designer's own words:With our collective environmental crisis beginning to spiral out of control, designers can no longer design products which rely on energy and resources as if those things were limitless. The LifeBook Leaf is an attempt to deal with these realities by Utilizing recent advances in amorphosis solar cells, flexible OLED displays, and advanced durable materials to create a highly efficient, solar powered Laptop which is totally divorced from the infrastructures of the past. The Leaf is designed to be highly durable to the extreme. Utilizing a polycarbonate exterior shell, the device is closed by the use of a waterproof zipper, much like those used in dry suits, which allow the Leaf to carried outside in the rain, without the typical worries of a electronic device. Along with a completely sealed body, this eliminates one of the most common causes of failures among laptops: water damage. The interior of the laptop is one continuous touch screen, which can be utilized either in conventional mode, or as a tablet/wide screen display for media viewing. A head unit above the screen utilizes 3 small cameras for both 3d photography, as well as depth sensing for gesture based control of the user interface. When changing is needed, the Leaf spreads flat, and is turned upside down. A rubberized interior prevents scratching of the screen material inside, and a 4g module inside the device, along with a small transparent OLED display alerts the users if messages or alerts are received during charging. The high efficiency of both new CPU’s, as well as Solar Cells allows the Leaf to also charge smaller mobile devices via USB at the same time.