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NEC Has a Huge 52-inch Tablet On Wheels

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November 13, 2011 3:08:42 PM

iPad killer
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November 13, 2011 3:12:28 PM

Put these guys in Star Trek uniforms change the office background to Engineering on the ST: TNG series Enterprise then make the base of the table look more futuristic and you see where they got their inspiration for this idea.
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November 13, 2011 3:15:06 PM

Looks like one of those old-school table arcade games from the 80s. Oh yeah, that gives me an idea. Put some pacman and pong apps on it and put it in the office.
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November 13, 2011 3:16:08 PM

350 pounds? What the heck did they build into that thing?
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November 13, 2011 3:27:15 PM

MASSIVELY INTERACTIVE PRON!!!

on a more serious note... *ahem*

hang that sucker on a wall, and good god i can see the uses for companies like game devs, replace the whiteboard with that, and you instantly can call up anything project related to a idea bubble with like a hyper link.

example - skyrim is a good choice cause of how big it is, you have the dragon concept art, animation file, animation demo, tech demo, all scrollable in a sub menu that functions on a tags system. Lets say that you have a question on the old board about interaction and styling, with this you could pull up all the current info from the departments @ a meeting and show an active splice of what you think would work, pull animations, character AI and make your pitch

i can see this having great developmental potential
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November 13, 2011 3:40:02 PM

Table hockey anyone?
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November 13, 2011 3:48:23 PM

looks like a laid down version of multi-touch all-in-one pc or microsoft's tabletop pc. and 52" for 1080p is a bit too big (less ppi).
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November 13, 2011 4:01:45 PM

nice idea, plus no underpowered hardware. though how on earth is this a "tablet"? It's a huge monitor with proper desktop hardware in a table dammit. Call it what it is?

de5_royand 52" for 1080p is a bit too big (less ppi).

was wondering the same thing...should have been a higher res, especially since it's intended for close quarters use.
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November 13, 2011 4:05:53 PM

bavmaniPad killer

More like iPad crusher.
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November 13, 2011 4:39:54 PM

If I hear the word "tablet" one more time I'm going to SCREAMMMMM!
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November 13, 2011 4:48:54 PM

WHY...... are they calling it a tablet?

It's a table, with a screen, and a puter....
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Anonymous
November 13, 2011 5:15:30 PM

Yeah, ok, blah blah blah etc. The million dollar question is:

Can it run Crysis?! (Trollolo!!!)
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November 13, 2011 5:16:35 PM

MS has these thing on display at the MS store. NOT a tablet, AIO with touchscreen.
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November 13, 2011 5:59:42 PM

Microsoft failed with this concept, I don't think that NEC will succeed in marketing it. There just is no demand for this type of devices.
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November 13, 2011 6:03:13 PM

They should have waited for windows 8 to market this, as according to MS, 8 will have much more tablet and touchscreen native features.
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November 13, 2011 6:45:12 PM

does it come with MAME games?
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November 13, 2011 7:34:52 PM

They have these as tables in the cocktail lounge at the Rio in Vegas, and the people sat round them are a LOT more fun
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Anonymous
November 13, 2011 11:52:34 PM

Can it Play Crysis !! ?
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November 14, 2011 12:41:59 AM

Seems ok for Dungeons & Dragons 3D and other table games.
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November 14, 2011 2:37:49 AM

160 Kg??? With the whole mounting thing on wheels??? That's still a damn heavy rig.... putting a 52in display with an i7 liquid cooled rig in a heavy or the heaviest case might not add up to more than 50 kgs, I wonder why theirs got so heavy.
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November 14, 2011 4:14:10 AM

Too tempting to set my drink on top...then spilling it when I reach to click on an icon.
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November 14, 2011 4:24:42 AM

its not a tablet. its a table. who ever heard of ancient romans/greeks/etc walking around with 52 inch slabs of wood?
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Anonymous
November 14, 2011 4:31:09 AM

you sure is not a table but a tablet?
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November 14, 2011 5:06:05 AM

Look at the cute little Asians hair and shoes - heart warming.
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November 14, 2011 7:43:10 AM

hetneoMicrosoft failed with this concept, I don't think that NEC will succeed in marketing it. There just is no demand for this type of devices.


yes there is, just not at 20000$ like the surface was looking to cost.

i can see a decent looking table in the living room, glass surface, and someone turns it on somehow, dont know the best way. it becomes like a tablet, well, lets say it runs windows 8. now in metro, it will be tablet but not tablet, and help everyone, but when someone wants to, it could switch from table to tv.

if the table itself was under 500$, the monitor was under 2000 for the table, and a user installed pc, i could see a 3-4000$ product people would buy. i mean people buy macs and they arent even close to as interesting.
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November 14, 2011 9:03:27 AM

Just add to it an electric generator so that it is wireless...
Anyone remembers that huge drawing tables used for technical drawing... perhaps that could be a use
for this kind of huge touchscreens...
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November 14, 2011 1:13:50 PM

...But "can it run Crysis?" does not apply here.
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November 14, 2011 4:03:24 PM

Total Surface rip-off, but a step in the right direction.

They're so close, just need to push it a little farther to become killer.

They need the v2.0 version... perhaps offering 3x 1080p projectors providing a seamless 3240x1920 display...
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November 14, 2011 4:35:34 PM

How about making it 3D and using the Kinnect to interact with it instead of a touchscreen.....
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November 14, 2011 5:38:32 PM

beozaPut these guys in Star Trek uniforms change the office background to Engineering on the ST: TNG series Enterprise then make the base of the table look more futuristic and you see where they got their inspiration for this idea.


Actually it looks more like that weird glass computer table they were using in the James Bond flick Quantum Of Solace. :lol: 
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November 14, 2011 5:39:37 PM

DaygallMASSIVELY INTERACTIVE PRON!!!l


LMAO!!!! :lol: 

Whenever I see new tech debuted like that my first thought is "how will this be used for porn"? :lol: 
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November 14, 2011 8:26:33 PM

alyoshka said:
160 Kg??? With the whole mounting thing on wheels??? That's still a damn heavy rig.... putting a 52in display with an i7 liquid cooled rig in a heavy or the heaviest case might not add up to more than 50 kgs, I wonder why theirs got so heavy.

Since this is in fact a Table style device. they have to make it strong enough to take what ever people do to it. Sit on it, pile stuff on it .I would even guess it has to be spill resistant since i am sure someone will place a can of beer on it at one point. Assuming its a capacitive screen those actions will not even cause any ill effects to the system.

This needs to be much tougher then your average TV set/Computer.
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November 15, 2011 7:54:29 PM

does this thing come in a wireless version? i mean it already has a cart to roll it around on, tablets are supposed to be portable, not something you can host thanksgiving on and play cards/risk on at the same time (eventho that is tremendously awesome).
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November 16, 2011 12:29:21 AM

A 160kg tablet PC for all your mobile needs!
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