Freelance designer Tim Van Damme has put together a wonderful argument for his ideal tablet, and I’ve got to admit, it’s a tempting proposition. He’s imagining a tablet that could slot into an iMac case with additional hardware to create a desktop, or a laptop body, or just be used as a tablet. As he freely admits, it’s something we’d never see. But I’m a sucker for modular design, and the ability to have convertible levels of power like that would be incredibly cool!
Each station would add various amounts of extra hardware abilities as appropriate to their form. I just want to throw my tablet into an iMac shell, get a massive speed boost, throw it on a laptop base and get longer batteries, and then just carry it as the tablet for ultimate portability. Stuff of dreams.
[via Daring Fireball]