Amazing Computer Concept Designs You Wish Were Real

Jan 23 2010 by Jacob Gube | 29 Comments

Concept designs are great and frustrating at the same time. They’re wonderful because they give us a glimpse of the future and push the industry towards innovation and outside-of-the-box thinking, but agitating because we know we can’t have them right now. It can’t hurt to look at them though so that at least we can put money in the bank to save up for them when/if they go in production.

Asus Bookshelf PC

The Asus Bookshelf PC modularizes computers by breaking them down into interchangeable parts, making upgrading (and downgrading) a walk in the park.

Asus Bookshelf PC

Asus Bookshelf PC

MADE in China

John Leung’s MADE in China is a Next-Gen PC Design Competition winner with looks inspired by traditional Asian objects.

MADE in China

Prime Gaming Laptop

Kyle Cherry’s Prime Gaming Laptop concept solves the issue of monitor and body size constraints of laptops and the portability inconveniences of desktop gaming rigs.

Prime Gaming Laptop

Prime Gaming Laptop

Prime Gaming Laptop

Portable PC Theater

Korean Industrial/Product Designer Jinwoo Han created a concept for a Portable PC Theater with a built-in projection screen for mobile entertainment environments.

Portable PC Theater

Portable PC Theater

Portable PC Theater

Paper Laptop

With discarded computer parts being an environmental concern because they fill up landfills, Je Sung Park’s Paper Laptops are crafted from recyclable paper.

Paper Laptop

Paper Laptop

ARM tablet

The ARM tablet by Sébastien Maleville is a tablet PC that has a desktop mode that allows you to separate the body into a monitor and keyboard.

ARM tablet

ARM tablet

ARM tablet

HP LiM

The HP LiM (Less is More) by Jeffrey S. Engelhardt will feature a single-body form factor and a transparent monitor screen (for "badass" points).

HP LiM

HP LiM

B-membrane

The B-membrane, which without context looks like a UFO, is a single-body computer concept that has a built-in projection screen as its monitor.

Asus Bookshelf PC

Asus Bookshelf PC

Canvas

The Canvas concept by Kyle Cherry is targeted towards the modern designers and artists. It has built-in input devices for digital art creation.

Canvas

Canvas

Canvas

Philco PC

While most computer concept designs look towards the future, Dave Schultze goes the opposite direction with a vintage-inspired computer concept called the Philco PC.

Philco PC

Philco PC

Horizon

The Horizon desktop computer concept by Japanese designer Mac Funamizu has an OLED monitor so that it can expand and contract.

Horizon

Horizon

MacBook Touch

The MacBook Touch is a computer concept that combines the iPhone/iPod Touch touchscreen interface with Apple’s popular MacBook laptops.

MacBook Touch

Pocket Yoga

The Lenovo Pocket Yoga is a small PC that—as the name suggests—fits comfortably in your back pocket (or front pockets if you have big pants on).

Pocket Yoga

Pocket Yoga

Pocket Yoga

Zafiro

The Zafiro concept is a transparent glass screen computer concept that uses hand and body gestures for its user interface; very Minority Report’que.

Zafiro

Zafiro

MAINGEAR

Nuno Teixeira’s MAINGEAR desktop concept is for a professional/gaming high-end performance desktop that has a bridge-like body for improved cooling.

MAINGEAR

MAINGEAR

HP Tablet and Docking Concept

A realistic product design, the HP Tablet and Docking Concept shows off a convenient way of docking your tablet PC for when you’re in your workspace.

HP Tablet and Docking Concept

HP Tablet and Docking Concept

Cuppa

Cuppa has one purpose: to keep you connected to social networks while on the move. It has an RFID reader, ambient displays on the keyboard, and a revised keyboard layout.

Cuppa

Cuppa

Bookshelf PC

Sunho Son and Scott Shim created a conceptual Bookshelf PC that shelves your multimedia entertainment center; it’s modular, compact, and pure eye candy.

