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Fascinating to far-fetched: 15 concept laptops

Fascinating and far-fetched PCs

Many of these concepts may never leave the drawing board or lab, but we can always dream...and in some cases, be thankful.

iWeb 2.0

This futuristic concept is surprisingly retro.

Designer Yang Yongchang's petite iWeb 2.0 portable has a folding keyboard that expands to desktop-like dimensions.

Given the laptop's tiny, 6.5in screen size, an expandable keyboard makes sense.

So what makes it retro? The iWeb is a variation of the butterfly keyboard concept that IBM tried briefly back in the 1990s.

Siafu

Designed for the sight-impaired, the Siafu is unlike any laptop we've encountered.

Eschewing a conventional display, designer Jonathan Lucas's concept PC features a tactile interface that converts screen images to 3D shapes.

It also offers voice recognition in lieu of a conventional keyboard.

NEXT PAGE: Compenion and Valentine

  1. Fascinating and far-fetched PCs
  2. Projection PCs and Flexible displays
  3. The Napkin PC and the Asus Waveface Light
  4. The Sony Vaio Zoom and the Asus Dual-Screen Portable
  5. The iWeb 2.0 and Siafu
  6. Compenion and Valentine
  7. The Asus Origami and Moonlight
  8. The Asus Stealth


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