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The Laptop in 2015: Not Your Daddy's Notebook

Laptop design is set to change radically in the coming years. These concept notebooks offer a glimpse into the future.

Compenion

The Compenion concept notebook, designed by Felix Schmidberger, eschews the familiar clamshell design in favor of two superbright organic LED panels that slide into place next to each other, making the notebook just three-quarters of an inch thick.

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Canova

The Canova concept notebook from V12 Design features two touch-sensitive displays. It can be oriented as a traditional laptop for typing or writing, laid flat as a sketch pad or turned on its side as an e-reader.

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Siafu

The Siafu concept notebook, designed for the blind by Jonathan Lucas, omits a display altogether. Images from applications and Web sites are converted into corresponding 3-D shapes on Siafu's surface. It can be used for reading a Braille newspaper, feeling the shape of someone's face or going over a tactile representation of a blueprint, for example.

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Siafu — Alternate View

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Cario

The Cario concept notebook from Anna Lopez can be carried around by its handle, positioned like an easel or placed on a car's steering wheel. When the car's not in motion, the Cario can project maps, video conferences and more onto the windshield.

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Cario — Alternate View

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Solar Laptop

The Solar Laptop Concept, designed by Nikola Knezevic, has an extra hinged lid covered with solar cells that can be adjusted to get the most out of the sun.

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