Bookshelf PC

Bookshelf PC

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Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in distance-learning education, front-end development, and web accessibility. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

29 Comments

DesignLovr

January 23rd, 2010

That’s an amazing collection!
I really love the vintage pc, how much I would like to own it :)

Francois Pham

January 23rd, 2010

Great collection !
These concept designs are awesome !

ThreeToedCrow

January 23rd, 2010

Excellent collection. It’d be great to see a few of these ideas to really hit the market. I’m ready to place an order …

Later :>

Stratos

January 23rd, 2010

Awesome collection! I want some of them :)

Thanks!

Eric B.

January 23rd, 2010

Interesting collection! I think the Pocket Yoga looks really nice.

But about the first one, aren’t computers already kinda broken down into interchangeable parts?

George

January 23rd, 2010

Wow, I’m feeling the tablet/laptop concepts based on ARM and Apple. If I were Apple, that’s exactly the type of tablet I would launch – a tablet that can be connected to a keyboard to create a laptop, or used as a desktop. Brilliant.

Dano Manion

January 23rd, 2010

These are great! I’m not sure how love I am with the bookshelf concepts, or at least the part about stacking them on a bookshelf. It feels like trying to force an old way of doing things to a newer technology. They are still look awesome.

Bodgan Pop

January 23rd, 2010

Now now… macbook touch? isn’t that like … 4 days away to being released?

ThisIsInspired

January 23rd, 2010

Do Want! While I really like the retro look, you can’t beat the clean, minimal styles of #2, #7 and #11.

Really, do want. :)

esranull

January 24th, 2010

woow very nice working thanks

richard carpenter

January 24th, 2010

very cool post… 10 out of 10.

Great Concepts

bs.kishore

January 24th, 2010

mind blowing…if only they had hit the market.

mike

January 24th, 2010

some of them are real

look up Sony Vaio P

and they showed something like the ARM tablet at CES this year.

Joe

January 24th, 2010

Is this my world? I never knew we got people this genius this day.

Hope I would invent something new for the world one day. :P

Dave Schultze

January 24th, 2010

Thanks for the coverage! If anyone is interested in the neo-retro-inspired PhilcoPC, we also did a video at http://vimeo.com/7951005

Dave Schultze, SchultzeWORKS. PhilcoPC designer.

Tobias

January 24th, 2010

Nice collection but you forgot the most important ;)
Mag+ http://www.vimeo.com/8217311

Tom Ross

January 24th, 2010

Seriously stylish! I want one! :P

Jordan Walker

January 25th, 2010

all very pretty and innovative, but those all lack powerful computational ability.

Deus

January 25th, 2010

As a programmer…one of those multi-monitor laptops would be a must.

To have a way to read api-references or a math equations,
Without having to close my IDE would give a REAL nice workflow.

Lenonov did create one for exactly that…you could just pull out a second slimmer screen out of the main one, perfect for displaying documentation and API calls.

Ginger6 Computers

January 26th, 2010

Wow….some of these look fantastic, especially the nice orange one….suits us down to a tee….

Chris C2

January 26th, 2010

Absolutely beautiful; I never thought technology could be so gorgeous..

metalpig

January 27th, 2010

Wickedly awesome concept designs! =)

pakaworld

January 28th, 2010

That is wonderful. I wonder if this things can come into been. Thank you for the post.

Vimal

January 29th, 2010

Great concepts .. would love to see them in couple of years :)

BigM75

February 4th, 2010

great designs

Robert_M

February 4th, 2010

OK, All of these are simply just awesome. No really. What’s even better is that we have the tech today to make most of these designs possible. I personally would love to have the Philco PC. It’s modern and retro at the same time.

Andrew Bleakley

February 16th, 2010

There isn’t one of these that wouldn’t be a sweet addition to my office

afakename

September 8th, 2011

the one made out of paper is the stupidest labtop i’ve ever seen.

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