Technology.am (July 1, 2009) — The technological trends change very fast. If you are not able to change with technology then new technology makes you outdated. So, we have to keep an eye on the past and future trends of technology.
Initially an idea makes a concept which in turn takes shape and then we see the products based on that concept in the coming days, months or year. Enlisted below are such concept laptops which may be a trend of our future.
Aspiring DJs to scratch and spin digital media files on the Turn Table PC, a prototype of a combo system from Fujitsu that can serve as a notebook or as a digital turntable.
The design calls for a 20-inch LCD screen that can be folded closed to use the turntable function. Users control the turntable by a touch screen on the outside of the notebook’s lid. Also in the future tech department, Fujistu showed the Ultra Mobile, a handheld computer with a touch screen that includes a built-in digital camera, a digital music player, and support for wireless Internet access. The same size as a CD jewel case, the Ultra Mobile uses a novel method to turn the system on and off: users rotate the front half of the machine–including the screen–45 degrees, changing the computer’s shape from a square to a star.
A slim line, lightweight concept Notebook for the mobile worker. This notebook gives the user possibility to use it without a notebook bag. As Adjusted for use in car whilst stationary to enable a work space for the business commuter. Inside the car the notebook is designed to fit the interior, Once connected into the cars system, through the notebook the user has easy access to personalize the vehicles environment and settings to their preferences. The Notebook would only work in the car while driving as a HUD (head up display) with the projector, for a safe driving. And turn into workmode while stationary and adjusted on the drivers steering wheel.
The “metro notebook”, an ultra-thin, ultra-light laptop for the ladies. Designed to be carried over the shoulder, the sub-0.7in thick, 1kg device sports an always-on secondary display for fast info updates. Core 2 Duo, a colour non-volatile e-ink display, entirely wireless communications with reconfigurable antennae able to switch between the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and WiMAX links the laptop’s envisaged to maintain.
Fujitsu reckon they’ve got the ultimate UMPC licked, with this swish design for a laptop which literally folds in half to fit your pocket.
Toting extra keys inside for gaming, the half-pint lappy also packs in a finger print reader, so all your data’s secure should it slip down the back of a stranger’s sofa.
Felix Schmidberger design for a laptop for 2015 with OLED touch screen. It consists of two sliding OLED screens, one of which can be used as a keyboard, where necessary. Our opinion is that while this is the nicest looking concept we have seen, we suspect that innovation will outstrip this vision significantly by then.
The Gelfrog converges style and function. The final product is rugged, yet flexible enough to be used in the classroom, in the urban jungle, or on the nature trail. Encased in a smart skin, the gelfrog displays image content from a mobile mirror, photo slide show, video projector and everything in between. Wireless technology enables immersive and interactive learning. Through video capture capabilities and just-in-time data library access, the gelfrog is both a journal of student experiences and a window to new worlds.
It is a futuristic concept laptop that is supposed to provide a better quality for the designer and also its said that it will raise the productive rate of the artist. It will feature a very thin touchscreen and the other components will look just about the same but they will be better adjusted.
The OLPC engineers and partners were most interested in the designs that more closely resembled a traditional laptop. Yet the machine also had to double as an e-book and be easily portable. So as the designers continued to develop the concept through physical models, they evaluated how each possible architecture would perform in each mode and transform between them.
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Lenovo have a dedicated website for the Thinkpad reserve edition. When IBM handed all of their laptop division to Lenovo, many feared that the classic Thinkpad design would lose its way. While the reserve edition smacks of the type of design common to limited editions it is nonetheless a very interesting machine.
This is not a laptop purse, but we include it because it shows a foldable screen, something that we are surprised that hasn’t been played around with more in concept designs. Concept design by Nikita Golovlev.
The Canova dual screen laptop may look like two chunky light boxes hinged together, but its an idea that is repeated in many concept designs these days, and who knows, perhaps Apple are working on something like this. That would surely blow away the Optimus Maximus keyboard.
In October 2006 HP’s CTO of the HP Personal Systems Group, Phil McKinney showed several of HP’s recent concept designs. If this laptop prototype is anything to go by then HP have some much nicer designs on the way.
Its concept notebook by Samsung features a unique design which is thin and sleek and a touch-sensitive keyboard which lacks tactile feedback.
At the heart of the machine are two thin layers of metal. These layers incorporate all of the electromechanical elements needed to drive the computational and software functionality. This substructure element is also secured to the outer metal clamshell rings. These rings help capture the smoked plastic enclosures that seal the unit completely. Since the laptop sends and receives all information wirelessly, it can be seamless with no cracks, crevices, or plugs to allow moisture or debris inside.
It has been a while since we featured a concept piece on TFTS, primarily because little of what we have come across of late has particularly inspired us – but that’s certainly not the case when it comes to this concept PDA
unit which, from an aesthetic standpoint alone, certainly hits the mark.
Designed for notebooks, the fuel cell will also be able to power handheld devices such as portable media players and mobile phones, LG Chem said, by connecting to their USB ports.
Still, LG Chem’s prototype isn’t exactly compact, as the company’s photos show. It said the fuel-cell unit weighs under 1kg.
It is the complement to MyBook in the high-end. The incredibly thin wireless keyboard is used as a protection cover for transportation. It stays in place with a combination of magnets and notches.
Vaio Zoom notebook features a holographic glass screen that goes transparent and a keyboard that turns opaque when turned off. Turn it on and the touchscreen holographic festivities begin.
Macbook 0801 concept laptop by Isamu Sanada is more like a black version of the now Macbook Air. It also features an ultra-thin keyboard and a very sleek design.