That’s pretty much what went through my head on reading TechRadar’s report about Lenovo’s proposed 23-inch tablet. Now, I largely agree with Steve Jobs that 10ish inches is about the right size for a tablet. It’s big enough to enable more complex interfaces than you get on smartphone apps—something that seven-inch tablets don’t fare well with. Instead, they come across like SMARTPHONES FOR GIANTS.
Someone at Lenovo presumably, then, was thinking about gaps in the tablet ecosystem and yelped “what if Godzilla wanted a tablet?”, because that’s the only explanation that makes any sense.
We think that there is potential for a 23-inch tablet
—said William Cai, Lenovo’s senior specialist in marketing, apparently with a straight face. Fair enough—maybe loads of people have been looking at iMacs and thinking, man, if only that thing didn’t have a stand. Or a keyboard. And I could lug it around the house, like some crazy person, yelling LOOK AT THE SIZE OF MY ONE, to envious and surprised bystanders.
We’d have to take care of battery life and we are working to get the weight down.
No kidding. Maybe also consider supplying each one with a year’s gym entry, or possibly a small crane.