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    Tablet PC in the Future?

    Quick question-does System76 have any plans to release a tablet PC any time in the future?
    By tablet, I don't mean like the iPad-I mean tablet PCs like what Fujitsu manufacturers-touch screen laptops.
    I have seen these come in handy in many medical practices, and after playing around with them, the only reason I haven't bought one yet is because of the price ($2000 for most decent models). Considering how well you can price laptops, I think you can make a tablet PC at a good price as well.
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    Re: Tablet PC in the Future?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubun2to View Post
    Quick question-does System76 have any plans to release a tablet PC any time in the future?
    By tablet, I don't mean like the iPad-I mean tablet PCs like what Fujitsu manufacturers-touch screen laptops.
    I have seen these come in handy in many medical practices, and after playing around with them, the only reason I haven't bought one yet is because of the price ($2000 for most decent models). Considering how well you can price laptops, I think you can make a tablet PC at a good price as well.
    We don't have any plans for a touchscreen laptop right now. They are prohibitively expensive. Slate tablets are definitely on our radar, and we'd probably be looking into that first.
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    Re: Tablet PC in the Future?

    ZaReason has a tablet computer, the ZaTab, for $349.

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    Re: Tablet PC in the Future?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneSalamin View Post
    ZaReason has a tablet computer, the ZaTab, for $349.
    This was what I had in mind:
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    Re: Tablet PC in the Future?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubun2to View Post
    This was what I had in mind:
    The Lenovo X series convertible tablet may work for you. I don't own it, and Ubuntu is not supported out of the box AFAIK, but I believe that the tablet capabilities of this laptop are available in Ubuntu.

    I considered the X series myself, but decided to go with S76, mostly to show my support for a linux hardware vendor.

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    Re: Tablet PC in the Future?

    SmartQ T20 tablet can run Ubuntu from an SD card. $310

    ASUS is selling an Ubuntu tablet in India. It's such a hot item there's no doubt that they will be expanding their sales.

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