Combination computer and briefcase
Call this a brieftop. Or maybe a lapcase. The explanatory text for this patent is unusually terse, but I suspect that the guts of the PC were built into the briefcase portion, not the keyboard–that would have been a pretty darn thin notebook design for 1998. On the plus side, this design would have put the screen closer to eye level. But my wrists tingle just thinking about reaching up to use the keyboard. And wouldn’t the handle have poked you in the belly button?