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Fujitsu Lifebook Integrates The Gadget Multiverse Into One

Discussion in 'Engineering & Technology News' started by smriti, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. smriti

    smriti Apprentice

    In what looks like a dreamy design, Fujitsu has brought about a new concept that is sure to innovate the customer electronics market. Prashant Chandra from Yanko Design who is responsible for the design aims to integrate a digital camera, a tablet PC, a smartphone into a laptop dock. According to him, the concept derives from the principle of "shared hardware."

    Currently, all the systems on the market have exclusive hardware per gadget. But there are features that are common between a lot of gadgets, which when put together have a lot of “repeat” of data stored and features<em>.</em> For example, if you own a tablet and a PC, there is bound to be data that is available on both your gadgets. The most common example would be the songs that you own, you have your songs stored on the laptop as well as your smartphone for portable listening. To extract the maximum potential from each gadget and avoid technology "wastage" has been the primary motivation behind the Fujitsu Lifebook , claims Prashant Chandra.

    Fujitsu Lifebook

    In its smart and sleek design, the Fujitsu Lifebook aims to integrate a camera, a tablet and a smartphone into a laptop, each performing dedicated tasks. The modular device uses a detachable camera, a tablet which could be fit inside the laptop's base and function as a keyboard and the smartphone which will perform the function of a central processing unit as well as storage space. Being detachable, all these gadgets can be used for individual purposes as well.

    The Fujitsu Lifebook is scheduled for a 2013 release and still under wraps. There is no news yet on the exact placement of each of these devices in the laptop though some sources contemplate that the smartphone and tablet could be attached using a 16-pin dock. As of now, only a teaser of the Fujitsu Lifebook is what we have and it looks no less than awesome!

    Source & Image Credit: Yanko Design
  2. Pretty clever and very interesting, to me owning a device likes this sounds quite good and practical, my only worry would be either the price of having 3 devices with the same capabilities of their standalone counterparts, or their lack of these if the price is  going to be substantially less in comparison to buying each one of those devices separately
  3. my only problem is that for example if i want to use the tablet and the laptop at the same time how would i be able to do it if the tablet is supposed to be the keyboard of the laptop??
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  6. I love this idea. But, say you use your laptop for back up data for your tablet? Or someone hacks your computer, they now have all the information from your phone as well. This also goes for viruses and such. The concept is AMAZING but we had better have an equally awesome way of protecting all of that information.
  7. If I had to fathom a guess, I would say you will probably be able to purchase (separately) a physical keyboard addition that would go in the tablet slot.
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