iWeb 2.0 Foldout Fullsize Keyboard Laptop

iWeb 2.0 Foldout Fullsize Keyboard Laptop

Gregory Han
Mar 30, 2010

We've gotten used to typing on a compact laptop keyboard. But there's something to be said in regards to comfort and speed when you can stretch out and type away on a full size keyboard and not worry so much about keyboard commands to make up for lost real estate. That was the driving idea behind Yang Yongchang's compact concept laptop design, which folds out to reveal a full size keyboard inside.

In conjunction with the unveiled keyboard hidden within, the concept specs include a 6.5" 16:9 capacitive touchscreen display for pinch and zoom use, LED backlighting and a front panel camera. Is this the form factor netbooks need to help cross from niche to fully mainstream? We're not sure, as this design adds a bit of engineering and structural complexity, and as is often the case, simple is better (more affordable and less likely to break).

[via Yanko Design]

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