Are you loving the responsiveness of your 9.7-inch iPad 2 or 10.1-inch Xoom? Waiting for the 7-inch PlayBook? Lenovo's got one thing to say: 23-inch tablet. Yes. That's larger than most people's computer monitors.
According to TechRadar, Lenovo is working on a home tablet that will have a 23-inch screen, similar in design to the company's All-in-One PC design, but with a much lighter chassis. The tablet will supposedly arrive in 2011. Erm, but aren't tablets supposed to be thin, small and portable?
Lenovo's senior marketing specialist William Cai says the tablet is "obviously not for full mobility use, but it could be moved from room to room in the house and used with a full keyboard, or as a television. Or you could lay it on table top and use it for family games."
Based on Cai's assertions, I'm not sure Lenovo's 23-inch touchscreen qualifies as a tablet. It might fit more into a category such as "nano Microsoft Surface."
Back in January at CES, we spotted a gigantic Lenovo IdeaPad tablet prototype (it didn't have a 23-inch screen, but a big one nonetheless) that allegedly ran Windows 7 and had a custom precision cut chassis. We were told the large screened tablet was a prototype and would never make it into production. Could Lenovo have had a change of heart?
Whatever the reason, I don't think toting a huge slab of glass will be fun for anyone, even if it is just a home device. Just try to imagine toting a 20-inch plus computer monitor and you'll quickly get the idea. However, I could totally see a 23-inch tablet take off with designers. It'd be like a gigantic touchscreen wacom tablet/canvas!