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One computer with Two Screens: How have Laptops changed over time

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 13, 2019, 12:37 pm IST
Updated : Sep 13, 2019, 12:37 pm IST

The advent of dual-screen laptops has been taking the tech world like a storm.

Asus unveiled ZenBook Pro Duo, an ultra-high-end dual-screen laptop, meant for professionals, content creators, and gamers alongside others.
 Asus unveiled ZenBook Pro Duo, an ultra-high-end dual-screen laptop, meant for professionals, content creators, and gamers alongside others.

Once upon a time, laptops were known for their compactness and portability. As a consequence, the leading brands put their most creative minds on eliminating different ports of the stationery machines, to give rise to ‘thin and light’ laptops. However, the tide of technology is never known to remain constant. With the present-day advancements, brands are gearing up to introduce more advancements in the portable machines. As a result, it’s time to welcome the dual-screen laptops.

The advent of dual-screen laptops has been taking the tech world like a storm, rising to centre stage at this year’s Computex event. Packing two screens in a singular machine, these prototypes are a great tool for creative and passionate gamers. Furthermore, given the rapid digitalisation around us, dual-screen prototypes perfectly cater to the growing needs of content creators, multi-tasking professionals, instructors, and students.

With the second display screen mostly placed right above the keyboard, users can easily multitask. Thus, while gamers are enjoying a high adrenaline game, or content creators are editing a video on the main screen, the secondary screen can be used for managing the Spotify playlist, browsing social media, or anything else. Without further ado, let’s get acquainted with these exceptional machines, ushering us all into the future of laptops.

ASUS

ZenBook Pro Duo by Asus

One of the leading players in consumer electronics, Asus is gearing up for bringing the dual-screen laptops to its users. At the Computex trade show, Asus unveiled ZenBook Pro Duo, an ultra-high-end dual-screen laptop, meant for professionals, content creators, and gamers alongside others. The proposed Windows 10 laptop will have two screens; the main screen cuts a 15.6-inch long profsheile, a touch screen with 16:9 4K UHD resolution. Additionally, a 14-inch 32:9 4K ScreenPad Plus screen sits directly above the keyboard. In addition to ZenBook Pro, Asus will also be launching ZenBook Duo. The primary screen is 14-inch FHD and the secondary 12.6-inch FHD touchscreen. Smaller in size, ZenBook Duo offers a lighter chassis.

Intel

Dual Screen Honeycomb Glacier by Intel 

The Computex 2019 gave us a glimpse into the future, with Intel releasing a prototype of the Honeycomb Glacier. The dual-screen prototype has a 15.6-inch main screen, accompanied by a 12.3-inch vertical display right below it. While the prototype closes like a regular laptop, the pair of screens are hinged atop each other. The second screen can be pulled up to a position, with the main screen tilting upwards at an angle already set.

HP

HP Omen X2S Dual Screen Laptop 

Another phenomenal dual-screen laptop offering comes from the house of HP. Omen X 2Soffers users a 15.6-inch primary display, optimised with a resolution of 1080p and a 144Hz refresh rates. The secondary screen is quite compact, offering a 6-inch 1080p display. The small screen is apt for zooming in on a map while navigating an action-packed game or playing music apps without having it interfere with the work.

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