Computex 2019 | Intel showcases "Twin River" dual-screen laptop prototype encased in fabric
Intel showcased a few unconventional laptop prototypes this year at Computex, and among these, the dual-display one that sports a fabric casing is probably the most interesting. Codenamed “Twin River,” this model attempts to reduce the overall weight to only 1.7 lbs by encasing the two 12.3-inch displays and the underlying hardware in a special case made of polyester, polyamide and lycra.
Both displays feature touchscreens with 1080p resolution; however, this is not a true convertible device, since the dual-screen design is supposed to act as a book or notepad. It can also be used as a regular laptop, with one display transforming into a touch keyboard. Additionally, Intel also provides a superthin Bluetooth-enabled tactile keyboard that can be stored between the two displays as a bookmark. While using it as a book / notepad, the displays adopt the appropriate screen ratio, and Intel also supplies a tactile pen.
Powering the prototype is a 15 W Intel Whiskey Lake-U quad-core CPU that uses a custom vapor chamber, so there are no noisy fans. Apparently, the motherboard is split between the two displays, while the CPU is oriented diagonally, plus each side comes with its own battery. No info on RAM and storage, and it looks like the prototype only has a power connector, with no other ports in sight.
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