Pictures of the new Swivel Screen iBook!!!!


3rdpath

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somebody's homemade mac-kenstein

seems like one of those ideas that must've looked better on paper....

how does it close?
how do you type with the monitor almost resting on the keyboard?

well, its always interesting to see what people do with their free time....:D
 

Taft

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Homemade.

This is definitely a home-grown mod. As 3rdpath said, the keyboard would be too close to the monitor in many positions.

That second degree of freedom just wouldn't be handy enough to warrant making a machine like this. I'm happy with my TiBook's screen firmly attached to the base, thank you

Matthew
 

rainman::|:|

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Re: somebody's homemade mac-kenstein

Originally posted by 3rdpath
seems like one of those ideas that must've looked better on paper....

how does it close?
how do you type with the monitor almost resting on the keyboard?
I'm more curious: How does the video cable connect? what about power? and what happens when your kid snaps those little wires off?
:)

interesting concept tho... one can only wonder how Apple plans on changing the design of the laptop in the future! i don't think any of us would have guessed at the iMac five years ago :)

pnw
 

Geert

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Re: Homemade.

Originally posted by Taft
This is definitely a home-grown mod. As 3rdpath said, the keyboard would be too close to the monitor in many positions.

That second degree of freedom just wouldn't be handy enough to warrant making a machine like this. I'm happy with my TiBook's screen firmly attached to the base, thank you

Matthew
You hit the nail on the head!
This is not a very good looking ibook;)
 

cb911

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is this some kind of joke? why would someone even want something like this? this is just weird. and how does the screen get power? it looks kinda real.. is it just a photoshop job? or is it, no it couldn't...... don't tell me someone actually made this thing??!!!:confused:
 

Taft

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Re: Related idea:

Originally posted by mischief
Go here:

http://www.mechanistic.com/

And follow this path: Portfolio/ Vadem Clio
...
This looks a little more sturdy than the iBook implementation. And the keyboard position in relation to the screen is a lot different. This actually looks like a design that might work...but I still don't know how much benifit you'd get from that second degree of freedom of motion.

Matthew
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
I can just picture the screen twisting independently on both sides. Talk about even more fragile than the iPod... Apple would never make something like that. It's a foolish design in my opinion.
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by sockdoggy


It is just an iMac G4 screen tilted down on an iBook with some PS work.
Its not a G4 screen, its probably a iBook screen, but the whole thing might be a combination home redesign with a few photoshop touchups to clean the images so it looks cleaner.

Notice that you don't see any data/wire connections to the screen. Are they just not in the picutre or are the PS'd out?
 

mcrain

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Here's a different perspective...

The design in flawed because the screen could be bumped down onto a users fingers... and thus result in legal action.
 

tacojohn

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well- there are a few thing that I notice about the design-

1. the screen in one of the shots looks wider than the regular iBook
2. there appears to be no speakers (like on the current iBook)
3. the 56k modem is gone

I think they could run the display and power wires through the side arms- they do it now with the support arm on the iBook that is out now. I have faith in Apple that they would make it sturdy just like the iMacs arm. Everyone was second guessing the arm on the new iMac and it turns out that its a non-issue- so maybe the iBooks flip screen and arm will be a non-issue.

This design would allow the iBooks screen to lay flat over the keyboard for use with pen input. The iBooks design would be great for this concept- unlike most of the PC notebooks/tablet hybrid things that are supposed to be comming out in the near future. Its slim, has great battery life, and a optical drive and is slimmer than most of the PC tablet/notebooks.

I have a good feeling that this is a photoshop job- look at the border around the iBooks screen and the shadow under the screen.

God- I wanted an iWalk and now I want one of these iBook/tablet things.

Hopefully I'll be wrong.
 

Nonz

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Another fishy thing about these photos. Look at the reflection on the back of the screen in the picture entitled "LotsofHandroom.jpg".
Whose fingers are those?
 

ZACINCCEO

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Interesting observations...

I noticed these things.... note look very close
iBookG4side photo....
There is a dark triangle to the left of the trackpad... kinda wierd
The top and right part of the lcd there are jagged lines where the lcd meets the casing.

iBookG4Front photo..
bottom lcd middle-right part is lighter... could be reflection but dunno
top part of lcd casing above the lcd itself there is a line on the casing that is wierd...
mic on the top right hand corner?

LotsofHandroom picture

look at the back of the lcd casing do u see a tan color like the persons hands, very wierd... also it looks like the hinge snaps into where the modem port went?

Dunno just one persons observations, take them with a grain of salt
 

mac_airport

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photos have just now been removed...i think the last couple of posts above caught the attention of the photoshop wizard...oops!...i meant to say 'product design professional'...just a slip...