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Samsung patents a laptop design with almost zero bezels

Samsung could be upping the ante when it comes to bezel-less designs on laptops. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Samsung could be upping the ante when it comes to bezel-less designs on laptops. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
The WIPO has published a Samsung patent that shows off an almost zero bezel design for its notebook. The patent, however, seems to be an ornamental one as no functionalities are described.

A new Samsung patent has been released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that shows off an almost bezel-less laptop design. The patent also shows a full length hinge similar to what the Surface Book 2 has. The patent, which was released on January 23, 2018, is limited to just the design and no new functionalities are being described.

The model in the patent somewhat resembles a Samsung Notebook 9. While the Notebook 9 had thin side bezels, it still had prominent top and bottom ones. In this patent, we see that Samsung has omitted the top and bottom bezels as well. A notable observation from this patent sketch is that there is no camera specified on either the top or bottom bezel. It will be interesting to see where Samsung would position the webcam. The hinge design is reminiscent of the Surface Book series from Microsoft, which was criticized for the gap caused by the hinge when the display is closed. Samsung's patent also shows a similar hinge design but apparently, the gap seems to be considerably reduced in this case. 

Apart from the design cues in the patent, nothing much is known at this point. It is not known if we would see this design debut this year and nothing can be speculated about the specs, either. 

(Source: LetsGoDigital)
(Source: LetsGoDigital)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-02- 7 (Update: 2018-02- 7)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.