OK, so you’ve picked up a shiny new netbook. It’s light and small enough to throw in your bag and take with you wherever you go — but it’s also kind of cute and it would be a shame to scratch up the lid. So unless you picked up a netbook from Samsung (which appears to he the only company that still ships slipcovers with their netbooks), you’re probably going to be in the market for some sort of protective case.
Now imagine a world where you don’t need a separate case for your notebook — because your notebook is the case. Designer Zhang Shouze has drawn up a concept laptop that has sturdy case and an integrated handle that serves double duty as a laptop stand. The idea is you just fold up the laptop and carry it by the handle when you’re on the go.
Of course, this kind of assume that the only thing you need to carry is your laptop. You might still want a bag for carrying your cables, accessories, pen and paper if you’re that sort of person, maybe your lunch… I don’t think bags are going out of fashion anytime soon. But I still kind of like this concept. At the very least, it’ll make going through airport security a heck of a lot simpler.