Ipad versus Eee pad
I have liked the idea of the ipad since I first saw it. I see it as the bookshelf of the future, at least that's where I see the main use. Get ebooks and do away will all that storage space for books.
Well, I just saw something Asus' Eee pad. From what I saw they still have a ways to go in developing their technology, but what they are developing looks like it would better serve the laptop and ipad functions together. It looks like a little laptop, you open it like a laptop, full keyboard there, but then the two sides separate and you have the screen part as a stand alone like the ipad. It comes in a 10 and 12 inch, but, it does seem the technology has a way to go.
I'd like to see that kind of technology applied to something in the 14 inch range with full tablet capabilities and the ability to have the screen in any orientation and use the keypad to operate it. And I'd like it with full wireless capacity for usb and serial ports. I like that being able to remove the keyboard.
Lots like a bigger screen laptop for work, but I have a smaller laptop as it is and I just learn to work with the smaller screen. So now they just have to get it to about half the thickness and so the keyboard comes off.
Anyway, for now ipad is off my wish list.