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Apple Mac PowerTablet: Coming Soon?

Maybe I should call this a PowerTablet or a TabletBook to fit into the Apple naming scheme, but ever since I've seen folks with spiffo tablet PCs (notably Steve Gillmor, who is a reluctant evangelist for the devices, and Robert Scoble, who writes about them with some frequency on his blog) the vision of a tablet Mac has been running through my head.

And then I remembered that a key technology is already built in to Mac OS X -- handwriting recognition -- and that with the addition of people hacking the latest developer release of Mac OS X that's hardware compatible with Intel computers, we might well be able to hobble together a Mac tablet, uhm, PowerTablet today!

For the hardware, I think I'd go for...