Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Nov 2006 20:41 UTC
Apple "Apple researchers have built a full working prototype of a Mac tablet PC and three Companies in Taiwan are now costing a product for a potential launch in mid 2007. Sources in Taiwan have said that the focus has been more on the home and the education environment than the enterprise marketplace. Several months ago I was told that Apple was exploring a neat new device that is basically a touch screen that links to various source devices including a brand new media centre that Apple is planning to launch next year. The Mac tablet has been designed to handle third party applications such as home automation software that will allow users to control lighting, audio, entertainment devices and security feeds. It also acts as a full blown PC has wireless linking for a new generation of Wireless Hi Fi speakers that are currently being tested by Apple."
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I would love to see the docking station used to make the tablet available as a display to a Mac Mini. Sync the two, grab your tablet and go. Include iTunes support and you've got a portable media centre as well. This seems to be really good marketing positioning by Apple.

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