This is the first in what will most likely be an ongoing section on the blog. Concept Corner: short – medium length posts about concept ideas I have. No real agenda here, just getting my thoughts out on “paper.” If you like the idea and want to make a go of it with me, I am all for that as well. This initial round will be a concept idea I first had about 3 years ago. I call it, simply, Singularity. A more descriptive name without all the marketing feel would be “Single Use Tablet.” I will talk about this device as though it were one product, but would most certainly be a line of products.Ok, so what is it already? Singularity is at its core a mac. So picture this, a tablet style mac that has the form factor of a MacBook Air, with a full Wacom supported touch screen on top, and this devices sole purpose is to be lean, mean, and run one specific set of apps, Adobe’s Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator). This device would not be a normal mac with these apps installed, but rather 2 things.
Enhanced Mode: In this mode you would have access to your Adobe apps, as well as standard apps like web browser, email, and so forth.
Here is where the fun begins.
Singularity Mode: In Singularity Mode you have instant on access to your Adobe apps only. This cuts out all unneeded processes which maximizes your speed and battery life of this ultra light device.
Specs: The specs of this device would be very similar to what we see today.- 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo- 2GB Ram- 120GB SSD- 14 inch Wacom touch screen (with multi-touch capability)- Dock mount for external keyboard / Mouse (if needed)- 802.11N WiFi- (1) USB 2.0 port, (1) FireWire 400 port, (1) Display port- 3.5 Hrs battery life in Enhanced Mode, 5+ hours in Singularity mode.
Target Price PointVersion 1.0 – $1,799Version 2.0 – $999Version 3.0 – $799
I am by no means a graphics artist (as you can tell by the lack of sketches for this concept), but I could really see a need for a small, light weight, instant on device like this for the Graphic Designers out there. Why carry around a laptop and a Wacom tablet, when you could have this all-in-one device!