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Intel is showing off dual-screen prototype PCs at Computex

By Polycount
Jun 6, 2018
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  1. Intel may not be the first company that jumps to mind when you think of major tech innovations, but it seems the company is aiming to change that perception now. As reported by PC World, Intel is working on an entirely new type of PC behind the scenes. These PCs are portable, dual-screen machines with the ability to fold depending on their user's needs.

    The company revealed some early concept versions of these devices at Computex this week, and from what we've seen so far, the results are pretty impressive. One two-screen device, in particular, codenamed "Tiger Rapids," is a perfect example of how these PCs might function if they ever hit the market.

    The Tiger Rapids prototype seems to allow you to use one display in portrait mode for web browsing or research while you take notes or doodle on the other screen.

    Alternatively, you could use a different dual-screen machine to turn one display into a digital keyboard and the other screen into your primary "monitor."

    Senior VP of Intel's Client Computing Group, Gregory Bryant, offered some insight into the company's thinking behind these concept devices.

    "Conceptually, it's not a one-size fits all world," Bryant said. "You’re going to see secondary products of different shapes and sizes, people are going to do secondary displays, obviously we’re going to work on longer-term things like bendables and foldables."

    Bryant also told PC World the company's primary goal with their experimental PC designs is to make the PC "bend to its user," rather than the other way around.

    There will undoubtedly be quite a few kinks for Intel to work out before these devices ever become available to the general public, but it's nice to see the tech giant rethink what a PC could be in the future.

    Image courtesy PC World, IDG

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  2. JackTheBear

    JackTheBear TS Rookie Posts: 21   +13

    This is definitely an improvement but not an innovation. Looks like a Windows version of the ill fated Entourage Edge and/or Entourage Pocket Edge. They were a great concept (in 2012 or so) but the hardware wasn't quite there yet. I'm sure new hardware will provide a much improved user experience.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/dual-screen-android-pocket-edge-hands-on/
     
  3. seeprime

    seeprime TS Guru Posts: 405   +432

    While technically interesting, this device seems gimmicky to me. A smartphone with TalkType is all I need. I don't expect this to be a very big seller, especially with an onscreen keyboard that looks difficult to actually type on.
     
  4. lazer

    lazer TS Addict Posts: 261   +60

    I would love to have an Android device like this that doubles as a smartphone, tablet and mini-computer...
     

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