RUMOR: Apple’s ‘Brick’ to be first all-screen Multi-Touch™ notebook?

“Here’s hoping that Apple’s feverishly-anticipated ‘Brick’ project is the world’s first all-screen laptop — like this mockup of the OLPC version 2 by designer Yves Behar,” Leander Kahney blogs for Cult of Mac.

“There’s slim chance, of course, but I for one would love a computing device like this: A hybrid iPhone-meets-Macbook-Air that would put hot netbooks like the EeePC to shame,” Kahney writes. “Apple’s ‘Brick’ would be a hybrid laptop/tablet/ebook that dispenses with a physical keyboard and trackpad in favor of a virtual, adaptive UI that blends multitouch, gestures and its own orientation to switch between different modes:”

• Laptop
• Tablet
• eBook
• Tabletop

Kahney writes, “And why’s it called “Brick”? Because it smashes Windows!”

More in the full article here.

40 Comments

  1. Cool concept.

    I wonder how much something like this with TWO monitors would cost. Surely, it would need TWO Batteries as well, since displays are the biggest juice suckers on a laptop.

    The thing would HAVE TO have Haptic feedback. There’s no way one could touch type on a smooth glass keyboard like this thing has. Not that I can touch type… ;^)

    Growl… I gotta agree the “Brick” is the next generation Mac mini. Since the TV is being taken OFF the shelves today, my crystal ball sees a hybrid Mac mini/TV.

  2. I’m a fast typer. I can see my typing speed dramatically reduced, however, without a physical keyboard.

    The touchscreen keyboard is great on my iPhone, because I’m not typing with all of my fingers.

    Full screen keyboards are another case entirely.

  3. I do not think it is such a stretch to ask for a 13″ iPhone…

    ie. 13″ iTablet. I mean seriously AAPL has ALL of the pcs. to the puzzle to make this happen.

    I say come on!!! how cool would it be to surf the web with a 13″ touch screen. Third parties can design & develop all the add-ons. U know keyboards & what not….. I don’t care if the thing is a bit thicker than the iPhone…

    MSFT was working on that type of device like 2-3 years ago… REMEMBER..? Origami or some such windoze half baked hardware design. I feel MSFT could not pull it off because they are STUCK with that OS of theirs….

    Boys & Girls Apple will wow us once again in the near future, lets all just be patient and let the others bumble thru their offerings & then….. when the time is right POW!!!!! another major blow to the PC industry will come from Jobs & Co.

    Pray for Steve for we want his health to remain in good standing.

    Thats all I have to say for now.

    iJah420 believes greater things are yet to come from the great minds @ Apple Inc.

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