Laptop Design

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by juliusaugustus, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. juliusaugustus macrumors regular

    juliusaugustus

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    I'm just an ameture artist. But here is a design I made for a laptop computer. Tell what ya think. The design focuses of Sharp corners rather than rounded ones.
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    cheers:)
     
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    That design actually reminds me of Alienware. The appeal of rounded designs is that they offer comfort. A sharp design, while it may look cool, would be impractical, space wasting, and uncomfortable.

    I'm not meaning to crap on your designs, I'm sure a sharp case could be good if done well
     
  3. juliusaugustus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well criticism is a good thing. So actually I thank you. There are other products with sharper edges, it wouldn't be sharp to the point of being able to cut something it would just be sharper than average. Those rounded corners get kinda boring and the sharper corners offer more space to put stuff..
     
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Sharp design angles are the signature style of Lamborghini exotic cars. A style I find very good looking.

    It also reminds me of the sharp edge and sharp points on the palm rest, near the relief on the front edge, where one places a finger to open the lid on their MBP. I understand why Apple left it that way, yet they could have rounded the edge off just a bit and it would be so much nicer.
     
  5. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I know what you mean about rounded edges being boring. I think your sketch might just have the edges a bit sharp. Maybe aim for a flatter style.

    I know what you mean about the Lamborghini design. The have always had magnificent design, but it's a style that can be hard to apply to other products because it's built around the mechanics of a car.
     
  6. juliusaugustus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well it is an early sketch. So the final design would be flatter. But the idea of sharper corners rather than rounded ones will remain in the final design.
     
  7. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Ok, well if u have any more sketches be sure to update this thread, I'll try offer some helpful comments if I can.
     
  8. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Very true.

    As much as I _really_ like the style of my 15" 2010 MBP, it's the style of my 13" MBA that I'm completely thrilled with. If I were designing a laptop, I'd make it exactly like Apple's newest MBA's. When I first set eyes on it I was so amazed at how it was just exactly the style I prefer.

    There's no such thing as a perfect laptop or smartphone, I've owned so many. Yet for me, my MBA comes closer than any other laptop I've purchased, and I've purchased more than I care to admit. :D
     
  9. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    I think that the Lenovo U300S is a nice design that isn't a MBA look alike.
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  10. juliusaugustus thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok I have another picture I also want to redesign the trackpad.
    so here are some pictures
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    Crude drawing but you get the basic idea. On another note I didn't realize this design looks like the Macbook air (other than the teardrop shape), I though this design was much sharper and boxier.
     
  11. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    The trackpad seems a little awkward to use or at least take some time to get used to. As for your laptop design, it does look a lot like a Sharper, sleeker, boxier MacBook Air.

    I'd buy it.
     
  12. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Acer used this design in their netbooks.
     
  13. juliusaugustus thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK I made another Image. This one is cleaned up a bit and is in better quality.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    I could use that last one as a weapon and stab someone's eye out

    You need a CAD program seriously. It looks like you drew those in Kidpix
     
  15. juliusaugustus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know of any good free Cad programs that work with Linux?
     

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