Apple triBook Concept Laptop

by Mark R

It appears that our friends from Apple have leaked some drool-worthy information on the net with their latest concept, the triBook.

Yes, I am also quite impressed at a screen that can fold out into three. These side screens are perfectly sandwiched in between the main display and the keyboard. Every time a user wants to use the triBook, he or she will unfold it like opening a cardboard box. A user also has the option of combining all three screens for a landscape display of about 21 inches.

An unfolded triBook measures at 6.75 x 10 inches, and it is about 1 inch thick. That may not be good enough to fit into a manila envelope like the MacBook Air, but I am willing to sacrifice the skinniness for that fold-out feature.

Not much is known about the triBook’s other features, other than it comes with a “kick-ass” hard drive (that is a direct quote from my source). It also has many I/O connectors, an 8x SuperDrive, plus a MacBook Pro-caliber CPU.

Right now, the triBook is just concept, but I could easily see it becoming the standard for laptops. After all, who wouldn’t want more real estate for their laptop screen? That alone is enough to convert me to a Mac user, and I’m sure a lot of people will also be Apple converts if this ever gets mass-marketed.


9 reviews or comments

asnyde Says: December 11, 2008 at 10:58 am

As cool as this is, how will people use it in tight spaces like an airplane? It would be nice if the folding parts were either removable or something.

isaac Says: December 11, 2008 at 11:41 am

That’s not an Apple leak, its a user’s mock up of a feature request. It states it quite clearly on the source page. It would be cool, but also somewhat hard to accomplish without making the Macbook much more bulky than Steve Jobs would allow.

pd Says: December 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Well after getting a tibook waybackwhen I posted on MacAddict this very concept…. my username was farmaccident. It looks like a little déjà for me!!

ecrah Says: December 12, 2008 at 7:35 am

You all need to get out more.

mains Says: December 12, 2008 at 11:08 am

my only worry is, if this becomes the standard of notebooks how the hell am i supposed to use this in class. my macbook is almost too big right now to use, so what would i do with that?
Although I must admit that If i were someone who only used my notebook at home and work (and it just sat on a desk and not in my lap like now) I would be up for it

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Eniba Says: June 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm

ansdye, Im sure you can fold the screens back and only use the one. What would be cool if the two side screens folded back on you can close it and it would be a touch screen

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