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15 laptop future concepts: The fascinating and the far-fetched

Many of these concepts may never leave the drawing board or lab, but we can always dream…

  • D-roll
  • Rolltop
  • Projection PCs
  • Flexible Displays
  • Napkin PC
  • Asus Waveface Light
  • 'VAIO Zoom'
  • Asus Dual-Screen Portable
  • iWeb 2.0
  • Siafu
  • Compenion
  • Valentine
  • Asus Origami
  • Asus Stealth
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Napkin PC

This oddball concept is fascinating, though wildly impractical. It consists of a series of pens with shortwave radio frequency, a computer base station (probably in the napkin holder), and several "napkins" that are in fact multitouch, colour epaper surfaces. Users in a workgroup setting could use a fresh napkin to scribble down every new idea. Great, but how do you wipe your mouth?

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