Koala Pad Under the Keyboard

Wait! Don’t get your pants in a twist! This is actually a much more advanced design than the title would have you believe! The Koala Pad was a drawing tablet produced and distributed in the 1980’s for Apple IIe computers and Atari and all sort of super neat stuff like that. Well here’s something not only super neat, but super new! A fully-integrated tablet-in-laptop concept, for you new-agers!

I’m sure you remember the oldest drawing pad, the Koala, if you went to school when the Apple IIe was the main model. I do. I thought that drawing tablet was the greatest invention ever invented.

For some, that thought stayed strong. Inventors, illustrators, designers, and artists galore use drawing tablets every day! But they’re a little bit of a hassle. Why? Because they’re a whole other tool you’ve gotta take out.

But with this tablet/laptop concept from Victor Bivol, we’ve got total portability! Finally I can get a hot chocolate and double-chocolate brownie in the coffee shop and draw with all the other hipsters in my city.

Thank you Victor!

Designer: Victor Bivol

Design Concept: Laptop for professional designers from Victor Bivol on Vimeo.

Drawing Tablet Laptop Concept by Victor Bivol

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16 Comments

  • Johnny says:

    feels a little bit dated, tablet PC’s where you draw on the screen (which is more intuitive than this) has been on the market for some years now.

    • Chozo says:

      This is exactly what I was thinking. Why get this when you could have a hybrid tablet or a Modbook or something?

  • Aaron says:

    Thats a good idea. I prefer separate tablets as opposed to on-screen (cintiq-type) displays, as cintiq’s tend to generate a bit of heat and aren’t real comfortable on the hand after a full days work.

    One observation though, what if you want to use the keyboard for hotkeys while you are drawing? like photoshop commands?

    Good work

  • Kim says:

    I like the idea, but somehow those things feel a bit old and are not so great in use. I read on http://computer-drawing-tablet.blogspot.com/2010/… that it can be a great help in the fight against carpel tunnel syndrome tho. Might start using it.

  • Kim says:

    I like the idea, but somehow those things feel a bit old and are not so great in use. I read on http://computer-drawing-tablet.blogspot.com/2010/… that it can be a great help in the fight against carpel tunnel syndrome tho. Might start using it.

  • mei says:

    well, i’m not fan of Modbook or these little tablets just for surfing and “easy” work. This one seems perfect to me. and if there is this concept with strong proccesor and a lot memory , then it is a dream:))) guys if any one knows who sell smth like this , pls post it

  • so what does everyone think of the Wacom Cintiq 24HD DTK2400 Graphics Monitor!I’ve beesn searching around different Graphics Monitors for a little while and this Graphics Monitor appears
    to stand out, any opinions?

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