For all its crazy improvements in speed and power, the desktop computer has had basically the same form factor for the past two decades or so. The same can't be said of the laptop computer.
From its bulky, barely-portable origins to the sleek ultrabooks of today, the laptop has always been a breeding ground for innovative hardware. And while sometimes those innovations have stuck (the clamshell design and trackpads, for instance), others have been a little bizarre. We've collected 11 of our favorite outrageous laptop concepts into one gallery—read on to check it out.
Designed by IBM in 1995, the ThinkPad701 became a top selling laptop, due primarily to the fact that the keyboard could fold out for easier use. Though very innovative, the need for a foldout keyboard was quickly diminished as screens got larger, allowing for bigger key layouts.