MacBook Touch Concept Will Probably be Invented Before the Dual Touchscreen iPhone

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This is the next logical step of evolution, the -isation of every device (I invented a verb folks). As a proof of the trend of implementing touch-based displays on new devices, we have the MacBook Touch concept, designed by Petitinvention.


Imagine a lighter MacBook Air, with a virtual keyboard instead of the physical one… The use of two touchscreens makes the need of a mouse futile, now that we can use our fingers to navigate, click, zoom and select. Another plus is the fact that the virtual keys will always be lit, so you’ll be able to work even when the sun sets.


The nostalgic users will miss the sound and feel of pressing a button on their keyboard, but that can be easily solved with the aid of haptic technology and vibration feedback.

Next step? An even lighter and slimmer MacBook, with a single touchscreen and a small laser projector that displays a virtual keyboard on a flat surface.


[via Petitinvention]

  • Matt Anderson

    It’s a beautiful idea, imagine turning it on its side and reading it portrait-style like a book, or using its keyboard side as a big pen tablet… but damn typing would suck. I use the feel of the keys so i don’t have to look at the keyboard. You can rest your fingers on them and they stop at the right place. They need an optional keyboard insert or something.

  • ashley

    I love the idea but I think it should look and feel like a real laptop… put the screen would be a touch screen if you don’t want to use the track pad.

  • liz

    i like the idea of a touch SCREEN, but not a touch keyboard. you cant really type without feeling the keys. i think that ONLY THE SCREEN should be touch, but definitely NOT the keyboard. it is practically impossible to type without feeling the little bump on the “j” and “f” key, without knowing where to return your fingers because the keys are not there. it would be like trying to draw a PERFECT picture without looking at the canvas. my sister is an artist-and so am i-it is impossible. they are trying to imitate the Ipad. ONLY THE SCREEN SHOULD BE TOUCH! NOT THE KEYBOARD!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andre

    I have the next phone design it will blow your mind from the same person who designed the iphone,windows phone and ipad I am going to change the world again

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  • ryo

    where i can buy mac book air touch screen?? i want that..plss..