The Expanscape Aurora 7 laptop prototype packs seven screens into one laptop body
Yes, you read that correctly. The Aurora 7 by UK-based Expanscape is a laptop prototype with seven (as in one more than six) screens built into the chassis.
While it looks like something from CyberPunk 2077, the laptop is very real. In addition to the traditional clamshell-style main display, there is a second landscape screen that folds up above the primary screen, two portrait-oriented screens on either side, two small screens that pop up from these side screens, and a final tiny display built into the right corner of the palm rest.
Even better, each of the large screens are 17.3-inch 4K (3840x2160) displays. The three smaller screens are 7-inch displays, each with a resolution of 1920x1200.
Other specs include an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU (8C/16T, up to 5.0 GHz), an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, 64 GB of RAM, 2.5 TB of SSD storage, and 2 TB of mechanical HDD storage. The Aurora 7 also sports three USB 3 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2.
Seven displays need a lot of juice to keep going, so Expanscape has packed the laptop with an 82 Wh battery and a separate 148 Wh pack for the displays. Even so, battery life is reportedly an hour or less.
On top of all this, the laptop weighs a staggering 26 lbs. Expanscape hopes to improve battery life, increase RAM and SSD storage to 128 GB and 16 TB, respectively, and slim down the machine to 22 lbs.
Considering the Aurora 7 is just a prototype (more of a proof of concept at this point), it’s not yet available for retail release. That said, Expanscape hopes to market a final product to mobile security operations centers, data scientists, financial services professionals, security developers, and even content creators.
According to New Atlas, which also reported on the Aurora 7, Expanscape isn’t content to rest on its laurels with the current version of the world’s first seven-screen laptop. Future prototypes will use Nvidia RTX GPUs, 16-core AMD CPUs, more memory, and more storage.
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