Thursday, August 14, 2008

Monster Laptop

John Nack of Adobe has posted about a new, massive laptop from Lenovo (the company that bought out IBM's PC products.) This sucker has a quad-core processor, up to 3 internal disks and up to 8Gb of RAM, a 17" monitor with NVidia video, and ... are you ready? ... a built-in Wacom tablet!

Yes, mainstream computing has finally recognized the importance of tablets. This machine is being targetted mainly at photographers using Photoshop, I think, but it certainly benefits all of us by raising the bar for what creative tools can be expected to be available on a laptop.

By the way, the title of this blog post, "I can has monster laptop," is a play on the "I can has cheezburger" caption that went with a cat photo posted on 4chan.org. That photo and caption spawned an entire multi-million-dollar mini-industry of posting cat pictures, using them on t-shirts, etc. So there's another intersection of technology and art: viral marketing.

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