Fujitsu is showing off a prototype of a laptop that folds down into the size and shape of a CD case. The prototype, called the Ultra Mobile PC, is the size of a CD case when it’s folded up. Then the user flips open an 8-inch display screen, just like he or she would on a normal laptop. But at this stage, the keyboard still is hidden. The user then flips open the keyboard, lifting it from left to right to open it up. When it’s open, the keyboard will be about 16 inches wide where designers have been working on this for about a year. The laptop would be “very much lighter” than a normal notebook, but they’re not yet sure what the exact weight would be. Fujitsu hasn’t made any decisions about what processor the machines would run or about any of the operating specifications.

Fujitsu is showing off a prototype of a laptop that folds down into the size and shape of a CD case. The prototype, called the Ultra Mobile PC, is the size of a CD case when it’s folded up. Then the user flips open an 8-inch display screen, just like he or she would on a normal laptop. But at this stage, the keyboard still is hidden. The user then flips open the keyboard, lifting it from left to right to open it up. When it’s open, the keyboard will be about 16 inches wide where designers have been working on this for about a year. The laptop would be “very much lighter” than a normal notebook, but they’re not yet sure what the exact weight would be. Fujitsu hasn’t made any decisions about what processor the machines would run or about any of the operating specifications.