Thursday, February 4, 2010
Being portable, MacTab is the complement to My Book in the high-end. The thin wireless keyboard is used as a protection cover for transportation. On the back of the computer a hinge allows it to be put in a vertical position so you can use it on your desk.
The Siafu concept notebook, designed for the blind by Jonathan Lucas, omits a display altogether. Images from applications and Web sites are converted into corresponding 3-D shapes on Siafu's surface.
Dialogue is going to release the Flybook V33i series with a laptop screen which can be moved across its axis. A nice alternative to a static laptop screen we've seen over the last years.
The Vaio Zoom notebook takes everything we know about holographic technology and squeezes it inside a thin glass form factor. When off, the screen is completely transparent and the keyboard goes opaque. Turn it on and the touchscreen holographic festivities begin. Even the mouse buttons are holographic! [via Gizmodo]
Use the pedal to turn digital sheet music or just touch the screen. It also throws in some computer functions by allowing on the fly scoring, note taking, and collaborative writing. When you need a real computer, a keyboard slides out from underneath the screen and use the foot pedal as a stereo to enjoy the music you just played. Designed by Sungho Lee
Felix Schmidberger' s Compenion laptop has a OLED touch screen. The computer itself has an OLED touchscreen, where you can directly work on, much like with a umpc or pda. The whole screen is a slider, as it can be moved forward to reveal a second OLED touchscreen underneath, where you can have a keyboard or working controls, similar to a setup with 2 monitors.
Purity Notebook: right now the in thing with notebook computers are clean lines, and minimal design features. The Purity Notebook takes that to the extreme but manages to throw in a few of its own unique touches like the high lacquer finish
MacBook 0801 is a laptop concept by Isamu Sanada. The keyboard is transparent and ultra-thin .
"Laptop Made Of Wood. Yes, that's right, wood. Nevermind the weight and horrible heat insulation characteristics of the material, it's supposed to look refined, at which it does."
Sung-kyu Nam's DesCom laptop integrates into the desktop surface. And what do you have to do once the laptop is dead or should be repaired?
Lenovo/IBM's Thinkpad is coming back, in a new outfit: Thinkpad reserve edition. The laptop's components are separated; dual-monitor can be placed on the surface allowing multiple people to observe what's happening on it.