Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th May 2012 12:47 UTC
Windows "The Samsung Galaxy One Tablet Projector Concept is a combination of three characteristics from three different devices. It has the lightness and mobility of tablets, the widescreen of desktops backed with the power of a laptop. With the inclusion of a back kick-stand and projector, the device gets additional functionality and of course Windows 8!" I'm throwing money at my screen but nothing's happening.
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Ubuntu / Android
by FunkyELF on Thu 24th May 2012 14:24 UTC
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

I'd be throwing money at the screen if it ran Ubuntu / Android.

Where is that project now? They made some videos a while back. They said you'd be able to run it on a phone / tablet with dual cores and 1GB RAM.

They never made it available did they? Are they planning on selling it? Selling devices with it pre-loaded?

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RE: Ubuntu / Android
by ephemient on Fri 25th May 2012 04:01 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu / Android"
ephemient Member since:
2009-03-11

Do you mean http://makeplaylive.com/ ?

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Why?
by snfgd on Fri 25th May 2012 00:52 UTC
snfgd
Member since:
2012-04-23

I don't see it taking off. From their suggested uses:

Watching movies at home: so instead of just plugging your tablet into a TV (and almost every home these days has several) you find an empty white wall (hard to find in most houses!) and watch the movie with vastly inferior picture and sound quality.

Business presentations: the most plausible use but very few meeting rooms these days don't have a projector lying around somewhere. My bet is the projector would do it's job much better, too.

Projected desktop: This is just stupid. It'd be an ergonomic nightmare. Can you imagine trying to type while keeping your keyboard perfectly parallel to the wall? And every time you hit a key to hard it'd send a judder through the tablet and shake your desktop around. Just get yourself a Bluetooth keyboard and have the desktop on the tablet screen.

Skype: Nope. The camera needs to be close to the screen if you want to give the other person the impression that you're looking at them.

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RE: Why?
by dsmogor on Fri 25th May 2012 10:47 UTC in reply to "Why?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

>> Watching movies at home
Projector trumps tv in movie watching experience imo, besides some people (me included) decide to ditch tv as dying and low quality content media altogether but would still like to be able to consume movies.

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RE[2]: Why?
by Johann Chua on Fri 25th May 2012 11:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

A full-size projector would be way better than one that fits in a tablet, though.

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RE: I know who will be happy...
by zima on Thu 31st May 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "Why?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

a TV (and almost every home these days has several)

Don't think purely in the terms of relatively few places usually described as "developed world"

1.217 billion homes had a TV in 2010 ( http://www.international-television.org/tv_market_data/world-tv-mar... ) ...that in itself might be less than half of all homes on the planet. And anyway, most of it is outside of affluent (aka wasteful?) deep-penetration regions of NA or EU (while http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_television_ownership.svg ).

an empty white wall (hard to find in most houses!)

It's called "bedsheets"


In all, small (so also less expensive to manufacture and transport) projectors might very well turn out to be quite appropriate way of having a ~TV, for many of the majority of people who don't have one. Also because, say, reliable supply of electricity is a problem in large part of the world - while projector TV can be made to use little enough energy to work from electricity stored in a battery.
(I'm not saying the products such as this Samsung one are the way to go, but...)

Edited 2012-06-01 00:19 UTC

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3 Fallacies
by dsmogor on Fri 25th May 2012 10:42 UTC
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

1. Win8 tablets will not use Galaxy brand
2. The tablet again looks like IPad ripoff, don't think Samsung wants to go this way again
3. The camera and beamer should point out at the same direction so that Samsung could add cool gesture recognition to their presentation software.

And last, seeing Samsung based concepts proves Samsung has gained substantial mindshare in the design and tech world by they own. That means they are on the right path to become an independent force in tech world, not at mercy of Silicon Valley companies.

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