When we build Electronic Circuits with many Interacting Blocks or Modules, We put a small 5mm Tall Copper Pin in the PCB or a PAD without masking. This is a Test or Troubleshooting Point. This is where you can probe with a scope, dmm or logic analyzer.
Any Device with Computing Abilities and an Integrated Screen of Size 7
Inches or more can be called a Pad, Tablet, Netbook, Laptop, Notebook
or Desktop according to the size and use.
In this Professional, Serious and Productive Work can be done.
The All-in-One Low Power Desktop PC or the Nettop clinging behind the
Monitor are the “Heir Apparent” of your Erstwhile Power Hungry Tower
The 14-15 inch Notebooks with or without being convertible to Touch-Tablet is the clear winning computing device.
Innovate Next Notepad
The Mousepad and Mouse have to be Integrated in the side of the keyboard. The Touchpad has to be replaced by some Invention.
We could slide a tray on the right of the Laptop, which becomes the
Mousepad or GesturePad. A low profile flat wireless mouse docked at the
bottom of the Laptop (wireless charging on dock) is removed and put on
the Pad. The Mouse is back …..life is much much better.
It could also be just a GesturePad as big as a mouse pad, A sturdy
thin unbreakable reinforced poly carbonate pad that slides into the
Notebook when not in use.
To use it, keep the entire palm on the pad and make Touch-Screen like
Gestures, The three main fingers all can tap to simulate
click/double-click and even the page scroll with middle finger.
An Embedded Device less than 5 Inches is a Portable Communication and
Gaming Device only. This is not good enough as a Computing Device.
What we now need is the GesturePad that slides from the right of the Laptop along with TouchScreen Laptops that have already arrived.
Please pay attention to an earnest plea from a person who has pulled
cards and ram from xt-at 286-386 days. Some people are innovating, at
least follow those lines. Help make Desktop Computing Obsolete.
and Convertibles that means Tablets that transform into Laptops and
Desktops. Then the Abominable Laptop Hinge or Lid failure will not
Tablets, Nettops, Netbooks and Notebooks are the future. Low power consumption, wireless, light, modular, low voltage.
you are still fanatic about Desktop Computers, here are the ways you
can move in the right direction, from legacy to Futuristic !
Make the internals of a Desktop computer, Dust Free. 50 Microns particle, not any larger.
Make the Desktop Computer SMPS and design Earth Free, Two Wire Only, No Y caps.
Let it work on a 12-24 V DC Bus/Grid Standard, With External Connectors. Adapter Outside.
No Fan should be used, No moving or Rotating parts inside, No Wires, good connectors.
Modular Plugin, Stackable System to be used for External CDROM/DVD and HDD Drives.
Flash Integration Internal for main OS Firmware and External Flash like HDD Stackable.
DVD, HDD, Flash Expansion on USB Removable or SATA Stackable like Building Blocks.
For a Whooping One Grand, People deserve a Backplane Plugin Architecture in the Desktop.
Box, LCD/LED Monitor, HDD, Wi-Fi must not consume more than a Maximum of 50 Watts.
All Internal and External Modules and Devices should go to quiescent state, non-obtrusively.
More to come, as i try to fix and break some more ...
A software and External Hardware, Interfacing on LAN or USB or even
WiGig when it comes. The hardware contains HDD/Flash, RAM and RAW
Processing power. This is not like Hyper Threading or multi-core cpu,
but addresses same issue.
Software sees resources load on PC and when it feels RAM, CPU or HDD is
getting stressed; it moves some work to the external box which is on
standby consuming low power. Like playing music is lesser priority then
say checking email.
The Software Resource manager moves the Music Player
and dependencies open in RAM to the Resource outside via USB and makes a
Glitch-less switch. This can be remembered as a setting and used
whenever the external resource is plugged in. Like RAID but for
Home/Small Office users to use redundant capacities. Hardware scales
up/down with needs and does not hog electrical power.
lot of Processing Power and other resources go waste, consuming
valuable energy in the present desktops. How faster things can be if all
peripherals were on TCP/IP and Wireless (optical). This way an external
resource box can directly play the speakers or print too without taking
Main CPU time.