06 January 2021
At the ongoing CES 2020, Dell used the platform to showcase two concept devices named Concept Duet and Concept Ori. The first one is a concept dual-display laptop and the second one is a concept foldable device. Both of these are futuristic devices with the goal of offering higher screen space so that users can do more.
Starting with the Dell Concept Duet, it is a concept laptop with two display panels were the secondary display replaces the traditional physical keyboard. The idea is similar to what we saw Microsoft do with the Surface Neo. The two panels are said to be about 13.4-inches in size with Full HD+ resolution. All other important details like the processor, amount of RAM, storage capacity, operating system, and display supplier have not been revealed yet.
Dell mostly focused on the usage scenarios of the device. The dual displays can be used for seeing a single content or different contents depending on the need or preference. For example, a creator can work on his project on one display and have all the tools or sources of inspiration on the second. A user can read eBooks/magazines by having one page per display to get a feel like reading an actual book.
The Concept Duet was further showcased with an optional wireless keyboard accessory. It can be placed on either half of the display. If it is placed on the top half, the rest will automatically transform into a touchpad to give you a feel of using a traditional laptop. If the keyboard is placed on the bottom half, then the upper half will continue to work as a display.
As for the Dell Concept Ori, it is like a huge tablet with a single foldable display panel. It is shown as having huge bezels on all four sides with the folding mechanism in the center. It is like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold but the only difference being that Dell's idea is just a concept for now. It is said to offer a 13-inch Full HD display panel that will support touchscreen input.
The folding mechanism will allow users to carry it around with ease. It will be like a traditional laptop when in the folded state but transforms into a huge tablet when unfolded. It will come bundled with a stylus pen that will help users take quick notes and draw anything. There are currently no words when exactly we can expect both of these devices to go under the manufacturing process, let alone getting launched as a real deal.
Talking about actual products that you will be able to buy soon, the Dell G5 gaming laptop has been updated with an AMD Ryzen variant. It has been named Dell G5 15 Special Edition and is powered by the new AMD Ryzen "Renoir-H" processors. There will be Radeon RX 5600M graphics to meet all the gaming needs.
It features a 15-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD's FreeSync support. All other technical details are currently missing but Dell says that the G5 15 Special Edition will start at $799. It will go on sale from April 2020 which is only three months away.