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Concept Shows Display-less, Keyboardless Dell

Mock ups of great products that might never come to pass are my favorite part of this job. Sure, it's a little disappointing to know that I may never have a toaster like the one pictured but these concepts never fail to get me thinking about what the future might hold.

Paulina Carlos' Froot concept (via Engadget) is no different. Supposedly designed for a Dell sustainable design contest, the case is made out of a biodegradable starch-based polymer and the computer utilizes projection and sensors for both monitor and keyboard.

Pictured here in three garish colors because environmentally friendly doesn't have to mean boring, folks.

  • Bolbi
    Ugly... And I bet it can't play Crysis!
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  • phexac
    Oh this is what I have been dreaming of all my life--a computer that looks like a towel!!!
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  • drip50291
    This would make me consider putting Dell back on my list..
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  • great concept hope to hear more about something like this. i can only imagine if they get this concept and make it even smaller then they might have a winner on their hands.


    oh and enough with Crysis its getting to the point where most computers can play it. heck my laptop from 4 years ago can play it so enough with the damn crysis comments
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  • drip50291
    oh and enough with Crysis its getting to the point where most computers can play it. heck my laptop from 4 years ago can play it so enough with the damn crysis comments

    you obviously dont get that theres a setting called very high. Tell ur mommy to go to graphic options next time.
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  • lradunovic77
    This thing is called crap. Next!
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  • rooket
    hey that's pretty cool. project the keyboard and also project the display. both of these technologies exist and can be put into production in a small package.
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  • Zenthar
    I think most people that tried "laser keyboards" didn't like it. First typing on a desk is harder on the fingers, secondly, it lacks the "feedback" you get when you press a key so you know you pressed it correctly.

    They can always try to compensate by having an accessory to turn it into a Sybian...
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  • ekidhardt
    "Oh this is what I have been dreaming of all my life--a computer that looks like a towel!!!"

    hahaha
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  • nukemaster
    Would be good for public machines as the keyboard is extra easy to clean with Windex/Lysol.
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