@Konstantinos @Mike @nawthor @iKirin
Folks, the reason i started this thread is to kindle the idea of if its really worth having a tables below form factor the one we have already in the market today (Surface & V) form factor useful as a 2in1 (laptops)???
I myself will struggle using a device that is more smaller in size (e.g. 11", 10" 8", 9" or 7") below 7" this you have smartphone pamphlets. You can in fact see a 7" Laptop here in IGG...
I am not talking on reducing the size here as its useless (my emphasis), i am talking about different form factor, like instead of Rectangle a Square shaped (just an example), instead of flat front and back a curved shape (may be like the new Samsung s8), or any other innovative idea.
May be a @Konstantinos @Mike modular one (this is what i like to see in future), here is what i believe our next project should be...the idea behind this business model is...
A: We Standardise a external form factor, and fix on that (this is our housing) and a standard set of component as base.
B: Rest all other component that goes into the housing are all modular, you name it...here is few example...
1. I want replace LCD panel (reason: broken, bored) and change to better AMOLED, etc. 'Eve' can take the order and process the cost of the same, and if needed user can buy from Market (if they support EVE standard modular design), the user can buy from them (better competition) and install it as DIY. It should have a self sliding and locking design just like how to put your case cover to your premium mobile device.
2. I want to have 1TB SDD (base is 512) the user can do this & open as DIY and install it.
3. eGPU (of course if not shouldered to MB), etc.
Yes, this will rattle up few industry who needs to know that user no longer want a set of hardware that has a life expectancy of 3-4 years, but can upgrade themselves based on their needs time to time.
Does this sound like a good innovative idea? I am pretty sure no one in the industry has attempted it so far as its not a good business model where we will be shooting ourself, but industry need to also understand the cost of wasting resource and going green is also tied to this business model.
It should not be confused with LG smartphone last year modular attempt and its failure where the modular was an attempt to external attachment/functions and not to their own internals. We attempt both internal and external. E.g. of external, may be mount a eGPU on our standard base, or a Projector, etc.
V deals with Original component Manufacturing and distribution, competitors coming with their own challenged better design, open market for components, re-engineer better components YoY, cost only of the components, etc.
Are we ready for this kind of innovation?