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  • More on Apple’s Touchscreen Netbook, This Time by Dow Jones!


    Picture not real

    Yesterday, we received reports of Apple ordering netbook-scaled touch panels from Wintek, a Taiwanese firm. Now, Dow Jones claims to have some clearer information on this netbook!

    They claim to have confirmed information from two independent sources, closely related to the matter. The information that Dow Jones has is basic enough that nearly anyone could make up the sizes and claim it as fact . . . and have good odds of being right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymus Source
    The mini laptop computers will likely have monitor screens that are between 9.7-inches and 10-inches, one person, who declined to be named, said.
    It means that Apple might be planning to release a 10-inch notebook (this will be striked) netbook with touch screen. Maybe, it will be a tablet PC style netbook but, we can never predict what’s going on in their minds.

    [Dow Jones]
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: More on Apple’s Touchscreen Netbook, This Time by Dow Jones! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      Very legit. Thanks for putting the comment about the picture not being real under it as well, hopefully it'll curb the 839183 replies of "Do you think it's real omgzorz?!?!11!?!?".
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
      Very legit. Thanks for putting the comment about the picture not being real under it as well, hopefully it'll curb the 839183 replies of "Do you think it's real omgzorz?!?!11!?!?".
      Yeah, I just wanted to avoid it...
    1. greenleaf187's Avatar
      greenleaf187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      Wintek, a Chinese firm.
      i thought they were Taiwanese
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by greenleaf187 View Post
      i thought they were Taiwanese
      Thanks!
    1. greenleaf187's Avatar
      greenleaf187 -
      Well they are governed by Republic of China... im confused
    1. lom51's Avatar
      lom51 -
      i was gona say before reading the replies, it just look like a giant iphone lol
    1. adeel akmal's Avatar
      adeel akmal -
      well thats wat we were waitin for 2 years
      now we will be able to use leopard on a touchscreen officially
      hope the features are good enough
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by adeel akmal View Post
      well thats wat we were waitin for 2 years
      now we will be able to use leopard on a touchscreen officially
      hope the features are good enough
      they might release snow leopard by then!
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Cool. I've always wanted a $1000 netbook.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      WOOOOOOOOW! Thats more like it.lol
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      that thing looks like a giant iphone
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      So want that! That just looks awesome! =D
    1. neilsupra's Avatar
      neilsupra -
      you can be able to phone people like iphone?
    1. idolpunk's Avatar
      idolpunk -
      looks cool but I doubt it would be affordable
    1. huntor's Avatar
      huntor -
      the size? that's it?
      that's your wonderful news from some amazing source?
      anyone could've guessed the size to be around 8 to 10 inches.

      in fact, im pretty sure the first time i heard about the tablet was in a thread here.
      someone said the saw an apple product around 10 inches surfing the net at some public hotspot a while back.
      i'd search for the link but im far too lazy.

      so next time you have "more" on the tablet. make sure it something we dont already know.
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Do you think it's real omgzorz?!?!11!?!?

      But in all seriousness, I'm excited for this to come out. I don't know why I'm so in love with touch screens.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Huntor View Post
      the size? that's it?
      that's your wonderful news from some amazing source?
      anyone could've guessed the size to be around 8 to 10 inches.

      in fact, im pretty sure the first time i heard about the tablet was in a thread here.
      someone said the saw an apple product around 10 inches surfing the net at some public hotspot a while back.
      i'd search for the link but im far too lazy.

      so next time you have "more" on the tablet. make sure it something we dont already know.
      You seem to be pi**ed of right now! You must be banned i guess..
    1. AAAARRRRRRGGGGG's Avatar
      AAAARRRRRRGGGGG -
      Quote Originally Posted by huntor View Post
      the size? that's it?
      that's your wonderful news from some amazing source?
      anyone could've guessed the size to be around 8 to 10 inches.

      in fact, im pretty sure the first time i heard about the tablet was in a thread here.
      someone said the saw an apple product around 10 inches surfing the net at some public hotspot a while back.
      i'd search for the link but im far too lazy.

      so next time you have "more" on the tablet. make sure it something we dont already know.
      i know, right? it sickens me how someone could make such a useless unproductive post on an internet forum like this.... i mean YOU'd NEVER do that...
    1. kwall's Avatar
      kwall -
      if this is made i would purchase it. however i hope they throw in a strong battery. just my 2 cents
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      I don't know if a touchscreen netbook would be as amazing as many would imagine it to be. I mean, you're not gonna be doing a whole load of stuff on a netbook that really requires touchscreen. Assuming its a netBOOK. we will have a keyboard and a trackpad.


      On a computer, practicality goes in this order:

      Keyboard > Mouse > Touchscreen

      Keyboard shortucts and indexing can take you where you want to go in a matter of seconds (typing "Fir" into spotlight will open firefox faster than you can by clicking on it).
      A mouse lets you do the stuff a keyboard cannot do, and it's extremely useful; you know this because there hasn't been anything to replace it since it's arrival. However, we know that the mouse is not always needed if you know your keyboard shortcuts.
      Touchscreen, meh. Can you imagine sitting down, wielding your laptop, and constantly rasing your hand from the neutral zone (the keyboard and trackpad, that is) to the screen just to carry out a task that you could easily perform in a shorter space of time with a flick of a mouse or a tap of a key?
      Try it with your laptop and see (pretend you have a touchscreen); race yourself and try to press the x on the screen with your finger before you can press alt-f4 or command-q on your keyboard. Or try and imagine to rotate an image with "innovative multi-touch" before you can click the buttons
      [rotate image 90 degrees clockwise] or [rotate image 90 degrees anticlockwise] (usually directly below the image) with your mouse.
      Blergh.
      I for one can't be bothered with touchscreen on a laptop, unless it was a tabletPC where i would only really use it to draw diagrams in a lecture or something like that.