Dual Screen Laptop: Will It Become Reality?

Dual Screen Laptop: Will It Become Reality?

Range Govindan
Feb 17, 2009

The reason why a lot of us lust after the Art Lebedev Optimus Keyboard is because of the OLEDs, organic LEDs. It's one of the most advanced keyboards and having a little screen on each key is really awesome. This leads us to think about laptops and how to integrate something like the Optimus into that design. It's the holy grail of mobile design, the dual screen laptop. It's kind of like a Nintendo DS, only for adults. Having two screens is the ultimate in mobile technology. I've always wanted something like this and most of us here agree that it's the way of the future. Two screens. Both touch screens. Will this really revolutionize laptops?

It's called the Canova dual screen laptop and was created by V12 Design. It's currently in the concept phase and will be heading towards the development stage of production. Apparently, V12 have hooked up with Estari to help with the development of the Canova. Since Estari has experience with all things that include dual screens, it might be a good partnership that will produce something, not just concepts.

There are a lot of things that come to my mind when I see this concept. First of all, the overall thickness frightens me. With OLEDs and wafer-thin displays coming out, it would be logical to have something slimmer, like a MacBook Air, not something five times as thick. The other thing that we came up with is that you don't need two screens like that. You need one really good screen, and a secondary input surface, something like an integrated digitizer that could display a touchscreen, kind of like a big Nintendo DS for adults. [via Engadget]

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