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This MacBook Touch Concept Is Utterly Crazy [Video]


Are you fingertips aching with the desire to get intimate with your MacBook screen?



I’ve never had an insatiable hunger to fondle my MacBook Air’s screen. I got an iPad, and she gets the job done. But some people are dying for touchscreen MacBooks because of some weird delusions that having a keyboard attached to their device at all times is an absolute necessity – nevermind that voice-dictation will be the input method of the future. This MacBook Touch concept video/commercial attempts to envision what a touchscreen MacBook Air would look like. I think it’s crazy in the “damn-that’s-so-silly-ugly-it’s-neva-gonna-happen” sense, but you might think it’s crazy in the “cool” sense.

Take a look and let us know what you think:



The biggest problem with the concept is that the entire thing hinges on some magically awesome and completely unrealistic hinge that has ridiculous flexibity but the strength to maintain any given angle. Is it possible? Probably not. Isn’t it silly that you would flip the keyboard around to the other side and use it to prop up the screen at an ergonomic level so you can use a touch screen keyboard that sucks? Plus it’s a lot thicker than an iPad. And you’d be scratching up the keyboard and backside when the device is completely folded over.

Am I the only one that thinks this concept is silly? Or would you like to see Apple come out with something similar in the future?

[via Gizmodo]