MacBook-Touch Design

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  1. CANOLArabbit macrumors newbie

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    So um, i know this is kind of a bad rendering but i think this is completely more likely than any other mactouch design i've seen so far:D. a full size keypad (not a pop-up keypad on the screen) is a must in a portable computer. but this also can do the full touchscreen tablet concept. anyways, give some positive feedback and tell me what you think!:p

    ~no need for trackpads anymore!!!:apple:

    Possible specs:
    13.3'' glass m.t. screen
    SuperDrive OR remote disc to keep it thin
    Full size keyboard
    2usb 1firewire 1minidvi
    120gb hdd standard option of sdd
    Quadcore proc.
    6-7 hrs batt.life
    Full mac Osx snow leopard
    Full wifi & BT 2
    2-4 gb mem
    Stylus sketching enabled
    Accelerometer


    That sounds pretty normal but it would be so the price could stay down about 1000
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    itd be cool if the screen had the option to come down over the keyboard, making it more like a typical tablet.
     
  3. CANOLArabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah it does, i just tried to imply it, well, let it be known that it does slide down over the keyboard
     
  4. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    I actually really like the idea behind the concept. With the screen able to slide up (like a big touch-screen phone), it would be able to be morphed back and forth pretty easily. Those hinges, of course, would have to be sturdy as all get out.

    Now, as far as how feasible this is? I have no idea. Maybe someone else will chime in on that issue.
     
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  6. CANOLArabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey thanks for the link and the input, I haven't everseen that. Well cool.:D
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    That's awesome. It'd be nice if they included a slideout pen to draw or write on the screen, a must for artists or note scribblers. :D
     
  8. MicahFreak82 macrumors member

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    I would buy it. what is the specs and price? i know that it is not real yet but theoretically. What could apple shove into a machine like this
     
  9. bytodaystandrds macrumors member

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    Yea...
    The idea behind the screen being so adjustable is nice, but
    imagine how many abused latches...
    how many dents at the screen's edges...
    plus, apple is about clean lines... this is almost a 3 piece laptop :D
    plus, it wouldn't balance well on your lap...

    no?
     
  10. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    not the best mock-up but it may be the best design that I have seen. Would definitely buy something like this.. GOOD JOB!!!!
     
  11. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    Good idea, but I'm not sure if it is "Apple" enough. Reminds me a bit too much of UMPCs and mobile phones with slide out keypads, the type of thing that Apple has avoided mimicking with the iPhone.
     
  12. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I'm just old school, but I still prefer a trackpad. I hope if they go this route they keep one model as a "traditional" model.
     
  13. elpenguino macrumors member

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    I know you just photoshopped (sp?) the leopard desktop in, but I just wanted to note that a touch computer would probably have a different UI. Right now 10.5 is designed to be used with a mouse and an on-screen arrow. That arrow is a lot smaller than your finger or a stylus, making Leopard difficult to use with your 10 digits. So either Apple would make 10.5 more graphic-based, or incorporate something that looks similar to the iPhone OS if they made a computer like this.

    Good mockup, just making a general comment on the "touchbook" design.
     
  14. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I would be very inclined to buy something like that. Nice work.
     
  15. CANOLArabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah I definatly agree with u. It would be a different interface to be more user friendly, but I just wanted to get the idea out. I'm just to lazy to spit out a new interface, although it would be cool to have 'cloud' navigation like on the mojave experiment site for their videos. Haha mojave... Lame way of tricking people.:p
     
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Not happening, but yeah.
     
  17. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    wait... SJ is on MR?!??!?! :p
     
  18. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think we'd see quad core processors in something that thin. (Try one in a Macbook Air :eek: )

    But your design is completely feasible. Although I'd say screw styluses (styli??) and go with the hands. Like a slogan "The world at your fingertips." Or something of the sort...haha just a suggestion.
     
  19. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    quad core on a laptop for $1000 seems normal ?? :confused:
     
  20. CANOLArabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i can dream can't i?

    also i would think that running multiple programs and having a full, crisp responsive multitouch UI would require a bit more bite. but i may definatly be wrong on price, but alright.:rolleyes:
     
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  22. chrisiw macrumors regular

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    Yep! same here, I like to keep me screen clean, its a step backwards on a laptop, I would not buy a touch screen laptop.
     
  23. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah this design need a stylus to write despite what Jobs says.
     
  24. thebeesknees macrumors regular

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    What would be nice is if they bundled it with the normal Leopard desktop, and an Ubuntu Netbook Remix type OS that would activate when switched to tablet mode.
     
  25. kabunaru Guest

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    Or is this the new MacBook?: :D
     

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