This MacBook Touch Concept Is F*cking Bad and Dumb and Bad—But Maybe You Will Like It

This MacBook Touch concept is so dumb that I don't even know where to start ripping it apart. From the hinge's physical feasibility to the ergonomics—which make absolutely zero sense. But what do you think?

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Keep in mind that there will not be a MacBook Touch. All those old 2007 rumors ended in a new device category called the iPad, which happens to be the future of personal computing, as shown by the overwhelming sales figures.

And while I'm sure that the next-generation MacBook line will get into touch territory, it's not going to be an awkward product like this—an iPad/MacBook hybrid. The next-gen MacBook's touch capabilities will be less intrusive.

Like Steve Jobs said many times, requiring the user to extend their arms to do touch would be tiring and stupid. And dumb. But then again, Steve is not driving Apple anymore. Who knows what's going to happen next.

Do you hate it or love it? Tell us in the comments.

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As someone else mentioned, the screen HAS to rotate in a convertible design, so the keys and the trackpad are not at the bottom. So the screen is either flipped horizontally (Dell), on a pivot point (ugly and clunky), or physically removed and reattached (ugh). This is why Apple will never do it. None of these concepts work.

Actually, it's much more likely that Apple would release a computer with dual screens. One on the inside, and one on the outside. Closing the Macbook air would essentially turn it into an iPad. THAT, I'd buy, and they could probably do it for less than $1499.