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Unknownm August 28, 2009 03:06 PM

See the Laptop With Two Full-sized Screens
 
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Alaska-based gScreen Corp. is designing a laptop with two 15.4-inch screens built in. While a laptop with two screens isn't a completely new idea, as Lenovo has already executed the idea, this one from gScreen does so with two full sized displays that slide out side by side.

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Mark September 4, 2009 05:45 AM

That's a great idea if the price is right!:)

CMetaphor September 4, 2009 06:05 AM

Gimmick if you ask me. Why?

Anyone that needs the screen real-estate of more than one monitor is probably a coder/multitasker/renderer/photoshop user/etc and would find the performance of the laptop far too low to be of any use.

If it's for gaming, then the graphics chipset had better be a damn good one to push out enough power to drive that much screen decently. And besides that... Gaming on two screens? Either only one of them will be used for the game (and thus defeating the purpose of having two monitors) OR the game will be stretched across both displays - making your center of focus cut-into directly by the bezels in between the monitors.

To get this kind of output, you're more than likely using both of the graphics chipsets monitor outputs, which means that there are none to spare. And anyone going for screen real-estate will probably want the option of a 3rd monitor (see first paragraph).

The power usage of having a second monitor will be noticeable. Even efficient monitors use probably 40-50w of power with their brightness set to low. Times two and you're looking at 100w of power being consumed Just by the displays. Forget battery life, this thing is tied to a wall plug, forever. And if that's the case, and its near-useless in a mobile sense, then why not just build a small desktop pc instead? You'll pay less than half the price, have more power and have more flexibility than this laptop.

It's a joke. Move along.

voklskier4452 September 4, 2009 06:06 AM

i would be curious to see what kind of longevity those slide hinges have, nothing would be worse than spending a crazy amount of money on this thing and then having the sliders break

CMetaphor September 4, 2009 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by voklskier4452 (Post 250429)
i would be curious to see what kind of longevity those slide hinges have, nothing would be worse than spending a crazy amount of money on this thing and then having the sliders break

Another good point, from a durability standpoint its a nightmare. Sliders and hinges, not a good idea.


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