Apple To Hit Tablet Market With ASUS's Help

"ASUS has given word that they have been working with Apple on a new Tablet PC"

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Apple To Hit Tablet Market With ASUS's Help

Insiders from ASUS have given word that Apple has begun working with them to create a new Tablet PC.  Considering that ASUS is one of Apple's partners involved in the manufacture of the iBooks, PowerBooks and MacBooks, this is a pretty believable statement.

The source confirmed that this Apple Tablet will not be based on current ASUS models such as the R1, but on an entirely new blueprint, possibly the one detailed in a patent Apple filed 2 years ago.  It is speculated that the Tablet PC will be based on Intel's C2D architecture, utilize a tweaked Leopard OS, and feature Apple's multi-touch CoverFlow technology seen in the iPhone and iPod Touch.

No word has been given on possible release dates or final specifications.

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07-11-2007, 02:52:11

PV5150
Very nicely done mate...such a slick looking rig :worship: Thank you for sharing :)

07-11-2007, 07:38:22

Rastalovich
That`s outstanding.

I`ve always wanted a case/install similar to that, just to put an old K7 in or something and merely install MAME on it.

Be amazing imo.

07-11-2007, 09:00:13

ken_shiro
Very nice! What you got inside the box?

07-11-2007, 09:04:37

Joe
Nice rig (i feel apple comming to kick up a fuss)

what internals does it have

07-11-2007, 10:02:35

saxxon

Nice rig (i feel apple comming to kick up a fuss)

what internals does it have


ahh yes, the goodies inside are:

Saxon Computers Hemmed LCD Case with Keyboard Slide
4 Honeycomb Flow Straighteners from Saxonpc.com
GIGABYTE GA-965QM-DS2 LGA Q965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Superclocked PCI Express Video Card
Western Digital Raptor X WD150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
HIPER HPU-4B580 12V v2.2 580W Power Supply
OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (loaner chip employee benefit)
ViewSonic's 20.1" VX2025wm widescreen LCD
HIPER HCK-1S18- Silver Slim Clavier Keyboard
Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVDSATA Model AWG170S-B2
AeroCool TURBINE 1000 120mm Fan
LINKSYS WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router
HAWKING HWUG1 USB 2.0 Wireless-G Adapter with Removable Antenna
ALTEC LANSING Speakers
Logitech 931379-0403 Cordless Notebook Mouse
Fieon Digital HYN104-BLU 4-Port Hub


And here is a pic of the inside as the screensaver:

[IMG]\http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2111/1665957793_f0a3b0525e.jpg?v=0[/IMG]

07-11-2007, 10:09:08

Rastalovich
lol I missed the keyboard - draw runners !!

07-11-2007, 19:12:56

glocktodahead
that's a really sweet looking rig!

08-11-2007, 00:09:24

jabski
thats real quality saxxon. Nice work :)

08-11-2007, 01:13:20

saxxon
I appreciate the comments folks. It does have a resemblance to Apple, yet the idea was spawned by looking at cases on Newegg, I saw a pic like this and thought it had an LCD inside.
[IMG]http://www.saxxon.net/view.JPG[/IMG]

Looking at the larger photo I realized it was just LED lighting and I figured I want a 20.1 inch widescreen inside my PC. Less trips packing stuff to the car with hardware for moblie gaming.
Here is a photo of the concept.

[IMG]http://www.saxxon.net/frontsxxn.JPG[/IMG]
I could not just modify an exsisting case because it had to have a 8-10 degree slope for the LCD or it would glare. So I made an aluminum frame to keep this angle and LCD table height. Pic of the frame only:
[IMG]http://www.saxxon.net/frame11.JPG[/IMG]

There are more photos and my worklogs at http://www.saxxon.net/

08-11-2007, 01:21:06

saxxon

lol I missed the keyboard - draw runners !!



The keyboard is less than 1 inch thick, it is easy to miss. Here is a closer pic of the mounts and dual drawer slides the keybord runs on.
[IMG]http://www.saxxon.net/slidetray.JPG[/IMG]
And a lock to keep it from sliding out when not wanted or in transport.

[IMG]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2302/1493331189_9ee39a254e.jpg?v=0[/IMG]

And a closeup of the front bezel with the controls:
[IMG]http://www.saxxon.net/build14.JPG[/IMG]
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