Samsung’s dual-display Windows 8 laptop and other prototypes, hands-on
See that? It’s not your daddy’s flip hybrid tablet — it’s the new dual-display laptop prototype from the fine people at Samsung. The body of the notebook is certainly in the vein of a MacBook Air or ultrabook, with slim metal slides that taper off into a point. The palm rests, meanwhile, are a brushed metal, with black chiclet-style keys above. On the bezel above the screen is a camera.
The magic, however, doesn’t happen until you close the thing, turning on a display on the hood. Yep, it’s yet another attempt to capitalize on Windows 8′s dual-nature. Inside, you’ve got a fully functioning laptop and outside you’ve a touchscreen tablet that, yes, utilizes everyone’s favorite proprietary stylus, the S-pen, and there’s also a rear facing camera on the outside. Perhaps it’s all that functionality packed inside, but this prototype is certainly heavier than your standard ultrabook, and unlike most systems, a lot of that weight is located in the display — we’re sure there’s a fair amount of internals located up there.
This being a prototype, the Samsung rep we spoke with had no clue on what such a device might cost or when it might come to market — or even if this thing will ever see the light of day, so don’t get your dual-hopes up just yet. The hybrid was sitting right next to the 2,560 x 1,440 Series 9 prototype we recently scoped out and in front of a wall of concepts that explore the brave new world of elastic form factors to their fullest. Check out a video and some notes on the other devices after the jump.
- Slide: A sliding hinge here that adds the benefit of adjusting the angle of your display.
- Binder: This one screams “typewriter,” with a sliding mechanism for “various usage.”
- Memo PC: Yet another destination for the S-Pen, here’s a small slate form factor.
- Swivel Design: A thin and rugged Windows 8 laptop with a large swiveling metal hinge
Pubblicato il 02/09/2012, in Hi-Tech con tag concept, dual, dual screen, dual-display, DualScreen, hands-on, ifa, Laptop, microsoft, notebook, prototype, samsung, tablet, video, Windows, Windows 8, Windows8, IFA 2012, Ifa2012. Aggiungi il permalink ai segnalibri. Lascia un commento.