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Mac Fan's Imagination Makes MacBook 3D Concept

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A fan beats Apple at its own game—in his imagination

Looks like designer Tai Chiem wants Apple to jump on the 3D bandwagon. He created what's basically a slightly redesigned MacBook Pro concept, with 3D projection capability: Introducing MacBook 3D.

The concept even takes cues from Apple's marketing, using words like "revolutionary" to imply that the MacBook 3D will feature the first 3D display ever. The mock-ad copy needs work, but at least Chiem is suggesting a truly new feature—"Stereoscopic iSight" advertised with the matter-of-fact proclamation "Watch 3D, make 3D."

Ohter interesting tidibts of the Macbook 3D concept is the inclusion of a card slot (now that's truly "revolutionary" for an Apple device), the hingeless joint between the main unit and the display, and a touchscreen iPad. Chiem's concept promises a battery life of 12 hours max for the standard 15" MacBook 3D, and 14 hours for the 17" variant.

The MacBook 3D will of course require 3D glasses to enjoy properly, and this could be a great way for Apple to sell "iSee" eyewear. The proposed form factor slightly tapers down towards the bottom of the keyboard, and featuring ports on the left side, with the optical drive on the right.
As a concept, the MacBook 3D probably won't be available for retail anytime soon, or even not at all. Apple doesn't exactly take design cues from third parties, and if the company does integrate 3D technology into laptop offerings, who knows what kind of new, attainable kind of technologies will be available?

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    lipoly , April 5, 2010 12:18 PM
    Awesome, another Apple news item...that only makes 6 in a row
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    aracheb , April 5, 2010 12:21 PM
    waiting for apple to sue that guy
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    thackstonns , April 5, 2010 1:56 PM
    all of you are nerdsyou nerds are funny. iPad is flying off the shelves and what do you guys say? apple suxors, pc roxor!! no. YOU suxors, APPLE WINS. go cry emo overclockers.


    Yep apple wins. Thats why they have 4percent of computer market share. Quit trolling.
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    lipoly , April 5, 2010 12:18 PM
    Awesome, another Apple news item...that only makes 6 in a row
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    Spanky Deluxe , April 5, 2010 12:18 PM
    This is news in any shape or form? It looks like the author of the article is just using a fake advert created by a random on the internet to take the mickey out of Apple for no apparent reason.
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    Hatecrime69 , April 5, 2010 12:19 PM
    Sucking up in hopes to get hired or just a student project? You decide :-P
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    aracheb , April 5, 2010 12:21 PM
    waiting for apple to sue that guy
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    chickenhoagie , April 5, 2010 12:25 PM
    just simply looks like another expensive macbook with a boring core 2 duo processor to me
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    bustapr , April 5, 2010 12:25 PM
    LOL, I love these Rico articles. Their hilarious in some parts and are interesting. I loved the title and the comment he made about the cards slots and Apple. Too bad its JUST HIS IMAGINATION. Lol, I can post on some random site that I created a laptop that doesnt need a battery and it might get posted here. Still an interestinf article.
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    ravewulf , April 5, 2010 1:07 PM
    The only 2 things I like about this is the hingeless design and the design for the 3D glasses.
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    kikireeki , April 5, 2010 1:08 PM
    Such a waste of talent!
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    JohnnyLucky , April 5, 2010 1:10 PM
    It's just a concept.
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    mavroxur , April 5, 2010 1:24 PM
    Apple lawsuit in 3......2.......1......
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    decembermouse , April 5, 2010 1:42 PM
    "Ohter interesting tidibts"? Spelling please...
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    mlopinto2k1 , April 5, 2010 1:50 PM
    Pretty good layout. I envy the mind that created this. I used to be like that and lost the vibe for doing such things. I guess I am getting... old. Fanboys suck.
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    thackstonns , April 5, 2010 1:56 PM
    all of you are nerdsyou nerds are funny. iPad is flying off the shelves and what do you guys say? apple suxors, pc roxor!! no. YOU suxors, APPLE WINS. go cry emo overclockers.


    Yep apple wins. Thats why they have 4percent of computer market share. Quit trolling.
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    gpace , April 5, 2010 2:18 PM
    New! 3D enabled screen! Only doubles the price of the laptop and does not include glasses!

    SD card slot and extra USB port only $100 each!
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    the associate , April 5, 2010 2:26 PM
    all of you are nerdsyou nerds are funny. iPad is flying off the shelves and what do you guys say? apple suxors, pc roxor!! no. YOU suxors, APPLE WINS. go cry emo overclockers.


    I'm sorry, but what does an ipad have to do with a laptop?
    And no one even claimed the stupidities you just rambled about...so like someone said above, quit trolling.

    Hingeless joint = cool, the price tag won't be :) 
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    counselmancl , April 5, 2010 2:55 PM
    I hope that people staring at computers wearing dorky looking glasses doesn't become a trend.
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    kennyforgames , April 5, 2010 4:32 PM
    I hope watch too much 3D image with that glass wont give you crosseye problem. I love 3D movies. but not 3D while am typing. listening, reading, and browsering, forget about it. is another madfanboy superior vision idea.
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    digiex , April 5, 2010 5:07 PM
    Just imagine people what this would do, specially running 3D modeling program like AutoCAD, it would be awesome.
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    jamac666 , April 5, 2010 7:18 PM
    Dear god, whoever writes these articles needs to learn to proof read. "An Fan"!
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