The great Windows tablet keyboard crapshoot
If each tech show has an unofficial theme, then IFA 2012‘s must be Windows 8 tablets. Microsoft’s new OS – in both full 8 and pared-back RT forms – has shown up on touchscreen hardware from all of the main manufacturers, each trying slightly different combinations of size, specs and accessories
Some voices heard:
"I'll admit to badly, badly wanting to bootcamp an MBA with W8 and then sticking one of those touchscreens you can put on a Mac onto it. Just because :p"
" I don't get it why you need to take the screen off.. The 11-inch MBA is almost as light and small as the iPad.. With a keyboard. So much more powerful and easier to work with a keyboard"
"The MBA is a genius idea, especially with the wise adoption of the HD3/4000 graphics chips. You can run freaking CRYSIS on on the 4000, on medium or so settings; give it a few more years and there won't be much you can't run on an MBA"
"Plus eventually SSDs will get widespread enough that they'll have the price/size issue beaten. The biggest SSD I know of is the 960-gb one in the Modbook Pro; I'm sure that's ungodly expensive, but I think Apple is going towards all SSDs, albeit slowly. Most of the others will follow"
What do you think?