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Will we ever be able to build our own Tablets?

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Can you ever imagine a time where we could build our own Tablets? After hearing that Windows 8 will be available as an ARM specific install disc could this pave the way for future self tablet builds. Mobos, RAM, Flash Drives, screens are really not anything that should intimidate the average PC builder so why not!? Variation on cases and screen size, plus you could custom choose your spec for example lots of RAM or higher end GPUs.
post #2 of 26
There was a custom laptop scene awhile back, you would buy a case, processor and motherboard, and make your own custom laptop. The only problem is that standards weren't quickly made mandatory, and you had to be really careful picking out your components. That, and that laptop parts broke really easily.

With regards to that, I think it would be cool to do, but probably wouldn't stick around for long.
post #3 of 26
Never, just like laptops.
 
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post #4 of 26
On tablets everything is integrated to save on cost, reduce the size and extend the battery life.

Since in tablets so much relies on the form factor, and the fact that today it is primarily a consumer device, I don't see this happening anytime soon.
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post #5 of 26
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Considering that tech has leaped on would it not be fair to say it wouldn't necessarily be the same as the old laptop scene. Might not be a cheap option but I wouldn't rule it out. Especially if the desktop as we know it could be gone in the next decade, does this mean we all become slaves to mass market SKUs?
post #6 of 26
I see it the same as mobile phones, not gonna happen.

You might get the odd specialized company who will offer custom options like that epic phone from some German company a year or two back, can't remember it's name or if it actually went into production..
post #7 of 26
Why would you want to? The storage capacity of a tablet stinks, you can't put a good video setup in them past maybe the new AMD F1 socket driven GPU and have you seen the prices for a flatpanel monitor the size of a medium to large tablet? eh-smiley.gif

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post #8 of 26
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Everyone seems to be commenting based on the here and now. I'll ask again.....If in 10 years the traditional desktop is dead and all computing is done via tablets or docked tablets will you be happy to buy off the shelf?
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If in 10 years the traditional desktop is dead and all computing is done via tablets or docked tablets will you be happy to buy off the shelf?
sadsmiley.gif desktop computing.... dead?
post #10 of 26
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In ten years its highly unlikely desktop computing will exist as you and I know it.
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