LG debuts "ebook" concept laptop with OLED screen, liquid fuel

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    It's a bit 'old' news as it is from december 2006; but I don't think I have seen it here yet; it looks very cool though. OLED screens in the MacBook Pro's then? ;)

    source: http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/02/lg-debuts-ebook-concept-laptop-with-oled-screen-liquid-fuel/
     
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    wonder how long the battery life is?

    if thats what people can do with an LED display, i can't wait to see the next MacBook/Pros!
     
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    Beautiful laptop. Wow.

    I LOVE the bezel-less screen. :eek:


    @Scarlet_Fever: That's an OLED display, not an LCD with an LED backlight, which is what some people expect to be in the MBP (although who knows, really).
     
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    Ridiculus looking hinge though me thinks. What a load of excess space.
     
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    Fricking cool.

    I think the next generation of laptop technologies are going to be really exciting - laptops aren't just about having a small PC anymore, they're a beast all of their own.

    SSD's, LED backlighting, fuel cells and Intel's ongoing focus on the laptop space should make for some happy faces over the next few years :)
     
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    ah yes.. of course... my comprehension skills take a fall at 1:00 am :rolleyes:
     
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    Is this a concept?

    There is no way (or so I believe) a dvd drive, processor and fan can fit in the thin laptop. Even the MacBook Pro heats. Except if the pictures are misleading and the ebook is fatter than it seems.
     
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    i would say it doesnt have an optical drive, and it has a ULV (ultra low voltage) chip in it to keep heat down.

    that said... where the hell are any ports?
     
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    It looks to me like that's a handle for carrying it.
     
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    If you look closely, the hinge houses the fuel cell.

    I wonder what kind of mileage it gets?
     
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    They might aswell strap a pair of wheels onto it too and a leash and you could drag it around. Plus its a silly shappe so wont fit in a normal type sleeve.

    Just like most concept cars id say. Not even going to be close to looking like what a production version would.
     
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    I'll take one of these with multi-touch, Leopard and all the trimmings. How much do I need to extend the mortgage by?
     
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    well, considering that the 'keyboard' is an OLED monitor too, these has 'multitouch' written all-over it.
    you could up-load a book, read it upright, and turn the 'pages'.
     
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    You have an interesting approach to choosing a laptop. I've never thought to pick a sleeve and then find a laptop thatfits it best. Silly me - I've always focused on the laptop itself! :rolleyes:

    I think this looks awesome though - I'd love to see something like this down the road!
     
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    YES! My thought exactly :D
    I really like the concept of this "notebook."
     
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    I want. Now.
     
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    Oh man. That's so cool.
     
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    it looks craaaaaazyyy cool... i wnat it..
     
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    That's pretty nice, LG seem to have got their design act together.
     
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    finally, an innovative laptop design. Hopefully it won't be 5+ years to see something like this be affordable.
     
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    Sad but true.

    This thing will never make it to market, because there is nowhere to stick those big ugly "Centrino" and "Windows" badges.

    But if it was a mac...
     
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    Finally a laptop that can visually compete with the 12" PowerBook. That machine really looks stunning.

    I had a dream about a futuristic looking laptop. It's quite similar to that and in theory can work with today's tech... now to go about setting up my own company :p
     
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    *ahem*

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    Gimmie.
     
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    Me no like. look back on it in 5 years time and i'll look dreadful.
     
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    I bought a laptop sleeve in 1968 that sort of has that shape. Now.......my time has come.
     

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