Laptop Of The Future: Apple, Your Move

Submitted by: PENtrap 7 years ago in Tech

Nice--this laptop makes the iPad look like... the iPad.
There are 117 comments:
Male 712
Calm down, everyone. From the power plug it looks like it`s only made for use in continental Europe.

Once they make a power supply for America, then we wait for a couple of generations while the bugs are worked out, the price comes down and it runs Linux.
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Male 16
Reminds me of the Nokia morph
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Male 167
YO. QUIERO.
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Male 716
Apple scares me.

They have some good ideas, but they themselves are evil.

(By the way, this reminds me of a flexible Ipad)

Come on Microsoft! You must beat them!.
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Female 570
yeah the roll in the center looks weird, the support at the back looks very unstable and the loog doesnt look very good... looks old, as for the rest, its fkn awesome!i wouldnt get one though, too fancy.
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Male 238
I would prefer if the roll in the centre went away, and it would suck if it still had USB ports.
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Male 326
I hope this comes to pass. Sleek, badass, and practical. Nice!
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Female 351
I just drooled a bit.
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Female 5,222
:OOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 14
this really makes me glad I was born when I was
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Male 291
that is one sexy laptop
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Male 86
Nothing says "Buy our Laptop!" more, than funky porno music.
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Male 675
Makes me wonder what technologies go into this, the tower looks to be the most interesting part, seeing as it houses the USB ports, webcam, speaker, and power button. They don`t mention how the power unit attaches to the unit at all, so that part is rather puzzling to me. Its a great concept, would be sweet to see a prototype.
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Male 40
Iroll
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Male 66
I will buy this
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Male 224
his right arm doesn`t move when walking. wat.
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Female 7
This won`t happen. It`s way too thick to carry around. If anything, laptops will be all holograms in the future. Not that crap.
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Male 426
Looks fun
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Male 2,552
I liked the concept, but whoever was responsible for the choice of music better never get that task again. Or have a learning curve the shape of a cliff in how to match music to your purpose and audience.
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Male 203
The idea of this invention looks rather convinent.
Although the music, NOT very good choice.
Call me what you will, but I personally am looking foward to when this device hits the shelves.
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Male 38
seems way awkward to carry around. isnt the lap-top good enough?
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Female 674
I really don`t think this is plausible either. I can see this thing becoming a piece of junk. And why would you carry something so light and awkward on a strap on your shoulder?
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Male 1,265
Want!!
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Male 427
With that music, it felt like that guy was about to get it on with the laptop.
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Male 339
That music does NOT go with that product. :)
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Male 876
I-A-B!!! How has this itkonlyyou45 bot been allowed to get up to 78 posts without being banned, or better yet destroyed???
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Male 782
Will we walk like that in the future?
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Female 547
Fekkin awesome! Just right a number down, any number, and I will pay that price.
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Male 2,690
Hmmm...interesting to say the least..
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Male 707
"the music in the background sounded like bad porno music"

isnt that just what that is? porn i mean.. just like edgar, i came.. twice
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Male 1,045
i just had an orgasm,
happen to anybody else?
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Male 63
the music in the background sounded like bad porno music
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Female 3,574
I still think it would be more practical if it folded in half. Then it be much more compact and easy to slip between the other stuff in your bag, but still have the benefit of being able to fold out into a larger surface. I really don`t think the yoga mat shape is very practical or portable.
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Male 155
Ya they actually developed roll up screens years ago... but at that time the screens were black and white only like what you would see on a first generation gameboy or something.

This, however, is muuuuuch better and I could easily see it possible if they could make the internals of a computer spaced out enough to roll up like that... I mean, they already can do it with a screen but getting the inside to roll like that would be tricky.
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Male 440
Not bad. By the time one hits the market the design will be even better, I assume. Would love to have one. I especially like the touchscreen keyboard allowing for a bigger screen when you`re not typing.
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Female 1,001
WANT
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Female 169
I want one!!! ... where so I get one??? ... and who do I have to kill to get one?!?!?
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Male 63
I second kimkio`s sentiment... sigh...
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Female 8,125
How lovely- beautiful design. I would hope this would be something they could produce in a while!
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Male 3,619
WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT

cus f*** you ipad
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Female 876
O_O *drools*

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Male 286
@ rakoonhat

If you watch it the video the thing is segemented. Its not like a perfect roll like a roll of paper. SO it could easily hold a pen in one segment and a stand in another.
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Male 2,688
Morrigann wins!

Flawless Victory.....

