ComputerWorld has a feature on future laptop designs: Hello, gorgeous! Meet the laptop you’ll use in 2015. Most have a lot of glossy touch surfaces, but not much else is different from today’s laptops. An exception is the Siafu (pictured) by Jonathan Lucas, which has no screen and uses a tactile display instead (more about the Siafu at Gizmodo).
I spotted this at Small Surfaces, where Gabriel White says:
Sadly all that seems to be considered in this article is the form
factor and moving keyboards on-screen. The computers seem to be
hamstrung with the same poor interaction paradigms that we’re dealing
with today; inappropriate in a world where mobile computing is getting
smaller and smaller.