Tablet Macbooks in the near future?

By Justin Mann on November 6, 2007, 12:35 PM
Do we have an Apple tablet on the way? While this rumor has come up in the past and been squashed by Apple, their continued successes and proven ability to make good on product launches suggests that this latest tidbit might have some basis in reality.

According to a recent CNET article, someone from Asus has commented on them helping Apple manufacture tablet Macs. They go on to assert that it will be a complete redesign of existing platforms rather than a remake of older designs. Others are talking about the possibility as well, though with no official word from Apple it's just guesswork as to what they are up to.

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phantasm66 said:
I'm surprised that there aren't more Tablet like Mac things already.
Julio said:
The fact that Microsoft and Bill Gates himself has been promoting the Tablet format could be reason enough for Apple not wanting to delve into that market, who knows in the coming years/months though as they expand their current product line-up.
buttus said:
This is interesting to say the least. If I was to say what Apples one great strength is, then it would have to be in figuring out how technology can easily integrate into peoples lives. All of Apples products (with the exception of Apple TV) become items which become ingrained in the very fabric of everyday life. THey are organic in sense and all have real and practical application. When we add in a sense of the sleek and sexy into their designs then presto...we have technology we cannot do without.The tablet has always had much unrealized potential. IF Apple is to release one then maybe some of that potential could finally come to pass. To me, an Apple tablet could be a truely convergent piece of technology.
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