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Female 654
some of those features couldnt work. if its flexible enough to be rolled up like a used towel than the stand wouldnt be strong enough to hold it up or be able to hide a pen inside of it. the keyboard would have to be heat sensitive since it cant really be "keys". that i actually like...but the whole rolling up is too strange.
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Female 582
Wait -- so if our technology is this sophisticated, why the hell are we still using USBs?

Lame. I vote for holograms.
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Male 194
I want
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Male 914
my god the muzak is terrible, like being in Barry White`s nightmares
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Male 774
I like how their logo resembles Appature Science.

But in all seriousness the only beef I have with this would be the keyboard because I rely heavily on feedback from my fingers this would leave me constantly shifting my fingers around for the home row. :|
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Male 774
I like how their logo resembles Appature Science.

But in all seriousness the only beef I have with this would be the keyboard because I rely heavily on feedback from my fingers this would leave me constantly shifting my fingers around for the home row. :|
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Male 587
Nice.. So what is the word on when that is coming out?
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Female 31
Wow, I`m impressed! :]
I think that`s a pretty awesome idea, dunno if it`ll ever happen... but it sure should!
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Male 3,915
props to morrigann....anyway....

nothing like porn music to tell me about the future...
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Female 836
I WANT ONE SO VERY BADLY!!!
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Male 680
Hmm, not too bad.

Anyone else think this was made by Aperture Science at first? :D
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Male 18
the cool thing is, this is actually possible... once we learn how to mass produce carbon nanotubs
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Male 317
@ morrigann

Classic :D
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Male 987
@Morrigann
I really should`ve seen that coming
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Male 480
I have a feeling that it will be awhile before this thing *puts on sunglasses* rolls out

YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!
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Male 207
It looks cool and all, but it will probably break really easily. Cool idea though.

And to itkonlyyou, you are really really annoying.
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Female 3,574
Check out these gadgets!

Really interesting laptop, iPad type thing and MP3 player made with OLED screens! Now THESE look interesting and tangible even!
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Male 199
Lol @ the "your move, apple". Reality vs a complete conceptualization is hard to understand, no?
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Male 478
This is true innovation but remains unreal until it becomes more than pixels on a screen.
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Male 50
i like
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Female 540
porno music / comment time, anybody?
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Male 1,674
" I could just as easily watch starwars and jump for joy at what the future holds..."

Star Wars happened in the *past* dummy.
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Male 84
if it is actually made I will be interested, otherwise I could just as easily watch starwars and jump for joy at what the future holds... plus theres no lightsaber
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Male 773
Breaking News: The widescreen version also doubles as a baseball bat. ^^
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Male 7,378
Congrats Germany on what? All I see is a CGI of something that doesn`t exist.
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Female 1,386
If its going to be something bulky enough to need to carry like a bag/purse... how does it differ all that much from a laptop?
Its just... er... rounder.
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Male 842
I`m intrigued...obviously there would be several bugs to work out, but after those get worked out I`d consider looking at getting one.
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Male 52
mind = blown. Well done, Germans.
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Male 3,482
[quote]The porn music is incredibly appropriate for this.[/quote]

It should... Since it rolls up, if this ever comes out, there`ll be a video within the next week of someone literally...

Well, you get the picture.

Anyway, cool concept, but I`d still rather have a laptop, and a desktop over that any day. I love my tower.
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Female 1,682
-epic epic epic want-
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Female 3,574
@hehehenerd LOL omg now I can`t unsee it XD
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Female 3,574
@Little-Red, I have a cintiq for work. It is awesome.

The trouble with this laptop is I doubt it would be powerful enough to run Photoshop CS5 or another graphics program without skipping and crap. I had a tablet PC and that was my biggest problem, so I opted for the cintiq attached to a desktop instead. It`s pretty rare (and expensive) to find portability and real computing power and I`m sure this would be no exception.
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Male 5,970
I thought of this when I saw the emblem:


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Male 10,855
Their slogan: "It`s not a laptop, it`s a rolltop!"
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Female 31
WANT... I`ve been wanting a wacom cintiq for ages now and it looks like this does exactly the same job but in a truely portable unit (For those who dont know a cintiq is a drawing tablet where you draw directly on the screen, but you use it as a separate monitor and it will also set you back around £1500 for the large one) This new one would be all i need and hopefully lesser in price after a few years. I want it to be the future now please!!
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Male 1,254
It`s interesting, but I feel the first products will be pretty buggy.

