If a Laptop and Desktop Made Love

U.DTR stands for Ultra Desktop Replacement, and that’s exactly what it aims to do… remove the shortcomings of both laptops and desktops to form one ultra-versatile replacement device. The most obvious improvement is the “necked” touch-screen that elevates the monitor to a more comfortable height, similar to that of a desktop computer. Did we mention it’s touch-screen?! Other extras include an angled, more ergonomic keyboard, thoughtfully placed ports, and reduced battery weight.

Another drastic re-design of the U.DTR is detachment of the main battery. Because of their large power consumption and longer working periods, desktop replacements are almost always used on a desk, hooked up to the power grid. In this scenario, the huge internal battery sometimes accounting for as much as 50% of the total weight. For this reason, U.DTR is designed with a smaller, built-in backup battery while an external battery provides extended power.

Designer: Marin Myftiu

8 Comments

  • t says:

    So, all this energy on a project for ? … move up a little bit the screen.

    OK, nothing more to say …. make your own conclusion.

  • Marin says:

    Does that “t” stand for Troll, or just someone too lazy to read? There are at least a dozen of crucial innovative concepts and months of refinement and it really feels stomaching to read such a disrespectful comment.

  • Rob says:

    You’ve obviously put a lot of thought into this concept, Marin. Your images really do show a nice design development. If you’re hoping to take the design further, think about the user’s interaction with the folding mechanism. Think of how much stress is put on that small connection between the screen and the armature. It could benefit from a more robust and more detailed “neck”. After all, this is one of the product’s key features and it’s not at the same level of detail as the rest of the device.

    This is obviously something you’re proud of, so keep refining it and you’ll only be more and more satisfied.

    One final note: if you’re looking for gratification and congratulations, show this to people you know. Anonymous internet comment sections have very limited genuine content with even less positive, useful insight. Thousands of people contribute opinions daily to degrade projects that have had much more thought put into them (think iPhone) so don’t take anything the internet has to say personally.

    Keep practicing with your hand renderings: less is more.

    Rob

  • J says:

    Cool stuff. Reminds me of Atari 800XL for some reason. Agree with Rob: the neck needs to be more durable.

  • Emily says:

    love the ideas that combine laptop and desktop in 1 ^^

  • Good concept. Although, I’ve made a very similar concept 3 years ago. I just haven’t refined the 3d renderings, but the concept is the same…

    http://www.marciomeireles.com.br/ergobook or here

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Ergobook-V2/2271158

    Nothing new so far

  • Bradley says:

    Amazing Concept Marin but, I do agree the neck should be more durable. Otherwise perfect and flawless design.

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