MacBook-Touch Design

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CANOLArabbit, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. CANOLArabbit macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008

    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
    Full mac Osx snow leopard
    Full wifi & BT 2
    2-4 gb mem
    Stylus sketching enabled

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


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    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

    Sep 23, 2008
    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

    Jan 28, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    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.
  5. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    Warsaw, Poland
  6. CANOLArabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    hey thanks for the link and the input, I haven't everseen that. Well cool.:D
  7. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    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

    Dec 7, 2007
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    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

    Sep 20, 2008
    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...

  10. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    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


    Oct 5, 2005
    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

    Jul 13, 2008
    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

    Jul 31, 2008
    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


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    I would be very inclined to buy something like that. Nice work.
  15. CANOLArabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    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

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Not happening, but yeah.
  17. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    wait... SJ is on MR?!??!?! :p
  18. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

    Jul 7, 2008
    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


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    quad core on a laptop for $1000 seems normal ?? :confused:
  20. CANOLArabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    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:
  21. X3n0 AcId macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
  22. chrisiw macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2008
    Isle of Wight UK
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    Yeah this design need a stylus to write despite what Jobs says.
  24. thebeesknees macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    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

    Jan 28, 2008
    Or is this the new MacBook?: :D

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