[Arm-netbook] 7inch Tablet Layout suggestion

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Feb 18 16:31:56 GMT 2014

On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM, mike.valk at gmail.com
<mike.valk at gmail.com> wrote:
> L.S.
> Just put some thoughts to paper.
> http://imgur.com/a/z98zJ
> Just a mock-up, nothing thoroughly engineered

 not bad though.  what you got that in - blender?

 i kinda like it.  it'd have a deliberately chunky feel, easy to hold.
 thickness would be around 12mm, unless you left the back of the CPU
card exposed (then you get about 2mm back).

> Notes:
> 1. Make the battery exchangeable.
> 2. Reuse cheap cellphone batteries (mass produced) in adapter sleeves.
> 2. Make the network interface exchangeable.
> 3. Make adapter sleeves for the most common cellphone batteries.
> Some benefits:
> - Batteries have differing lifespans than screens/cpu's/network systems.
> - Battery technology evolves rapidly.
> - Every new cellphone has a different battery format. Cheap sleeves can be
> made to accommodate the cheapest available battery.
> - Wireless/Wired network technologies are abundand and evolve rapidly.
> - The wifi dongle can be exchanged with a wired variant
> - The wifi dongle can be exchanged with an new network technology bg/n/ac
> 5ghz channels etc
> - The wifi dongle can be exchanged with an roaming network service, 2G,
> 2.5G, 3G, 4G.
> - The wifi dongle does not need to be pre bundeled. User can choose his/hers
> own

 ... and all of those, being rather power-hungry, if the battery is
interchangeable as well then that's absolutely fine because people can
consider carrying around a 2nd battery.  or get an "extended" one
specially for those circumstances.

> - The wifi dongle can be exchanged with a usb camera low or highend

 true.  or usb memory stick.  etc.

> The bottom USB slots can be used as a connector for charging stations,
> docking stations, keyboard docks, dual screen, etc.
> P.S. It's been awfully quite around here.....

 yeah i know.  we need people to place orders for CPU cards.  and quickly.


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