Is this Mix Between the Mac Pro and the iMac Awesome or Just Crazy

By Jesus Diaz on at

This is the iPro, a mix between the iMac and the Mac Pro. It has a 35-inch (88.9cm) display and touch controls to make the screen lean. The concept is by Swiss designer Kurt Merki Jr. Madness or genius? You decide.

He explains his motives thus:

Ever since I was a kid, I have always been interested in Macintosh/Apple products and their way of thinking different. I remember at school we had “touch typing” lessons on a Macintosh Classic. Instead of using the touch typing software I could not help myself exploring the rest of the Macintosh, trying out all other programs and functions. I guess that is way I can still not touch type :-)

After seeing the 30th Anniversary of Apple, it inspired me to create a computer of my own. I imagined an “all in one” workstation which one would want to work with on a daily basis with endless power and a huge display. The Macintosh Classic was the starting point and thereafter it evolved into the iPro.

Maybe one day my wish will come true ;-)

So for all you Apple lovers out there, is this a system you would love to own? Merki Jr. has dozens of conceptual mock-up drawings on his site so its well worth a look. [Studio KMJ]