Expanscape Develops First Laptop With Seven Screens

Expanscape Develops First Laptop With Seven Screens

The Aurora 7 laptop seems to have materialized straight out of the imagination of a Hollywood props maker working on a low-quality hacker movie. But due to the seven foldable screens, it is unlikely that anyone would actually be able to use this monster as a portable device.

This portable compact convertible workstation is designed for those who need a lot of screens and don’t have room for additional monitors.

The Aurora 7, created by the British company Expanscape, is still only a prototype (as can be seen from the active use of parts printed on a 3D printer), but if such a miracle of technology interests a sufficiently wide range of people, then surely in the future such a device can be released as a commercial product.

The laptop is equipped with an Intel Core i9-9900K desktop processor, 64GB DDR4 RAM and an NVIDIA GTX 1060 series graphics card. The Aurora 7 also comes with a 2TB hard drive and an additional 2.5TB SSD, as well as all the ports needed to further expand the capabilities of the workstation.

But the key feature, of course, is the intricate mosaic of screens that includes four 17.3-inch 4K LCDs (3840×2160 dots) – two in portrait mode and two in landscape mode. There are also three more compact 7-inch screens – all with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels (one of them is located in the wrist rest).

Perhaps even more impressive is that all of these screens are designed to stack on top of each other, allowing you to carry the device in your bag like a laptop. True, the word “normal” does not fit in any way – the thickness reaches 4.3 inches (11 cm), and the weight is almost 12 kg!

The creators of the Aurora 7 hope to reduce the weight to 10 kg when the solution is fine-tuned, but this solution is unlikely to be suitable for carrying it to and from work every day. Also there two batteries, each for the laptop and displays, but the battery life so far is only 1 hour.

At the moment, the Aurora 7 exists only as a prototype, but consumers in dire need of such a machine can buy it from Expanscape.

However, the company not only does not publish information on the price, but also requires the signing of a non-disclosure agreement: the buyer must remain silent about how much money he actually paid for his one-of-a-kind mobile workstation.

Prototypes always cost more than a commercially available version of a device, especially considering the time and money it takes to design and build individual parts in single copies. And even if the Aurora 7 does hit the market at some point, you shouldn’t expect the laptop’s price to come anywhere near reasonable.

Source: Gizmodo

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