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    Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    The Aurora 7 offers 4x 17-inch 4K panels and 3x 1200p panels. 12kg beast down to 11cm.
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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    A-hahahahahahahaha!!!!

    This thing looks ridiculous, like something you only see in Cyberpunk graphic novels or being used by the geeky super-hacker characters in films...
    In fact, that's the main reason I want one!!

    Very quirky, looks chunky and hardwearing, with a touch of jankiness, probably totally impractical. Very much my kind of style!
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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Certainly makes the old ThinkPad W700DS look small:

    On the other hand that novelty was 'only' 5kg!

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Imagine unfolding this beast on a train, can just hear Billy Mays in the background screaming "But wait, there's more!"

    I do think as foldable/rollable screen technology matures, you'll start seeing laptops that roll out a single ultrawide screen from a standard 16:9 panel. That's going to be interesting.

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Imagine unfolding this beast on a train
    A yearly cargo ticket better be included in the price. (if they intend to sell this lap-top)

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Why though

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    Why though
    Because.

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    Why though

    Clearly you have never hacked a Gibson.

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    Why though
    I can actually see several uses for this kind of thing. First is military. Information availability in is vital and now it's digital rather than maps with little men (they still have those). With all that data flowing in, command and control of assets relies on getting a command post set up. That's usually a load of laptops, screens, comms and so on with power distribution and cable runs and blah blah blah.

    With something like this, you'd just need to plonk the laptop down and connect using satcoms and you're away. Logistics, digital communications and so on could all be controlled from one system and displayed properly, so people can see without crowding around the operator and demanding constant task switching. Then they can construct a command centre around the command staff, who are already up and running and taking advantage of independent stations, screens, etc as they are set up. First priority being plugging the beast in...

    If you're a cyber security nerd who is always travelling and really wants a set-up you can take with you, this really might be useful. It isn't unusual for me to be using multiple terminals, multiple apps over multiple desktops on multiple operating systems whilst watching youtube whilst playing with cyber security things. Having a 4K monitor helps, but I've already got an extra screen and I'm considering one or two more as it's a nightmare switching between so many things. If I was actually working in the industry and, for example, on a pen test job (because that's the only sexy part of the industry), being able to set up in a hotel room and have all the information needed for the job up for everyone getting ready, as well as a proper station to red team from without carrying a million cases full of monitors, etc...

    Plus it looks awesome.

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    But this...

    "I can't get my third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh screen to work?! Plus I spilt my coffee on the keyboard."

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    A-hahahahahahahaha!!!!

    This thing looks ridiculous, like something you only see in Cyberpunk graphic novels or being used by the geeky super-hacker characters in films...
    In fact, that's the main reason I want one!!

    Very quirky, looks chunky and hardwearing, with a touch of jankiness, probably totally impractical. Very much my kind of style!
    Yep same here - just looks...cool to me for all the reasons you say!

    the 28minute battery life is kind of a shame (at full speed) but even so....I am so curious how they price this thing. I'm thinking in the region of £5k or so, which puts it way above "jut for fun" territory of course. Could be a fun thing to pick up in 5 years time though as a piece of cyber-punk art!

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    I always found the ThinkPad W700DS somewhat intriguing due to its second screen. Never picked one up due to the price premium, but the idea was interesting.

    This turns that up to 11 (or, well, 7 I guess). Part of me wants one so I can unfurl the ridiculous number of screens in a coffee shop, but the more practical part of me realizes that it's not going to be anywhere close to worth the price for whatever benefit it would give me in mobile real estate.

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    6 screens, why not 8?

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Is this just a copy of Hugh Jackman's hacker station in the movie Swordfish?

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Why? Who needs this and who is willing to deal with the resolution/screen size difference between the monitors?

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    Re: Expanscape showcases a 7-screen laptop prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue000 View Post
    Why?
    Because!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue000 View Post
    Who needs this and who is willing to deal with the resolution/screen size difference between the monitors?
    Me!
    Also the DevOps, SecOps, CyberSecurity and Day-Stock Commodity Trader communities.... but mainly Me!

    TBH, resolution is not so much a factor. It's more about putting different apps onto different screens, where your resolution would match the app's normal windowed size on a single mahoosive screen anyway.
    I've used Fancy Zones and similar features, but find them a bit limiting on a 27" screen and utterly useless on a smaller laptop screen. Doing it this way allows me to have larger windows spread out better and still have the main app(s) maximised.
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