Modular Computing — It’s About Time!

On November 7th, Antelope Technologies will launch the first truly modular computer (at least, as far as I know). What is a modular computer? It’s something I have been envisioning for about 5 years now, and something I can remember my father talking about for at least 20 years. It’s a separation between the computer and its form factor, so one computer becomes your hand-held, desktop and laptop. And in my opinion, it’s long overdue. If Antelope delivers on what they are promising, we can finally stop waiting on the mythical OQO ultra-personal hand-held PC.

One Response to Modular Computing — It’s About Time!

  1. Interesting idea, but in order for it to be truly useful (IMHO), they need to scale it down further. Their handheld shell look enormous, and weighs nearly 2 lbs (with the core in it), so it is really more of a tablet PC than a handheld in that format. In desktop mode, the 1ghz celeron, 256MB RAM and 10GB drive is horribly underpowered. This really seems to be a jack of all trades, and master of none.I think my 12″ powerbook is a better example of modular computing – full featured desktop system that operates as a highly capable portable.