“Proview began work on its own ‘iPAD’ product in 1998, and guess what, it is an all-in-one computer that looks like Apple’s Fruity iMac,” Chris Chang reports for M.I.C. Gadget.
“While’s Proview’s iPAD (Internet Personal Access Device) doesn’t look anything like Apple’s iPad — or any kind of tablets in the market today, for that matter — it does bear a striking resemblance to Apple’s fruity iMac, which happened to also have been first introduced in 1998,” Chang reports. “So, Proview’s iPAD is an all-in-one computer that features a 15-inch (800 x 600) CRT monitor, has a processor running at 265MHz, comes with 32MB DRAM, 16GB DOM flash card for storage purpose, two USB ports, two RJ-11 jacks, Ethernet port, headphone and mic ports, two PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports, and a parallel port for connecting printers.”
Much more, and more photos, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: 20,000 since 1998 is a rounding error. Apple quality control rejects that many actual iPads every month.
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