Check out this awesome MacBook Pro concept with OLED touch panel

By , Jun 9, 2016

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Well known designer and mockup artist Martin Hajek released a new concept for the MacBook Pro on Thursday. As usual, Hajek’s renderings are gorgeous, and the details of the laptop design match up closely with recent rumors and reports.

Perhaps the most prominent feature is the OLED touch panel that sits above the keyboard, in place of the function keys. The panel first popped up in an investor note from Ming-Chi Kuo, and it has since been corroborated by other sources.

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Hajek’s concept demonstrates various use-cases for the built-in touch panel, such as displaying  information and controls for third party apps, and providing access to the function keys it replaced. It could also be home to a unique Siri interface.

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Other notable details from the drawings include an oversized touchpad, which many believe could house Touch ID sensors, large speakers on either side of the keyboard and 4 USB-C ports. Two on the left side of the laptop, and two on the right.

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Again, this all matches up with what we’ve seen in alleged part leaks and other reports. So although this is only a concept, it’s possible Apple has something like this in the wings. Kuo believes the new MacBook Pro will hit stores in Q4 of this year.

Source: Martin Hajek

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  • This would be so cool! Wouldn’t it drain the batter quicker though?

    • AngryDingo

      Shouldn’t with OLED.

  • Jayy

    That concept actually looks really cool!

  • I guess, now there’s no need for the menubar on the screen. In 10 years, Apple will reinvent the menubar and move it back to the screen. Wow!

    • I haven’t even thought about that! If this gets implemented, there’s no need for a menu bar.

  • Gethro

    I gotta say it looks pretty good

  • TotallySerious

    Woahh… those look sick af. Very nice

  • Micki

    It would be cool but first off that’s a lot of light to be a distraction and the battery would drain so fast.

  • Sohail Wahab

    Pretty cool looking!

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Coolest thing I’ve ever seen…

  • Newgunnerr

    OMFG APPLE LOOK AT THIS!!!

  • malhal

    Cool but missing Touch ID on the right

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    It’s lit… literally

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  • Anonymous

    This is a awsome concept. However, i’d like to dream and hope that apple takes it a step further by making each key its own LCD screen. That way third party key boards could be used on macs. Or you could have keyboards for specific apps like finial cut pro. Also by having each individual key being it’s own LCD or OLED screen won would be able to type with out looking at the keyboard. I know we wont see this idea this year but perhaps it is to come.

    I do however, not care for the idea of dropping the SD card slot in favor for USB-C. I get thats where apples going and ill adapt. But, i sure do like having a second bootable hard drive. I dont use windows often… But there are times when i need it.

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      Like this Blocks modular buttons?

  • therealjjohnson

    Looks nice. But why exactly would I want this?

  • James

    If only they applied haptic on the OLED like the touchpad

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      Taking it a step further! I like that!

  • G®UΣ

    If this becomes true, I’ll but it without question! Imagine what devs could do with that!