not meaning to hijack the thread, but the motheboard-behind-screen allows the AI guys to turn the keyboard into a 'docking-station'-type of add-on, the major benefit of which may be the second, larger battery (IIRC). please note i'm not citisizing Genesi's design here, just saying that AI may indeed have an innovative design on their hands.
No problem, that is a valid observation. The other thing is though is that having the battery in the screen and a battery in the keyboard makes it all the more heavy!
Also would you really travel around with a tablet and no docking station? I don't think it really works in real life. You may as well drop it on a desk and wire it up so it charges when it's down, have a nice stand and a nice USB keyboard (full size). It would be cheaper to have that than a $100 keyboard+battery module.
on that note, when can i expect you guys to announce a smartpowerbook? ; )
When a desktop-capable PowerPC processor appears that fits the market. The only one right now is the MPC8610, and it's a little too expensive to compete except with really high end Atom systems.
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA Inc.
Product Development Analyst