Fujitsu Lifebook X2 Concept Notebook: Future of Laptop Design?

Here at OSM we enjoy bringing you all the latest news and developments in the tech world. Although this next item is about a concept design, we reckon it’s one many of you would find interesting. We’ve already told you about some concept ear buds and also a concept smartphone, but the Fujitsu Lifebook X2 is a concept notebook and we wonder if it could be the future of laptop design.

This idea has been put together by Yanko Design and designer Park Hyun Jin has made some images available of what looks like a pretty interesting device. Sam Sheffer over on Engadget brought this to our attention and tells how the notebook actually folds into quarters. It’s not like anything we’ve ever seen before and although the thought of a join in the screen sounds odd, we reckon it’s one that could catch on.

There are four folds in the design so it can be folded into quarters, almost concertina-like, which would make for a pretty neat convenient device to carry around. A full QWERTY keyboard can be used when unfolded to its fullest, while in the half unfolded state an onscreen keyboard can be used. It’s the sort of thing you’ll either love or hate but personally I think it looks pretty cool and stylish… in its own way.

For more on this you can also check out a report on 9Computer Store. We’d love to know what you think of the Fujitsu Lifebook X2. Is this a design that you could see ever becoming commonly used, or is this one to remain purely a concept only? Why not let us know with your comments.

  • Antoinette Raynes

    pretty cool.