The company Expanscape shows a prototype of a laptop with seven screens at the CES. The laptop has six folding screens, supplemented with a small screen that is integrated in the housing.
The Aurora 7 prototype from Expanscape contains four 17.2 “screens with UHD resolution and three 7” screens with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. One of the latter is an integrated touchscreen. The company has developed an ingenious system with folding and extending the screens to accommodate all panels on a single device.
Expanscape uses a modified significantly in their own words ODM notebook and, in the prototype is a Core i9-9900K and GTX-card being processed. The entire system can work on a single battery although it is not known what the battery capacity is and how long the device can keep up on a single charge. The manufacturer has made the prototype with security managers, data scientists and graphic designers in mind as users. Aurora 7 could serve as a mobile security operations center, among other things.
The idea of equipping laptops with multiple screens is not new. One of the first elaborations of this was the ThinkPad W700ds from 2009, with a 17 “screen and additional extendable 10.6” panel. In 2017, Razer showed a prototype of a laptop with three 4k screens .
Another prototype is the TeenySERV, a portable pocket server with two 7 “screens with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and a small keyboard with background lighting. The server runs on a Core i7 and has 64 GB of ram. A programmable Arduino microcontroller is also integrated in it.