, improves battery life
- Windows + MS OneNote + PDF Annotator = Runs powerful software
- Expenses would be between $1,000 to $2,000 (not cheap stuff)
- No intense 3d graphics for this system (the only downfall that I can spot).
- The T580 supports a 10 inch screen, and Pixel Qi sells right now a 10 inch screen at 1024x600
- N-Trig would be the touch/pen solution (it's included with the T580) Wacom has 10 inch solutions, but they are not easily accessible.
I'm willing to try but funding is extremely low, and there's no guarantees that it would work. If you are interested in this project please voice your opinions on the comments. If there's enough interest I'm willing to add a "donate" button that hopefully covers some of the expenses.
Fujitsu LifeBook T580
- It's a small convertible tablet
- Offers Core i3 and i5 CPUs
- Touch + pen input
- Will do great at HD video
Windows 7 or 8
- Full OS with file management
- Variety of programs
- Support for many connections/usb, etc
Best PDF Support
- Chances are that you work with a lot of PDFs
- Many slate tablets out there suck at PDF support due to screen resolution, and the lack of password protection support.