Toshiba’s 5-in-1 Concept PC is a look into the wild future of computers

CES is a great place to see tech that is coming out in the next year or so. It’s also a great place to see some concepts for where consumer technology will be in three, five, ten years or even further! Toshiba has a concept computer that they’re calling a “5-in-1”. That’s right, this shape-shifting concept PC combines five designs into one device. Here it is.

What are the five modes you get with this concept PC? This is what Toshiba says:

  • Laptop mode
  • Canvas mode
  • Tablet mode
  • Presentation / TV mode
  • Convertible Tablet mode

They’re more or less self-explanatory. Laptop mode is where this concept PC will work just as you’d expect, like a laptop. The device gets a little more exciting when you look at how it transforms. You can flip the keyboard around and get a machine that’s ideal for drafting or drawing with its built-in digitizer pen. Remove the keyboard and then rotate the base to turn the concept PC into a TV mode. This is ideal for giving presentations or enjoying some content on your screen. Get to tablet mode by completely removing the keyboard/base from the screen. The final mode is the convertible tablet, where the machine acts like the Lenovo Yoga when you rotate the keyboard completely around.

This concept PC won’t be available anytime soon, but it’s an exciting look at what the future of Windows could look like. 

Sam Sabri