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20 Mindblowing Concept Laptop Designs

1 July 2009 39 Comments

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 If you are not able to change with technology then new technology makes you outdated.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.

Fujitsu’s Turn Table PC

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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.

Cario – Notebook On The Go by Anna Lopez

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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.

Intel’s Metro NoteBook

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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 Folding Laptop

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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.

Compenion Laptop Concept

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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.

Frog Concept Design

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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.

Canvas Laptop Concept Designed By Kyle Cherry

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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.

OLPC Hinged Laptop

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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.

DesCom

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Available as part MERE ROTEBURU to display. Placed a strong feeling in the room and suddenly the PC has been expressed in a natural blend with the interior. Keyboard for touch screen technology, in addition to standard keyboard layout and can be. And have a slot on the edge OPUTIKARUDORAIBU. Display, T series and the 22-inch LCD.

Thinkpad reserve edition

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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.

Traveller Laptop by Nikita Golovlev

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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.

Canova Dual Screen Laptop

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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.

HP Concept Laptop

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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.

Samsung Amoled Concept

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Its concept notebook by Samsung features a unique design which is thin and sleek and a touch-sensitive keyboard which lacks tactile feedback.

The Graphite Executive Laptop Concept

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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.

Concept Foldable Laptop/PDA

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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.

LG notebook fuel cell system

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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.

MacTab

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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

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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

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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.

39 Comments »

  • alison said:

    Ooo. These are super nice! I would be scared to use them though; i wouldn’t want them to break! eek!

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  • Phaoloo said:

    Great concepts :D

  • Alex said:

    wow, isn’t this awsome?! the vaio is superb

  • Dean said:

    This is awesome, they seem to be getting thinner and thinner. How much further can they go?

  • sribawono said:

    very very beutyful make me glad and feel great.

  • MushtaQ said:

    All are Awesome Concepts . but when are they goin to be made .. :P

  • Sam said:

    *awe*

  • Namiko said:

    OMG i want them very much…..
    especially the pda

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  • Laptop Guy said:

    I can’t wait until digital paper actually makes it into production devices.

  • ern said:

    These are all crap: they all have OLED flat keyboards! Have any of these designers tried to type on one? It’s freaking impossible. Of course, it looks cool, but it’s completely unusable. They only design these things this way because it’s easier in Photoshop, I swear.

    Why not give us concept designs that would actually function?

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  • James Stewart said:

    These things may no longer be concepts. I’m so eager for the CrunchPad.

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/03/crunchpad-the-launch-prototype/

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  • e11world said:

    I love new design concepts. I’ve seen better ones though.

  • Laptop Computers said:

    vaio is super B!
    awsome!

  • Ted-san said:

    While beautiful, almost all of these are fails from the start. Every flat, non-tactile feedback keyboard throughout history has been a failure. While cool to look at, it is impossible to type effectively without tactile feedback. So these are all devices that put form before function. Fail.

  • vis said:

    amazing ideas but not practical for everyday use

  • Slym said:

    These are really amazing and I really think these are real piece of art but really suspect functionality atlease for some of them. Some are good while others might be good till they are at concept stage.
    Anyways really innovative

  • agates said:

    Those are pretty sweet!!

  • NuQi said:

    Simply breathe taking design…very futuristic.To be honest I don’t think any of these designs will be releaased soon.If so they’ll be beyond reach for the mere pc user.

  • Frank said:

    Meh, keep drooling. None of these are ever going to be actually made. For every created thing there is a million concepts that looked better and didn’t work.

    And in all honesty… I’m glad. None of these would actually do what I need them to do. You know, work as a laptop.

  • Flea said:

    Who needs a laptop when you have an iPhone

  • WallpaperDude said:

    Most of those are too fancy and not practical. Fun to design, not to make, use or have.

  • Chris said:

    Still waiting for a laptop with a built-in ergonomic keyboard!

  • Oridusartic said:

    Wow mostly they’re all very slim and thin, almost like a paper. Very nice!

  • Geeky Nerd said:

    WOW some designs are so COOL! but then again some of them are just horrendous!!!

  • Kelvin said:

    Polish is a bit more complicated because it uses both prepositions and cases to do this job. ,

  • Zach said:

    I ‘ll take 3 Mac tab’s and 2 Vaio’s and an eXtra Large Dr Pepper!

  • Nepal Trekking said:

    Absolutely Mind blowing laptop design. i like very much. your blog make me to buy new laptop. thanks for making this informative blog

  • Aaron Pearson said:

    These are very cool! I don’t know how on earth they’re going to pull that foldable one out of the air, but I guess anything is pretty much possible these days.

  • IOB said:

    Really cool designs! If they were real and I had ‘disposable’ income, I’d probably buy more than one of these. Unfortunately they are not, and like most product concepts, they will never become reality and so I am force to not care until they are, in fact, real. =/

  • Nouman said:

    Great concept, now if only some of these become reality :S

  • Geraldine said:

    The concepts are really greAT.. I just hope they won’t be just a concept. I want to see them real.. :)

  • hdaui said:

    How i hope i will own them.

  • IT Consultant Austin said:

    Looking forward to some of these becoming a reality.

  • Laptopaholic said:

    Definitely out of the box

  • Saleem said:

    Why such a beautiful things do not transfer to Afghanistan?
    Afghan People like more this

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