The ranking chosen for this top is based on how cool these concepts are but also on how realistic their design is, because in our view it is more important that such a machine to be functional and reliable, rather than just futuristic looking.
10. On the last position we decided to place the Anna Lopez’s concept, a notebook designed with the focus on car drivers needs, for which would be helpful a mobile device easy attachable to the rudder.
As the use of this lightweight laptop is limited, because of its special design dedicated to mobile workers, with a full screen keyboard and a transparent display, capable to work in your car with the possibility to catch your attention from driving, we had to leave it at the end of the list of the top 10 coolest laptop concepts.
9. Again a very futuristic system that Hewlett Packard liked a lot and exposed it at the HP Invent event last year.
The company didn’t talk much about this notebook but it wanted us to have a view about how the future HP notebooks would look like.
8. V12 Design, an industrial and engineering studio from Italy presented the Canova Dual Touch Screen Laptop to show us all how a futuristic 2-displays system would look like, and indeed it is interesting, but not that close to the near future’s reality to deserve a better position in our top.
This notebook would have 2 touch-sensitive displays and more than that they would support the multi-touch technology.
The concept would be helpful for those that work with graphic editors – one of the 2 displays would be the monitor while the other one would transform into a keyboard but it also provide sketch pad, graph paper, music score, the electronic pen and a special hardware configuration to meet the smooth functioning requirements.
7. On the 7th position we have the concept coming from Fujitsu, exposed at CEATEC, designed with the focus on one large sector as you would see.
It is equipped with touch keypad, backlit display, a 5.1 surround sound system, music keys, and second display for showing detailed information about the song playing. In conclusion it would be the perfect mobile digital player.
Fujitsu DJ laptop, as it was called, has a 20-inch primary LCD display easily folded closed to enable the turntable function, which can be accessed via a touch-sensitive screen on the outside.
This concept is focused on the music sector but has other impressive capabilities so we decided to leave it on this place in our top, and to search for something with more functionalities and dedicated to all domains.
6. Now comes the Flexi PDA concept which is very cool but not for those that prefer something stylish or neutral.
What’s unique here is the flexible display that would allow us to open the system and change its form, as Daniel Alexander, its designer describes it.
According to him, this laptop would fold base on the flexible screen technology, allowing us to use it as a mobile phone even outside because it is also waterproof.
It occupies place number 6 because its look would not be on everyone’s taste.
5. The green concept here is called Gelfrog and was conceived by the Frog Design team that made it so lightweight and thin so anyone could carry it as a news paper.
It’s made from a super-pliable rubberized material that would act like a mobile mirror, picture slide show and even a video projector.
And now the unrealistic part:
Gelfrog uses something like a cloning algorithm that scans people’s outfits to project a matching pattern on its own surface, allowing people to scan images from around and then study different subjects using the same interface.
Too futuristic but cool enough to be on the 5th position.
4. Closer to reality is Fujitsu Fab PC laptop concept that has an electronic paper display type, e-ink, with tissue covering, which makes it very flexible and lightweight.
It would look like an office folder when opened.
3. Intel had a great idea too, after collaborating with Ziba Design, and came up with this 0.7 inches thick laptop having a width of 17.7 inches and a weight of 2.25 pounds (1Kg).
Again we encounter the e-ink material for an external display that would show a photo, the calendar, or your daily schedule.
The Intel Mobile Metro notebook meets the following requirements: it is modern, supports all wireless network types and the latest mobile computing capabilities.
According to Roger Kay, the president of consultancy Endpoint Technologies Associates, for this concept, Intel used high quality resistant materials such as champagne-colored magnesium and decorated it with gold accents.
In Ziba’s view, this notebook is like a jewelry.
Intel Mobile Metro has a diary-like folder attached to it via magnets, capable of wireless charging.
2. Compenion prototype is on the 2nd place because of its two OLED touch-sensitive displays from which one would be used as keyboard, while the other one as an additional display.
Felix Schhmidberger wanted it to have a slider design and to serve as a series of docking stations.
The home dock would have a projector for viewing videos, and the office would have an ergonomic keyboard for example.
The multi-touch screen would be accessed with both fingers and a senstylus.
This notebook could have many different functionalities and has a great look too but we had to put it in the same balance with the Vaio Zoom concept, and you will see why Compenion remained on this position.
1. For this beautiful glass display that becomes completely transparent when the laptop is not in use, the touch-sensitive keyboard that becomes opaque when not in use, and it’s extremely thin shell, the Vaio Zoom Holographic Concept notebook deserves the first position in top 10 coolest laptop concepts of all times.
We think that this concept is showing us how future laptops would look like, while the designer wanted to create something that satisfies the requests of people for a perfect designed notebook.
Such a system would be extremely thin, the lightest, and would look exactly like in these pictures.
Eno Setiawan designed it after he gathered the latest statistics about how people would want their laptop to look like.
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