BIG tablets, or a virtual & portable screen?
July 11, 2011 9:43 AM Subscribe
Can I use a tablet as a roaming interface for my home desktop, and
as a standalone tablet when I travel?
posted by IAmBroom to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
My dream laptop would have a 15.6" multi-touch screen, 500 GB+ HD, and be configurable in either tablet or laptop modes (or with a dockable keyboard).
Such a dream beast could let me take handwritten notes with OCR (which is good enough now to work for me), and use with a stylus as a quasi-"Wacom tablet" for photo manipulation. It would otherwise stand ready as a small portable screen, or on my lap to watch a show or two before bed.
I don't think that's here yet, however. 12" seems to be as big as tablet screens make it. Larger touchscreen monitors or conventional laptop configurations exist, but they won't allow me to use the tablet for taking notes on the fly.
Some apps like LogMeIn can allow intranet or internet desktop linking, at good speeds, but I assume I'd have to transfer videos in the background, and watch them on the local machine.
As far as OS, I'm willing to use Android, 'nix, or Windows.
So, my Mefite geek gurus, what are your recommendations for me? Biggest & best tablets, and any recommendations on how to best link my tablet to my PC while I'm at home?