Intel unveils a prototype concept for a dual screen PC which could be the future of mobile computers.
This concept computer was first shown off at Computex 2018 and people are impressed. The Intel Tiger Rapid is a dual screen device that combines a Windows 10 PC and an E Ink Notepad.
The device has a 7.9-inch full HD LCD display on one side, and a 7.8-inch E Ink screen on the other. A single eighth-generation Kaby Lake Core processor powers both screens. Other features include an SSD, Wi-Fi, and a 12-wHr battery. It uses a single USB-C port for charging.
Don’t expect Intel to manufacture or release the device though. It was developed to show their manufacturing partners that it is possible. Intel also wants to showcase how e-paper displays can be used as both keyboards and writing notes with a stylus.
Gregory Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Intel Client Computing Group, explains:
“Conceptually, it’s not a one-size fits all world. You’re going to see secondary products of different shapes and sizes, people are going to do secondary displays, obviously we’re going to work on longer-term things like bendables and foldables.”
The concept was apparently in the works for two years. Intel hints that consumers can expect to see a similar device sometime in the next two to three years. Perhaps Lenovo will do something like this for its Yogabook? Or maybe Microsoft will switch its Surface keyboard to E ink? We’ll have to wait to find out!