Part of last nights MG was some discussion over what this interesting tablet device teased at IDF was. Well it’s no longer a mystery, it turns out it’s a boring medical tablet. A Panasonic Toughbook to be precise. How exactly is this big news? I mean is it a Transformer? Does it become a kick ass robot to help protect me from the Decepticons? Does it make me pie? Can I say “Bitch, get in the kitchen and make me some pie” in my best Cartman imitation and a mere hour later have some delicious pie? I doubt it.
There is still some hope, maybe the tablet is powered by some super secret Intel processor we don’t know about. I mean there’s already an Atom powered medical tablet, so this would have to be something new. The problem is there doesn’t appear to be anything but Nehalem (code name for Intel’s new Core i7 processors) on the horizon. It seems most likely that Intel was trying to create some buzz just for the sake of buzz, stupid move.