The double screen in laptops is imposed as a trend at the Computex fair held in Taiwan. This week, one of the largest technology fairs in the world, Computex, has been held in Taiwan, where trends in computers and laptops have been revealed.
Among dozens of presentations, companies such as Asus or Intel have attracted attention with their commitment to teams with two screens, a fashion that seems to prevail in the sector.
Although at first glance, the use of so much screen is not well understood and it is even rare. This solution makes perfect sense to improve productivity and also in equipment for gamers.
Here are some examples:
ASUS ZENBOOK DUO
Specifically, Asus has presented two teams with double panels. The ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo incorporate ScreenPad Plus, a secondary display that extends across the entire width of the equipment to “maximize creativity.”
Just below the screen, where the keyboard should start, Asus has placed this IPS 4K touch panel. The keys are located just after, until you reach the lower margin, taking advantage of all the space by bringing the touchpad to the right side.
According to Asus, this secondary screen can serve as a mirror of the main one, as a complement to work (taking full advantage of multitasking as they fit up to 3 apps) or turn off.
A mighty team that points to Premium and will be marketed in two versions, 15.6 OLED or 14 inches (Pro and regular), with Intel Core i9 or i7, respectively. There are no dates or prices yet, but the company says it will be available after summer.
ASUS ZENBOOK PRO
It is not the first time that the Asian company tests the double screen on their laptops. Last year, also during the Computex fair, Asus surprised with the Asus ZenBook Pro, a computer whose touchpad was hidden by a secondary panel.
With the possibility of activating it to work with it or turn it off to use the touchpad traditionally, Asus took a risk with a team that liked its originality and functionality.
INTEL HONEYCOMB GLACIER
The Intel laptop, Honeycomb Glacier is a prototype with which the company shows its interest in this ‘companion’ screen system. The prototype has a panel that occupies the entire width of the equipment and helps with hinges that raise the screen to make it look better.
“The new design drives more immersive gaming experiences by keeping vital information on the companion screen for quick access to items like level maps, inventories, status and more, without applications overlaying the game or having to switch between programs. The accompanying screen also allows simultaneous gaming or streaming, giving streamers the ability to interact with their audience in real-time, without sacrificing their gaming experience.
The company is already working with manufacturers such as Asus to implement this technology in laptops.
HP OMEN X 2S
HP uses the same concept in its newly introduced Omen X 2S. The keyboard is slightly displaced by an accompanying screen that complements the main panel, but unlike that of Asus, it is a 6-inch display that does not occupy the entire width of the laptop.
Also, in this case, it is a gaming team with a more aggressive aesthetic and slightly thinner than the previous ones. Since placing a double screen makes the laptops get fat considerably. The Omen X 2S is 2 centimeters thick and weighs 2.3 kilos.
Although there are still no dates for Spain, the company has assured that its equipment will be on sale in the United States before summer for an approximate price of 2,000 euros.
LENOVO BOOK C930
The concept ‘two screens’ is obvious in the Lenovo convertible Book C930 a 2 in 1 in which the physical keyboard disappears completely to replace an electronic ink screen that serves as a keyboard as an extra screen.
With one click, it is possible to move from the supplementary screen with which to work in two applications at the same time to a flat halo keyboard that responds quite well.
It can be used with a pencil that is sold separately.
APPLE MACBOOK PRO
Apple was among the first to use part of the keyboard as a screen on its MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. A digital toolbar placed under the panel that adapts what the user is doing at the time with functions and quick controls.
In this case, we are facing a narrow bar that houses a special menu for keyboard and placed where always leaving the traditional space to the touchpad.