Published on January 15th, 2013 | by Julius Pacana4
A 37 inch Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Since CES 2012, invention and innovation in the tablet and laptop have gone a long way. With so many changes in designs and features; manufacturers just couldn’t stop with their imaginations. I have read some time ago that you have to think big to come up with such small wonders. Which I think is the direction that tablet and laptop makers are going hence you have the thinnest tablet ever, the smaller and light weight Smartphones, and the tiniest iPod, etc. Apple has come up with its latest mini iPad and Lenovo with its ThinkPad Helix. But what I want to see is this two combined – specifically a ThinkPad Helix that is .37 inch. What a great challenge that is!
If that is what this innovation is all about then why not. If this ingenuity we see in the recently concluded CES 2013 has stunned many people, which was the same effect that CES 2012 have brought; we can expect a more stunning CES 2014. This challenge I posed here is something that I know could be possible. I just don’t know how. I am not an Electronics Engineer. But we can surmise from what great inventions we have already seen. The ultra-thin battery by Imprint Energy is indeed amazing and other parts of this proposed gadget above could be made possibly thin so that a finished product of a .37 tablet-laptop can be produced. This would definitely make anybody’s mind going.
What more would I want to see? I like the Logitech’s iPad cover making use of a magnet to cover the iPad but the cover which has the keyboard would just have a slot for the pad to stand firm. That is definitely cool! It’s more light-weight, it’s more thin, and having that laptop functionality. It can both function as an office buddy wherein you can type and encode and edit important daily business correspondences as well as it is handy as a vacation companion to capture those special moments with your family via its video cam and enjoy the entertainment capacity it has with your children. This sounds really revolutionary, right?
How about the price? Mini iPad is at $499 more or less. ThinkPad Helix is around $1400. Consumers, mind you, are very price conscious. They would go for the cheaper price but with the same equal value. That’s precisely why many had gone for the tablets (less that comfort of typing and encoding and editing documents). So, let’s see if this thing picks up. After all, any invention starts with a discussion that is something like this. A suggestion is posed and discussed. It can be rejected but for all you know somebody picks it up seriously than it was first suggested. So for the sake of a purposeful discussion just pass it on, we will lose nothing, right? That is why we are here to post blogs related to technology to share our insights to the worldwide web. Enjoy reading guys!