If the iPad 4 takes Microsoft Surface cues it could look like this

It might only be a concept right now but here’s hoping Jony Ive takes an interest

When the Microsoft Surface came out, sporting a keyboard like the Asus Transformer Prime, we did think Apple was starting to fall behind. Designer Luis Fonseca thought the same and came up with this iPad 4 concept.

The keyboard slides out from the aluminium case of the 7 or 8in iPad. And it comes packing Bang & Olufsen speakers, a 12MP, 1080p camera, a quad core processor and a portable hard drive. We love this design because it’s not only a reasonable jump forward for the iPad but it captures well the trend of tablets starting to merge with laptops to create one mobile gadget to rule them all.

[Via Yanko Design]

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