Tablets Go Paper Thin

Intel, Plastic Logic, and Queen’s University are working together on the PaperTab, a flexible paper computer that looks like a sheet of paper but is actually a fully functional and interactive tablet.

The device is flexible and features a high-resolution 10.7″ plastic display made by Plastic Logic with touchscreen, and a second-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Users have ten interactive displays or “PaperTabs” that they can use on the tablet, one for each application being used. “Within five to ten years, most computers, from ultra-notebooks to tablets, will look and feel just like these sheets of printed color paper,” said Roel Vertegaal, director of the Human Media Lab at Queen’s.