Expanscape has developed a prototype laptop with up to seven screens, and is already selling the prototypes to interested customers. Side specifications, it will be necessary to make some concessions to have access to so many screens at the same time.
The Aurora 7 prototype has four 17.3-inch monitors with 4K definition and three 7-inch screens with FHD definition. The end result looks more like an army battle station rather than a laptop.
As you might expect, such a laptop has some drawbacks. For example, it weighs 12 kg, and you can forget about the portable aspect. Laptops with two screens will certainly become more popular in the future thanks to the recent Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo, a gaming laptop with two screens, or the Asus Zenbook Duo 14 Tiger Lake that we were able to test. However, few users would really need 7 screens at a time.
Aurora 7: what technical characteristics for the 7-screen machine?
The Aurora 7 is equipped with a Intel Core i9-9900K processor and has 64 GB DDR4-2666 RAM. It is also equipped with a graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. They are not last generation components, but the computer still looks like a war machine. The Aurora 7 is also equipped with 2TB of HDD storage and 2.5TB of SSD storage.
The computer is unfortunately only compatible with the 802.11ac WiFi as well as Bluetooth 4.2. On the side, we find three USB ports, one Thunderbolt port, one HDMI port, as well as integrated stereo speakers. For videoconferencing, the computer has a webcam de 2 MP.
The main problem with this computer is probably its battery life. It has two internal batteries, of which the main 82 Wh to operate the computer itself, and a 148 Wh block to power the screens. Despite their high capacities, they only allow an hour of autonomy per charge.
Such integration of screens is reminiscent of Razer’s Project Valerie. It was abouta laptop with three screens that could unfold. The presentation of this concept had been quite eventful, since Razer had its prototype stolen at CES, and it had been put on sale on a Chinese site.
Source : pcgamer