If you have ever dreamt about buying a big laptop that you could fit in your small backpack easily, Intel comes with a solution to your problem.
Intel presented a first foldable laptop at CES 2020, “Horseshoe Bend”, which has 17.3 inches OLED display. From outside it looks like a regular laptop. But when we open it – there is no keyboard, there is a screen. For now it is just a concept with an intention to show what Intel is capable of when it comes to Intel upcoming processors.
There are 3 ways to use this laptop, namely you can use as you would use a normal laptop, but in addition you can hold it folded like a book or prop it on its back side while having a really big screen in front of you.
If you wish, you can get additional wireless keyboard, which can be placed in front of the 17.3 inch screen or on the lower part of screen.
The system is powered by Intel’s new generation mobile chip, Tiger Lake, which aims to speed up graphics and AI when it arrives later in 2020.
Folding displays were initiated by brands, such as Samsung, Huawei, Motorola. Now the time has come for laptops.
While building a concept, Intel faced a problem of mismatched lengths – the outer part was longer than the inside screen when it should be folded. Motorola faced the same problem as Intel, but with a Razr foldable phone. Intel came with a solution to implement a sliding design, when one half of the cover is fixed to the laptop back, while the other half slides.
For now it is hard to predict if such a laptop will be durable or not. It looks pretty good, but it is still a concept. Nevertheless, as technology is being advanced each day, such laptops could offer its users better tools for editing photos or more immersive movies. For sure Intel will be searching for more affordable solutions with PC makers. The question is if there will be a sufficient demand for such a portable light-weight laptop to make its production profitable….