Fujitsu Lifebook: The Conceptual Laptop With Removeable Smartphone, Camera And Tablet

January 20, 2012


The Fujitsu Lifebook is a conceptual all-in-one mobile command center design by Prashant Chandra that features a laptop with integrated and removable smartphone, digital camera and tablet (which functions as the laptop's keyboard when in its cradle). Why would anybody want that? I'm not sure anybody does.

The proposed Lifebook is a laptop computer concept based on the principle of "shared hardware". Currently a lot of hardware is wasted when we use separate devices, as there is often a lot of "repeat" of data stored and features. For example if I have my songs on my music player, why do I have to block the same amount of storage on my laptop? Similarly, if I have a processor sitting in my tablet, why can it not also run/assist my laptop? If I have a fully functional camera with its own memory and image processing power, why do I need to have it repeated in my laptop?

Admittedly, the idea behind the concept isn't a bad one, I just question its real-world functionality. "You question a lot of things." Damn yeah I do -- I'm no sheep! Baaaaaahhh. "You sound like a sheep to me." Okay that was supposed to be a goat sound. Maaaaaaahh. "Still a sheep." You know what -- f*** it, I'm just gonna quit while I'm ahead. "You've never been ahead." GOD, THEN I'M JUST GONNA QUIT, OKAY?!

Hit the jump for a bunch more shots and explanation.





Well Configured Life [yankodesign]
Fujitsu Lifebook Integrates The Gadget Multiverse Into One [crazyengineers]

Thanks to Isobel, who just plans on taping all her gadgets together like a normal person.

  • Adrian Ware Wilson

    wow having worked at and repairing and seeing many different laptops this does look amazing tbh and the design look at a standard of apple mac cant wait to get one

  • Informative post. You have managed to compile really a unique & real information. Its really very helpful for us.

  • I love the look and feel and the concept ... not sure if I would actually buy one...

  • It featuring awesome design and style, enhanced functionality and in addition to impressive flexibility and etc. That is one of the more successful laptop and it offers a host of interesting features for the home, business user and many others.

  • I would go for it but I dont like typing without a keyboard, thats all that shits me about the ipad.

  • in the words of "Veruka Salts (from Charlie and the Chocolate factory) I WANT IT NOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!

  • jacarda

    Great Concept if you can cover all under one data plan, no more paying separately for internet and phone.

  • whacko

    Stupid concept..

    Why buy a camera, tablet and laptop when you can have one device for 3X the price... Not only that, the 3 devices this concept is meant to replace would each offer greater functionality than their counterparts that are integrated into this concept.

    Take the tablet out, can't lend the laptop to your friend so he can check his own email. Lose or break the camera, oh look its proprietary so now you can't easily replace it and "fix" your combo device. Not to mention that one of the main reasons people still use laptops instead of tablets is that typing on a touchscreen sucks.

    I am all for concepts and explorations of new technology.. but bleh this thing would offer a terrible user experience.

  • this makes it so much more convenient for those of us that like having all of our electronics stolen at once. pesky thieves leaving behind bits and pieces!

  • It will be touted as revolutionary when Apple steals the idea.

  • Kendra

    I think it's pretty looking but not too practical.

  • i know this doesn't pertain to this article, but ive been reading for almost two years and id like to see what gw looks like. seems weird i know.

  • Rodel Cunanan

    Camera should be in front facing the user..

  • bltali

    Really nice product renders but it doesn't really work practically. Why doesn't the screen become the tablet if one of the main reasons to have such a device is have 'shared hardware'?? Music players are just HD's with software players on them, so they aren't going to add much of a hardware boost by having them connected. The camera would need to be able to fit into the tablet or else the tablet would need another camera in it which again goes against the core concept. You'd basically end up having to carry it all around with you, all the time, especially since one of the 'advantages' is 'single point charging for all devices'. Kinda defeats the point a little bit.

  • o.O ...I like.

  • Davidsadi

    I would be allover this for sure  <3 love me some gadgets

  • Steve Mills

    Very interesting.  I'm not sure I want all my devices tied together like that but I can see how it would appeal to others that like gadgets.

  • If I'm carrying a laptop and smartphone, why do I need a camera and tablet?

  • pawnman

    Tablet for battery life, or you can grab the tablet and go while leaving the rest of the laptop behind for, say, a commute on a bus or train.

  • Dom Barlow

    It seems the camera module shown has an optical zoom, and presumably the phone doesn't, meaning it's slightly better (there are still some things that proper cameras do that smartphones don't). Quite why they didn't just incorporate it into the phone is a question for the designer.

    As for the tablet... no idea. Maybe they're trying to appeal to gadget freaks?

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