Considering that most users own different devices to fulfill various computing and entertainment needs, designer Prashant Chandra has developed the Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 concept that should reduce the number of gadgets one carries on a daily basis. The laptop features a camera, a mobile phone as well as a tablet which can easily be detached to be used conveniently.
According to Yanko Design, this concept builds-up on the principle of shared hardware as we tend to waste a lot of hardware by using separate devices for different functions. The Lifebook concept basically is a laptop that is incorporated with a separate tablet, digital camera and phone featuring a music player. All these devices can be readily connected to the laptop without the need of tangling wires and cables.
The easily detachable tablet acts a full-fledged slate when it is not connected to the Lifebook. But as soon as the tab is inserted in the space provided for it in the laptop through a 16-pin connector, it acts as a virtual keypad for the latter. The change in the function of the tab is brought about by a sensor that senses when the tablet is docked in the laptop. The connection also leads to the tablet sharing its hardware with the laptop.
Users can also view their content on dual screens by switching to tablet mode from the keypad. Similarly, the Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 is integrated with a phone featuring a music player which also does not need wires for its connection to the main device. It immediately starts sharing data when it is connected to the laptop. Some other advantages of this concept include a single point charging and software updates for all devices.
Although it is just a concept as of now, we expect to see the Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 turned into a reality, hopefully by next year.