While one doesn’t want to invoke Charles H. Duell, the truth is that the hardware has gotten amazingly good, and I’m hard-pressed to think of something which hasn’t been at least tried:
- pretty much every sort of hinge
- myriad keyboard configurations
- dual-screen devices such as Lenovo Yogabook 9i
It’s kind of amazing to think that I could buy two Wacom One 13" w/ Touch displays, plug them into a Mac Mini or Raspberry Pi 5, work up some sort of case, and have something which would weigh less and be about as portable as my GRiDcase III Plus (save for a battery, but maybe that could be integrated into the case?).
The one thing which isn’t being done is some sort of multi-function interface/connector intended for folding — and of course there’s the whole dumbing down of the software — I’m beginning to worry that there’s a window where the Mac OS will work with a stylus in a way not over-ridden by touch which is open for the moment, but will be closing in a too-soon future update.
Here’s to hoping (again) that Samsung will make their own dual-screen unit w/ Wacom EMR…