29 May 2019
Computex 2019 is currently in full swing as all giants of the PC industry are busy launching products and showcasing their vision for the future. Asus launched ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo to show that dual display laptops can actually be a mainstream thing. And now, Intel has showcased a dual display gaming laptop prototype named Honeycomb Glacier to select media personals.
Intel Honeycomb Glacier is essentially a dual display laptop but differs from other such options in the way it approaches the idea of offering two displays. As of now, all such options offer secondary display on the part where the keyboard is present which means you have to look up and down if you are using both displays. But in Intet prototype, the two display panels are connected to each other via a dual-hinge design allowing the user to set them at an angle of choice.
In other words, Intel's approach appears to be more convenient to use. As far as the hinge is concerned, Intel has not shared many details about it and it did not allow anyone to capture photos/videos of the underlying mechanism. The top hinge is like a standard hinge that you find on any other laptop. The bottom one is like a clutch hinge that has a button to fold down and close the laptop.
Under the hood, Intel made use of an overclocked 9th Gen Intel Core processor as well as an overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 1060 GPU. There is Tobii eye-tracking support to help users switch windows using eye movements. The top display is a 15.6-inch Full HD panel and the second one is a 12.3-inch HD panel.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that none of these hardware/software features are confirmed yet. All of these were used just to complete the prototype and offer a working demonstration. It means if and when this will be released as a consumer product, we can surely expect some significant changes and a lot of improvements.