Sure they`ve been developing it and may even have a working prototype, but chances are something like this will need several years to settle into a more stable system. I`ll stick with my desktops for a bit longer.
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Male 236
i fapped to this.
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Male 1,598
why is there porn music?!
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Female 3,574
idk, I think I`d rather it fold in half. At least then it would be flat lol.
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Male 505
I want it, but i`d carry it in my backpack not with that strap...
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Male 12,365
Good point on the optical drive - you can`t bend those. Although you could work around it with an external optical drive attached via USB, that`s just something else to carry.

OLEDs use less power than LCDs, so it wouldn`t be as bad as it first seems, but I think you`re right on that too. It`s a very large screen and the rest of the hardware accounts for most of the power consumption anyway.

The screen size is the only practical advantage I can see over a current laptop. This could have a 30 inch widescreen and still roll small enough to be easily portable.
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Female 509
Nice concept. And the man shaking his bootay at the beginning doesn`t hurt either.
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Male 1,195
I`m not going to get something that does less than an actual laptop does just because it looks cool.
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Female 1,306
I`m loving the funky music.
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Male 41
Music made me feel like I was watching a bad porno.
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Male 730
Nice porn music.
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Male 2,344
Anyone can make a quick computerized dream concept, now lets see them actually try and fail to make something this diverse.
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Female 59
i want!
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Female 3,574
@Angilion I hate fake keyboards too.

Some concerns I have with this idea is it doesn`t look like it could have a CD/DVD drive or much battery power. Also, the way they`ve designed the power cord through the tube thing looks really cumbersome. Is it even any more practical? I already have a small and light laptop I can slip into my bag with my other things (this one is like a whole other bag I`d have to carry).
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Male 2,688
O.O Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the technology market`s next ridiculously overpriced piece of crap.

Just like anything else, this thing won`t be worth buying until its 3rd or 4th generation comes out.
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Male 497
so cool but ill never carry it like that yuk, they shoulda put a lady there
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Male 136
So cool, when you walk with it you have to look like you`re concealing a weapon.
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Male 12,365
[quote]They`ve been working toward something like this for years, It`s not that far off.[/quote]

I`d say within 5 years. At the moment, companies are talking about bringing devices with 7 inch OLED displays to market in Q3 of this year, and those don`t bend.
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Female 1,963
I want it. I want it I want it. Now.
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Male 134
Interesting. What will the price be, I wonder? $3,500?
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`d have to see the real one first before I`d actually want it. Is it a complete computer? What kind of power does it have? The rolling up is pretty neat, but what are the pros and cons? I don`t just choose a computer because it`s got a cute gimmick.[/quote]

Likewise. I use a tower anyway, because I don`t need a laptop and I prefer a proper keyboard, larger display, potential upgrading and gaming-level hardware.

But I see no reason why this couldn`t be a proper laptop. They could limit its functionality to make it like an ipad, but they wouldn`t have to. The only thing that isn`t quite possible right now is the large hi-res touch-sensitive OLED display.

I wouldn`t want it because you can`t type on it normally - the "keyboard" is a touchscreen and, perhaps ironically, they lack the sense of touch that a proper keyboard has. But it is cool and very portable.
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Female 305
Did anyone else notice that the beginning sequence the man`s walk was kinda girly? :D But then I was like oh, it`s CGI`d :c
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Female 112
I want to know how much it weighs.
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Female 36
if that ever comes out it would be very expensive
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Male 17,511
They`ve been working toward something like this for years, It`s not that far off.
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Male 551
lol @ liljesus9

Seriously... Coke isn`t nice going through my nose xD
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Male 4,867
woah, i want one.
thats exactly what an iPad wants to be
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Female 2,352
Nice. I don`t know if I`d buy it I`d have to see more.
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Male 15,510
By the way Apple fanboys and fangirls, there is still hope
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Male 10,440
I see potential problems with stability and display quality, but its not a bad idea. It might work.
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Male 25,416
Good in concept! cant see it happening yet!
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Male 15,510
Pretty creative concept
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Male 69
The iPad makes this look... non existant
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Male 650
Brought to you by Aperture Science
"There`s a hole in the sky, through which things can fly."
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Male 2,551
Looks pretty neat, but I dunno if I`d actually want one.
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Male 12
someone please make one
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Male 21
The porn music is incredibly appropriate for this.
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Female 3,574
Eh, at least you can type on it normally without needing an attachment, and it probably supports Flash :P

I`d have to see the real one first before I`d actually want it. Is it a complete computer? What kind of power does it have? The rolling up is pretty neat, but what are the pros and cons? I don`t just choose a computer because it`s got a cute gimmick.
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Male 199
Link: Laptop Of The Future: Apple, Your Move [Rate Link] - Nice--this laptop makes the iPad look like... the iPad.
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