The company mainly had a dual-screen version of productivity and also gaming laptops. Laptops have gotten smaller and thinner but there has not been a radical shift in their basic design. Within two years, Intel thinks that they will change a lot and might introduce dual screen laptops.
The chipmaker, at Computex 2019, was involved in buying several proof of concept devices which shows what laptop makers such as Dell, Asus and also HP can do with its tech.
So, what’s the common denominator across these devices? Keyboards, Dual screen and again it seems that will soon be in 2019.
Watch this video to know more about Intel’s Vision of dual screen gaming laptops.
The first important thing is considered to be the Twin Rivers, Ultrabook concept and a futuristic take on light and thin laptops just like the Dell XPS. There is the combination of two 12.3 inch touchscreen displays in it, and the bottom display has the presence of an on-screen keyboard. This is exactly like you get on a tablet.
However, this particular concept also generally comes with a physical Bluetooth keyboard which fit atop the display in case of the longer sessions.
Most of the people are also aware of this concept. The Yoga Book series laptops of Lenovo possess laptops which have e-ink and onscreen keyboards rather than a physical one. Jim Johnson, who is the general manager at Intel let people know that the attachable keyboard design was preferably inspired by the feedback from Lenovo.
He also said, “We’d see designs like this on the market imminently, but another Intel rep gave a more tempered one to two years timeframe.”
Twin Rivers mainly works in tent form, laptop form and also cookbook form, the latter of which was shown off by Intel with the help of a comics app. These were again developed by the usage of Whisky Lake CPUs of Intel and also a rep from Intel said that the devices will be made much easier to craft with the help of more efficient and newly announced Ice Lake chips.
On the other hand, the second concept was deliciously titled Honeycomb Glacier which is specifically for the gamers. Again, there is the combination of a 17.3-inch display with a second “12.3-inch” screen. But, it is not as deep as a traditional display of that size. So, it is mainly propped up by some of the ergonomic wizardries.
One of the most impressive features is again considered to be eye tracking. The second display is able to hold three programs and there is the presence of a camera in between the two screens which help to track where you are looking. It also knows about what window you are looking at, whether it is on the bottom screen or it is on the top screen and it automatically puts you in the control of that window.
As a result, in a very futuristic sense, the navigation of the two screens is made very easy. It also means that you do not have to make use of the shirked-to-the-right trackpad as much.
Already, the reality is the dual-screen gaming laptops. There is the presence of a 6-inch display above the keyboard in case of the newest HP Omen whereas; the Asus’ new ZenBook Pro Duo has an impressive 14-inch 4K screen present below its 15.6-inch main display. This again essentially acts as a screen extension.
On the other hand, the ZenBook Pro Duo is not mainly marketed as a gaming laptop but it is possible to be configured with an Nvidia RTX 2060. So, this indicates that it is not at all a gaming laptop.
However, specifically, unlike Twin Rivers, Intel would not choose to say when; we can expect this sort of thing on the market. As the aforementioned ZenBook Pro Duo, the screen technology is already there. It has basically the presence of the same setup but, sometimes, it is much difficult to figure out the ergonomics at least from the simplicity of use and a marketing perspective.
Lastly, Intel is not involved in manufacturing these particular laptops but they are just concepts for now. At Computex though, Intel did not preferably announce a bunch of the actual products which includes 10th-generation Ice Lake CPUs, that again introduce AI features to the laptops and additionally the Project Athena class of the devices.