Intel UrbanMax Slider Laptop

Posted on Aug 25 2008 - 6:27pm by Richard Sharp

The UrbanMax From IntelAmong the treats that Intel has bestowed on the computer world at the IDF, Intel Developers Forum, one of the more intriguing has been a concept slider laptop design that is quite unique and aims to offer a unique experience to all users. Very little has been released regarding the specification of the laptop but then the concept is all about the form design rather than the laptop itself so that’s hardly surprising.

Engadget has an image of the little laptop which not only uses a slider design but also incorporates a tilt function to make it increasingly user friendly and to ensure that you still get the same feel as you would with an ordinary folding mechanism. For now it’s carrying the working title of the UrbanMax although that could change numerous times before it’s actually developed and released.

It is also known that the display isn’t just a display and offers reactive touchscreen features and combined with the tilt/slide mechanism that means complete flexibility in how you view your media, games, and work on the miniature device.

All in all, while it is a unique concept to the laptop world, it’s debatable whether it offers any more value to users than a normal laptop design. The display has less protection and all the sliding and tilting in the world means you can only get the same layout as you would with an existing laptop.

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