World's Largest Tablet PC From Sharp

The world's largest "tablet PC" was demonstrated last week by Sharp.


(Huge Sharp Touchscreen youtube video)

What good is it if you can't tuck it under your arm? Sharp still thinks its gigantic touchscreen device would be good for meetings; for example, physicians could examine charts, films, results and make notes directly on the screen for inclusion in the medical record. The new screen doesn't use Microsoft's tablet software, using instead Sharp's proprietary system.

In looking at this monster, I was thinking about the TV parlor from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. It, too, was interactive, in that a person could purchase the optional spot-wavex converter and thereby have the characters on your favorite shows call you by name, and let you have a part in the parlor "dramas."

Via CeBIT 2007: Sharp Tablet PC (touchscreen).

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