The work of US-based designer René Woo-Ram Lee, the ‘Bento’ computing system concept integrates a notebook, tablet, and smartphone into a single modular device, expanding the possibilities of networked use while extending the life cycle of the product and providing easy portability of each component. The modular nature of ‘Bento’ facilitates the use of multiple hard drives to store content, in a way that is not only portable but also easily transmissible from one system to another by simply docking the drive in place.
Laptop with 15″ OLED screen
11″ tablet and 4″ phone sit in shallow depressions
Solar powered lithium-ion battery
1TB SSD drive
The Box accommodates all the gear to work as one whole unit or individually; as you see fit. When connected either physically or as a networked system, each screen may be used for different purposes and content. For example, in daily use the tablet might display a keyboard while the notebook screen is used for visualization, with the smartphone docked as a music player or clock. In photo editing, reference material may be loaded onto the phone, while the tablet runs photoshop and the image being edited is displayed on the large screen. All components are also each fully functional as independent devices. [source]
2 thoughts on “Bento Book: A Modular Laptop Computer by René Woo-Ram Lee for Fujitsu”
Oh my god, I have fallen in love from first sight – just gorgeous – concept and design
My only issue with this setup, is that in my experience the connectors are the first thing to go on modular devices, and because of the daily connect and disconnect with this system, it seems to me that the connectors would not last long, thereby rendering the whole system completely useless
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