“I need a laptop for writing emails and social media.”
If that sounds like you, the laptops in this list aren’t designed with you in mind. Nay, the laptops in this list are designed for eccentric and/or rich people who have very specific needs, like intense gaming or carrying around an abridged version of the internet.
Take a look at the weirdest laptops we’ve ever seen:
Let's begin with one of the more reserved specimens in this list. The MSI GT83 Titan SLR features a mechanical keyboard and weighs almost 6kgs, which is unusual for most laptops.
Keys on mechanical keyboards give a satisfying clicky noise and fingertip feedback that gamers love. Normal laptops don't have mechanical keyboards because they are too bulky, but the GT83VR SLI doesn't care.
And in case you missed it, one of the variants of MSI's GT83VR SLI comes with TWO powerful graphics cards.
The model I'm referring to has two Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics cards, which should power through anything you throw at it.
Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, let's turn the heat up and go full psycho with this absurd monstrosity: the Asus ROG GX800 gaming laptop.
That growth sticking out of its behind is a liquid-cooling system, which is completely insane. It cools down the components inside the gaming laptop when you're playing just too dang hard.
It's actually a regular laptop that works fine without the liquid-cooling dock, but the graphics cards don't work at 100% without the dock because they're so powerful and can easily overheat.
Here's how it works: Liquid is pumped through internal piping to collect heat from the processor and graphics cards. The hot liquid travels to the radiators in the dock where the heat is deposited, and the heat is blown away by fans.
Then there's this laptop from Acer called the Predator 21X, which has a mechanical keyboard, two graphics cards, and...
...It's the first laptop to feature a curved screen. It's also an ultra-wide 21:9 display, which is wider than the standard 16:9 displays.
It also features Tobii's eye-tracking technology, which follows your eyes while you're playing a game and changes the direction you're looking in during gameplay.
You can buy the Predator 21X from Acer's website. Amazingly enough, it's actually sold out at the time of writing, despite it's unrealistic price tag. Yet, I wouldn't be surprised if Acer only made five of these laptops, and a total of five crazy people bought them.
But it can transform into a DOUBLE laptop, with one screen running Windows and the other running Android. It's a 3-in-1 device all for $800, but it's still in development after a successful Indiegogo campaign in 2014.
This thing is absolutely stunning. There was a time you could buy laptops from the craftsman, who would use laptops parts and build the beautiful wooden cases, but he only sells accessories now.
It had design elements that the company thought would appeal to women, like a pearly power button and fake diamonds on the Caps Lock key.
And it was designed so that women can open the lid without the risk of damaging their nails. This continues to not be a joke.
But the promo video gets even more offensive. It shows how the 'Floral Kiss' is perfect for women who just want to shop for handbags online. Because that's all women do with computers... right?
Watch the short promo video to see how else Fujitsu thinks women use computers... and how offensive this thing is.
Let's check out the opposite of the 'Floral Kiss.' Here's the most chunky, rugged laptop ever to crush the Earth. The Getac B300-X Toughbook looks like it fell out of the sky and killed the dinosaurs.
It has a handle, so you can carry it into battle. And, like any machine that's also a weapon, it runs Windows 10.
Here's another chunky beast from Getac, that's actually a mobile server with a screen. That means you can carry around an abridged version of 'the internet' in five built-in hard drives wherever you go.
Next up is the Surface Pro 4, that many of us have seen before -- but it's not the laptop I want to show you.
Behold: The Acme Portable 'Sherlock 4:4.' It's a portable 'forensics workstation,' so it's not really a laptop or a hybrid. But, like the Surface Pro 4, all the important parts are in the screen. That's where the similarities end.
Unlike the Sufrace Pro's magnetic keyboard connection, the Sherlock's keyboard connects to the screen with a telephone cable. Beautiful.
Acme describes the Sherlock as 'incredibly compact' and 'portable' at 27.5 lbs. Most laptops weigh under 4 lbs, but I suppose it IS as powerful as about eight Surface Pro 4s. Who knows how much this thing costs; you have to contact the company to get a quote. I'm still waiting to hear back.
Up next, I'm cheating a little bit, because this laptop doesn't actually exist yet. This is Lenovo's concept of what its future laptops will look like.
Lenovo didn't share many details about its laptop of the future. That's probably because it will be quite some time before it will see the light of day, if at all. Still, Lenovo envisions a future where the iconic red IBM nubbin mouse in the middle of the keyboard is present.