Fold-Out Keyboard: Love It or Hate It?

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HiGHRoLLeR038

what can you do with a 6 inch screen?  

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Keith E. Whisman

I've got an MSI laptop with a 16" LCD and a full size keyboard with num pad.

Instead of a fold out keyboard why not a fold out display? 

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Emeraldflame

I really love the idea in fact if one existed, it would probably tempt me into getting one.

 

However this would be quite hard to use as a literal LAPtop. The keyboard hanging of the sides would make it a little awkward to hold on your lap. However using on a desk like most people would at say work or a conference would be quite easy.

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jgrimoldy

This would be ultra cool if it could take a DVD, either thru a slot or a trap-door on the bottom.  I know it would KILL the battery life, and make the device thicker, but I'm just sayin'.

 

 

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jlh304

I had an ibm laptop back in 96 that when you open the lid the keyboard would come out and expand to give you a bigger keypad.  I liked it because it gave me the small form factor laptop to carry around but still have a nice size usuable keyboard.  It's why I choose that unit. 

 So this seems like something I would think about.

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mr show

The IBM "Butterfly" keyboard was a classic! Similar to this "new design", I think Palm had a foldout keyboard for some of their early PDAs. Everything old is new again!

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GFC

I'm usually not interested in the mobile stuff, but wow. This looks like it would be really awesome to have. Seriously, I would consider buying one.

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Trooper_One

I'm surprised no one came up with this design....

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JMG760

Will buy but better be sturdy, don't want it flopping around

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kjrviking

if a pc manufacture were to implement this idea, i would so go for this. and then all the people who i know that are for some reason macs would be thinking how awesome it is - or telling me how stupid it is but secretly wish they had it.

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