Tuesday, 21 February 2012

[TechRepublic] Fantastic folding laptop designs

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TechRepublic Member | February 21, 2012

Editor's note
From three-layered cubes to dual-screen devices, these US patent drawings show possibilities beyond the typical clam-shell laptop design.

Fantastic folding laptop designs

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