Top Ten slick laptop designs takes the technology and cool-factor of an already compact gadget and multiplies it several times over. Who says laptops only need to be boring, tech accessories for business associates and IT pros? They would still be inviting enough for a teenager or a housewife to absolutely use them like their fashion statement.
Up first is a notebook which does away with the display altogether, instead using it’s malleable surface to prep the web design and illustration/ graphical interfacing in 3-D shapes. Originally designed for the blind, this might just be the gadget you wanna own if you’re a sales person for real-estate or furnishing.
Imagine a notebook which can be placed like an easel and artists can use the stylus to do their magic, or attached to the steering of a car – what’s more, it would project maps and tie up to show the back camera of the car. Straight from James Bond movies? You bet! Anna Lopez delivers a winner.
Flybook V33i series from Dialogue replaces the traditional statis screen experience with a very cool take on the screen which can swivel, move back and forth or turn around it’s axis.
One for the future! The coolness of holographic projection technology squeezed inside it’s sleek, super-skinny glass form of a screen. When switched off, it disappears completely, while the keyboard turns opaque. Even the touch-pad is holographic.
This is how we want the laptops of future. Eco-friendly and environmentally aware, the LG e-book uses fuel cell batteries, less material and features organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology. Winner of ‘Best concept design’ RED Dot Award, it doesn’t look too shabby either.
Desined by Felix Schmidberger, the Compenion is completely OLED surface, like the PDA or Smartphone surfaces. So you can directly work on those. But the kicker is a sliding mechanism to reveal another screen below, which doubles up as the extra screen ( like an extended desktop monitor setting) , or may be used as a KB. Sleek!
The freakishly clean lines of this DesCom installs the laptop as a part of your desktop. Eat your heart out workstations. However, designer Sung-kyu Nam might have to worry about the repair plans, eh?
Back to future! Remember the old boys – the big daddy of the genre – IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads? well, they’re back – bigger, better and cranking more horsepower. Now they have parts which cna be fully dismembered, and a dual screen to enable shared vision. Code-sharing made easy!
When NYTimes threw open the challenge of designing a laptop which will appeal to the teenagers, yet also make it a perfect learning accessory for young students – The Gelfrog delivered the best of both worlds in a sleek, lissome binder with an ultra-portable module and individualized flair with colors.
Mac has never shied away from putting the sophistication into their design. Yet, the MyBook makes this list for arguably being one of their more rugged designs, yet managing to be among the lightest tablet PCs around. Add to it, the touch-sensitive screen is completely adaptable to bright daylight thanks to the latest transflective generation of LCD screens. The screen can rotate 180′ (of course!) and automatically set itself to portrait or landscape mode.