YouTuber builds DIY version of Intel's dual-screen Honeycomb Glacier laptop

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Hardware manufacturers are seemingly obsessed with displays. Whether it’s reducing bezels, rounding off edges, adding additional screens or experimenting with flexible displays, they can’t help but tinker with them.

Take Intel’s “Honeycomb Glacier,” for example. This dual-display concept showcased at Computex earlier this year adds a secondary panel to the mix for additional screen real estate. It also served as the basis for a compelling project by Matt over on DIY Perks.

The YouTuber essentially took Intel’s idea and created his own version by adding a full-sized secondary display on top of his laptop’s original screen. It’s more of a proof-of-concept, really, as the supporting hardware and hinge system are a bit clunky. One would also think that the added weight would make the laptop a bit top-heavy but Matt solved this issue by adding a fold-out kickstand to help support the extra hardware.

If you’d rather not fool with building your own, other options exist for adding more desktop space to your mobile workstation. A portable USB screen like the Lapscreen is one alternative. You could also repurpose a tablet as a second screen using any number of apps available or pick up a dedicated dual-screen laptop like the HP Omen X 2S.

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amghwk

TS Guru
I think people should just leave the humble laptop alone. Even this DIY looks unnecessarily complicated. Besides the strain on battery and altered ergonomics, any novelty will wear off very soon.

(Thanks for letting us know. Luckily didn't click on that YouTube video. Nowadays, YouTube is a place for business for most people and they will put up any bait to make more views.)
 

CTatts

TS Rookie
I think people should just leave the humble laptop alone. Even this DIY looks unnecessarily complicated. Besides the strain on battery and altered ergonomics, any novelty will wear off very soon.

(Thanks for letting us know. Luckily didn't click on that YouTube video. Nowadays, YouTube is a place for business for most people and they will put up any bait to make more views.)
I agree with the DIY approaches, but laptops like the Zenbook Duo, with that extra bit of real estate above the keyboard are actually genuinely fantastic for productivity on the move.

HP's attempt is kinda weak comparatively.