Reading through several articles online about PC hardware and all these industry experts sit there telling me supposedly what I want, well do I have news for them.
Ok so I may be a little “out of left field” when it comes to what I want out of my equipment as against other people, but googling the internet as has become common these days I can see that there are other people who want the same thing
Firstly I am not a “regular” PC buyer by any stretch of the imagination working in the ICT industry and the sector that I do the majority of my work for has given my a point of view different to most, and experience to match. There are a few brands out there that I am happily using in the environments I manage, however due to customer support I receive from two in paticular (Dell and Acer) I tend to prefer and reccomend them to clients.
However neither of these two brands had anything in their regular line ups that I wanted, well that was until I discovered the Dell now own Alienware.
What I want is “one machine to do it all” and currently for what I want, that meant a customised Alienware M17x R3, but this is only a stop gap because no one makes what I want, so then what DO I want, simple really A dockable tablet with a high resolution screen the size of an A4 (or I would even accept “Letter”) piece of paper, that uses one of the proper digitizers for tablet input as well as being able to use your finger.
The tablet I want to dock into its own keyboard style base simular to some of the other tablets such as the Acer Iconia which contains a keyboard, mouse (touchpad) larger speakers for better output, two video outputs (so when docked I can have 3 screens), multiple USB 3 connections and a large battery pack so that I can extend the tablets capabilities whilst on the road.
The tablet itself should have the same basic specs as a current high-end alienware with high end discrete and intergrated grahpics, 16GB+ of RAM, multi-core processor and twin high-capacity SSD drives to give a high amount of data storage (756GB minimum on each drive)
This “Gaming” tablet woud give me exactly what I am looking for, the only improvements that would then really need to be made to the design are simply one that allow it to keep up to date with current technology.
All in all it should not be too hard to develop something along these lines but the limited market puts the companeis off, I emplore alienware or another company to build this, you would have at least one customer 😛
I know they are not going to build it for me, but we can always dream