Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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Dell Entering TabletPC Arena This Year

From the "it's about damn time" files, Dell posted a video on their Direct2Dell website this afternoon from VP Jeff Clarkeannouncing a Dell Latitude Tablet by the end of the year. It took five years and "a LOT of engineering" to end up with a tablet that looks remarkably similar to Gateway's, right down to the button placements in the top corner. Hope you guys didn't blow the R&D budget on that one.

When asked how it felt to be the last major OEM to enter the Tablet market, Clarke said "I'm going to Disneyland!*"

In June 2005, I wondered if Dell would have a Tablet by the time Vista (Longhorn) was finished. Apparently that wasn't enough time. Does this mean we can finally say that the convertible notebook is a successful form factor?

*No, Clarke did not really say that, it was a joke. Engadget doesn't have the market cornered on "snarky" :).

Posted on May 18 2007, 04:21 PM by Robert McLaws
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  • Bob Jones said:

    "Does this mean we can finally say that the convertible notebook is a successful form factor?"

    No.

    May 18, 2007 8:04 PM
  • Bob, care to elaborate?

    May 18, 2007 8:14 PM
  • mirobin said:

    I think I can answer for Bob:

    No.

    :)

    May 19, 2007 3:33 PM