Is laptops innovation dead at the moment

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  1. cooldex

    cooldex Notebook Consultant

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    yeah i saw that, it looks nice, like watching a video while playing a game or something else in full screen and could help productivity if used effectively, and shows no lagginess.

    but that keyboard is a huge turn off for me, like where do you rest your hands while typing.

    I wonder about a folding side screens like a cabinet, to 3 screen setup. sony-vaio-vgn-ux1xn-umpc-image1-FqV19caCD8.jpg

    Also I wonder has smartphones and killed the umpc market, cause i still find it usefull to have one of these Sony Vaio UX Micro PC

    with a touch screen and modern specs,

    low powered i5
    16gb ram
    probably one those new igpu from intel or amd
    a m.2 slot
    1080p display
    business level of IO ports (usb-c,3.1,smart card)
     
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    bobbie424242 Notebook Guru

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    Having the keyboard this far from the screen is weird. Also a bit sceptical about the use for this second screen.
    I suppose you have to try it yourself to see if it is really useful or just a gimmick...
     
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    That front edge KB seems better suited to something that's desk-only.
     
  4. Richard Zheng

    Richard Zheng Notebook Evangelist

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    I mean, it CAN be used on the lap. Effectiveness is another matter...

    I think how useful it varies from useless to game changer. It depends on the person and on the workload for sure.
     
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    Imagine that but with a more refined design and slim bezels... that could be a pretty sick laptop
     
  9. tilleroftheearth

    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    See:
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-twin-river-dual-screen-laptop-hands-on,39508.html

    The top story above is the 3:2 aspect ratio of the screens. :)


    This brings me back quite a few years. :)

    When I first started shooting, so many years ago, I was mainly doing portraits.

    When digital started to become available and most importantly, finally monitors eventually became worth editing digital photos with, I would always turn those monitors to portrait mode to work on some of my best images.

    While this is not quite how I work like today, this Honeycomb Glacier design is effectively a 'portrait' mode display when taken as a whole. Very efficient and productive set up of multiple monitors.

    With the potential to make this one off, clumsy proto-type a reality and really polish up the design, this may really be the 'next big thing' in mobile. Depending on how and by who this is made and offered by, of course.

    Along with the great cooling potential, and possibly an additional slab battery pack or two underneath, this may allow me and my teams to really turn up the on-site compute we could show up with, all in the smallest, most compact form factors possible.

    If they take this idea to the logical extreme, I would be seeing an example of this initial idea with 3:2 screens. :)

    But they may have to save something for 2025.

    Yeah, this is innovation. The only hurdle now is the actual implementation.

    Where's that number for Lenovo? :)

     
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    Agreed. This probably seems stupid but I think my favorite part is how high above the keyboard the main screen can get.
     
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