"PAD" Computer

By redfoxtx
Jun 10, 2002
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  1. I dont know if this actually exists yet, or if its still in the realm of Science Fiction as opposed to modern computing, but I have seen in a couple places a computer thats not much bigger than a TFT screen. No keyboard, no mouse and the entire computer housed under the touch-pad screen. Sort of like the ones they use in Star Trek (cough geek cough, i know). I saw Bill Gates using one at some windows hard ware development conference. Anyway, if anyone has any information even closely related to a product like this i'd really appreciate to hear it, thanx
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    This might not answer your question, but there's nothing wrong with Star Trek! :eek:
  3. redfoxtx

    redfoxtx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    it doesn't, but I appreciate it never-the-less
  4. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Posts: 645

    sounds like you're describing a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).
  5. redfoxtx

    redfoxtx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    i'm more refering to a 'tablet' PC than somthing the size of current PDAs (like Palms)
    Somthing about the size of a 15" TFT screen.
  6. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

  7. redfoxtx

    redfoxtx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    thanku soooo much d00d, thats exactly the type of thing I was looking for
  8. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    No problem ;)
    I just remembered reading about that device not that long ago.
    Thought it sounded along the lines of what you were describing.
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  10. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    http://www.oqo.com
    "The OQO is a complete Windows XP wireless handheld computer"

    [​IMG]

    Powered by Crusoe 0.13 micron TM5800 processor at up to 1GHz

    • 10GB hard drive with storage for thousands of songs or three full length movies
    • 256MB memory
    • four inch, high-resolution super bright VGA color LCD
    • Synaptics touchscreen
    • Advanced lithium polymer battery
    • 1394 FireWire, USB, audio out, OQO-link docking connector, microphone
    • Built in 802.11 and Bluetooth wireless networking
    • 4.1" x 2.9" x 0.9" / 105mm x 74mm x 22mm; less than 9 oz. / 250 grams

    Sounds like the ultimate portable PC to me ;)
  11. redfoxtx

    redfoxtx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    wow, that thing looks increadibly, although i do shudder to think what the price on that thing will be.
     
  12. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    It would be awesome without that operating system.. :rolleyes:
  13. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    Panasonic "Wearable" PC

    [​IMG]

    • Processor
      Intel® Pentium®III 300MHz Ultra Low Voltage (0.975V)
    • Memory
      128MB SDRAM (standard), 256MB (max)
    • HardDiskDrive
      5GB
    • VideoRAM
      4MB VRAM
    • Display
      8.4 SVGA , 262K Colours
    • FloppyDiskDrive
      Optional External 3.5 1.44MB
    • Interfaces&Ports
      External Serial (9 pin), DC In Jack on Display & Mini PC, USB port on Mini PC, Parallel (25 pin), Serial (9 pin), USB Port, Headphone & Microphone Mini Jacks, Mouse/Keyboard & External Display (15 pin) via Docking Station
    • InternalSlots
      1 x Type II PC Card Slot
    • Dimensions(WxHxD)
      Display - Width: 8.7 (222mm), Depth: 6.3 (162mm), Height: 1.1 (30mm). Mini PC - Width: 7.8 (200mm), Depth: 3.6 (91mm), Height: 2.0 (52mm)
    • Weight
      Display - 1.5lbs (710g). Mini PC - 2.1lbs (960g)
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