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Originally Posted by traktor View Post
1990 notebook
2011 tablet:
Not much has happened in 21 years indeed and no I'm not joking.
So a 25mhz, 2mb ram, 40mb HDD is about the same as a dual core 1000mhz, 1gb ram, 16gb HDD, touch screen tablet? If your going to compare laptops of similar size there are plenty of 4ghz+ desktop replacements that are undoubtedly $2000 less than that laptop originally cost. That tablet cost $400; not $4500 ;p.
Edited by cory1234 - 4/26/11 at 12:32pm
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Wierd IMO. And projectors of that quality (descent) and size (tiny) will likely never become reality, at least not unless some new tech is invented or something that we currently have no concept of at all. And then 3D projection into the air is just, well, no. What is the light supposed to be reflecting off of?
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 4/26/11 at 12:38pm
post #73 of 106
Ahahahah!
Heheheheh!
HAHAHA!
Asus oh Asus. Before jumping to something that seems impossible for today's tech, I think you should come out with something that will beat the iPad and Iphone sales first. I'm sure when we get to that Hologram tech, Apple will beat you again.
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Ahahahah!
Heheheheh!
HAHAHA!
Asus oh Asus. Before jumping to something that seems impossible for today's tech, I think you should come out with something that will beat the iPad and Iphone sales first. I'm sure when we get to that Hologram tech, Apple will beat you again.
iPhone and iPad are already a big hit and to beat something like that you have to come up with something very very different and not similar.
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So a 25mhz, 2mb ram, 40mb HDD is about the same as a dual core 1000mhz, 1gb ram, 16gb HDD, touch screen tablet? If your going to compare laptops of similar size there are plenty of 4ghz+ desktop replacements that are undoubtedly $2000 less than that laptop originally cost. That tablet cost $400; not $4500 ;p.
It just progresses. Still the same technology just more transistors packed different ways into a CPU and likewise everything else.

I will say that touch screens have been perfected in the past few years. Great tech.
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I was under the impression we are approximately 2000 years away from having open aired holographic projection that doesn't suck.

Love you Asus, but good luck with that.
2000 years? Seriously I don't think so. If our technology doesn't slow down you could expect this kind of thing in 100 years or less. Our leaps leaps in science and technology over the past 100 years have been massive. We went from electricity to the microprocessor in what 110 years? Heck our medical science alone since 1900 is beyond massive in terms of growth.
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Asus oh Asus. Before jumping to something that seems impossible for today's tech, I think you should come out with something that will beat the iPad and Iphone sales first. I'm sure when we get to that Hologram tech, Apple will beat you again.
"Asus presents our advanced vision for 2015"- who says it is possible for today's tech? It isn't clearly, and Asus never claimed it was.

Products like this usually have massive lead times anwyay, that is how companies get ahead. As you seem to love Apple so much- how long do you think their research time on the ipad was? It was over 5 years. They filed a design trademark for a tablet in May 2004 (http://www.engadget.com/2004/08/13/apples-new-handheld/). Things like this don't just happen overnight, it is normal for companies to have visions that are far off from current technologocial capability.
Edited by ryand - 4/26/11 at 3:06pm
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I was under the impression we are approximately 2000 years away from having open aired holographic projection that doesn't suck.
2000 years?
You know what we've accomplished in 2000 years?

On demand whipped cream.
I buy one can and I never have to worry about my dairy needs again.

Progress up in this piece!
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2000 years? Seriously I don't think so. If our technology doesn't slow down you could expect this kind of thing in 100 years or less. Our leaps leaps in science and technology over the past 100 years have been massive. We went from electricity to the microprocessor in what 110 years? Heck our medical science alone since 1900 is beyond massive in terms of growth.
I'm guessing more than 5 years, less than 20. Tv's were modernized what? 80 years ago? And that's stretching it to call those things Tv's..lol, more like little tiny circles in black n white.

I don't think some people understand that the more technology we have the faster we develop newer technology. Information is spread across the world instantly through the internet. Our progression in the 90s is nothing compared to what we are capable of developing at a much faster rate today.
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1990 notebook
2011 tablet:
Not much has happened in 21 years indeed and no I'm not joking.
I think if folks are going to compare technology, you might as well look at what has happened to the old technology first.

In 1990, most laptops had a 16Mhz CPU, 640k RAM, and up to 20MB disk space. This would typically cost between 1500-3500 dollars depending on brand and features.


Those same specs (well, similar) can be found in today's world still! I'd like to introduce the Texas Instruments TI-89 Titanium.

It too has a 16Mhz processor, 956k of RAM and flash memory support for up to several MB. Average retail price of 139.99 at a retailer near you. I don't think it's fair to compare the computers of 20 years ago to computers of today, as they are pretty much on the same level of calculators as seen above.

Back to the topic, I think Asus is still a good decade or so until we see most of that technology materialize, but Corning has definitely got a lot of that tech on the horizon as we're already seeing electronics enabled glass. I can't imagine the stuff our children and their children will see in their lifetimes.
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