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  1. Anonymous

    12/21/2010 at 3:44 pm

    Compared to multiple books and notebooks, it’s not THAT big or heavy. Slightly larger footprint than a piece of standard A4 paper. Looking forward to checking it out. An Ubuntu based tablet with pen and touch should be interesting.

    The potential is there for some really cool usage scenarios. If they are smart, they will open things up for Ubuntu to shine.

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  2. griz8791

    12/21/2010 at 3:58 pm

    I agree, it isn’t that big. But apparently I’m a lot less obsessed than almost everyone else in the world with being to stuff electronic devices into my pockets.

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  3. Jesse B Andersen

    12/21/2010 at 4:06 pm

    That thing looks like two massive iPhones hooked together. If it doesn’t have digitizer input then it’s pretty useless for any type of note taking. If I was a student I would just get a convertible tablet with digitizer and MS OneNote.

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    • Anonymous

      12/21/2010 at 5:17 pm

      Powered stylus and touch. If someone made a windows tablet in a thin 14 inch format that supported pen and touch, I probably would have bought one.

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  4. Brian

    12/21/2010 at 4:16 pm

    This is not big at all. I’m a student with a 12.1″ tablet and have wished they’d have bigger tablets for years.

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  5. Sumocat

    12/21/2010 at 4:52 pm

    The problem isn’t going to be carrying this thing but handling it. With both screens out, this thing is desk-bound. Without a stand to angle it, you’ll be hunched over it. Palm rejection is tricky enough on a single screen that size, much less two. Folded back to one screen, it should be fine in most situations, but unfolded, you’ll need a desk and a stand.

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    • Anonymous

      12/21/2010 at 5:14 pm

      I don’t think that it will be something that people will use standing up. I also don’t think that that was ever an intended usage position. The thing is that you can have your books, notebook, reference materials, etc. in one space. That dude at the library that is pigging up all the space with his pile of books, notebooks, and laptop will just have this tablet.

      The problem comes from not having a stiff spine. A hinged spine should come with the dual screen version. Then it would be no different than reading a textbook.

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  6. Sumocat

    12/21/2010 at 4:52 pm

    The problem isn’t going to be carrying this thing but handling it. With both screens out, this thing is desk-bound. Without a stand to angle it, you’ll be hunched over it. Palm rejection is tricky enough on a single screen that size, much less two. Folded back to one screen, it should be fine in most situations, but unfolded, you’ll need a desk and a stand.

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  7. Guest

    12/22/2010 at 12:14 am

    This sort of reminds me of how cell phones and computers have changed over time. From holding huge bricks to our ears and an entire room for a single computer to pocketable phones and mobile computers. It will be interesting to see how all of these mediums (textbooks, slates, convertibles, pen+touch, etc.) and new technologies (screen technologies, methods of interaction,etc.) take shape.

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