We’ve previewed the Asus Padfone before which is a tablet powered by a removable smartphone, a nice novel idea at that time. However, this Fujitsu Lifebook concept design by Prashat Chandra takes that modular idea into the next couple of levels.
The Lifebook 2013 is a modular device combining a smartphone/music player, a tablet and a camera in a laptop shell that houses everything. Everything is synced together once docked so no matter what device you’re on (phone or tablet), you will have access to the same data. The laptop part acts as a charging and sync dock and an extended display.
Check out the full concept idea.
Looks like the heart of the system is the tablet which acts as a touchscreen keyboard (or digitizer) when docked. And with current tablet technology, it’s going to look like a laptop with a netbook’s power. That high-res display might render tablets of today gasping for more power.
The design looks really nice but I’m not a fan of touchscreen keyboard on a laptop although having everything in one neat package is really nice. There’s also the OS of choice that should be running on this sort of laptop. The obvious choices that come to mind is Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows 8.
Anyway, it’s just a concept that may not fly this year or the next. Looks really cool though. What do you think?