Retro-futuristic iMac concept looks like an early Apple on a diet

Take an original ’80s Mac, smoosh it together with an iPad and a MacBook Air and you get a Macintosh concept desktop full of modern tech and classic looks.

Remember that “Doctor Who” episode when all of history is happening simultaneously and Winston Churchill is the Holy Roman Emperor? Even if you haven’t seen it, you can imagine what it might be like to have time folded into a big wad where everything is familiar, but nothing is quite the same. That’s the sense you get when you look at German technology site Curved Labs’ Macintosh 2015 concept computer.

Curved Labs wanted to meld Apple’s technology of today with the company’s early design aesthetic. The result is what looks like a time-traveling mishmash of ideas in which the small screen of the original Macintosh is mushed together with the skinny form of an iPad, but it all stands up like a little iMac. It’s part MacBook Air, part tablet and all weird and wonderful. In place of the original floppy disk drive, there’s a place to stick your small, modern memory cards instead.

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