Lenovo MOZI: Concept 'smart notebook' wins Red Dot Design Award with a retractable keyboard and a built-in projector
Lenovo has presented the MOZI, one of the weirder reimaginations of a conventional laptop. Unveiled via Red Dot, for which it has received a Design Award, the Lenovo MOZI is a 'smart notebook' with a project for a built-in display. While Lenovo has not provided many details about the MOZI yet, Red Dot has included the following explainer on its website:
MOZI is a smart notebook that displays the image by projection with a low ratio of blue light. It consists of the computer unit with a fully extendable keyboard and a separate screen onto which the content is projected. Alternatively, another suitable surface, such as a wall, can be used as projection area. At the end of use, the keyboard is pushed into the computer unit where it is safely stored thanks to magnets.
Based on the sole image showcased so far, the MOZI has a 6-row chiclet-style keyboard with backlighting. Since the Lenovo MOZO has a tenkeyless (TKL) layout, we suspect that it measures approximately 30 cm in width. Additionally, the MOZI looks about as deep as its keyboard. For reference, Apple's Magic Keyboard is 11.49 cm deep. Although the MOZO's keyboard is more generously spaced than the Magic Keyboard, we doubt that the former is much deeper than the latter.
Moreover, the image shows that the MOZI has Dolby Atmos-branded speakers, above which lies a physical button. Potentially, this could be merely a power button, but we would not rule out Lenovo embedding a fingerprint sensor, as it does on many of its Windows laptops. As Liliputing notes, Lenovo has not outlined when the MOZI will be available, nor how much it will cost or on what specifications it will rely. Hence, we would recommend treating the MOZI as a concept device for now, until Lenovo provides more details about it.