Insane Laptop Has Seven Foldable Displays



The Expanscape Aurora 7 prototype is being marketed as the world’s first 7-screen laptop, designed with IT professionals and content creators in mind. Having more than one display is quite common for PC workstations, but multiple screens have obviously been more difficult to implement on laptops — until today. The London-based company has yet to announce a price for its unconventional device, but the company’s official website mentions that the prototypes are already available for sale. The company will build one for anyone willing to sign a contract acknowledging they’re buying a prototype and pay what's suspected to be quite a bit of money for it. The Aurora 7 laptop features four 17.3-inch monitors (two in landscape mode, two in portrait) capable of 4K resolution, as well as three secondary 7-inch screens with 1920 x 1200 resolution. All seven screens fold out of the main chassis, sort of like a laptop Transformer. The whole thing weighs around 25 pounds, which may seem like a lot, but it's actually much easier to move around than a laptop and six additional displays. Expanscape claims that the Aurora 7 battery is rated at 2 hours and 20 minutes, which is pretty decent. It does, however, need two batteries to achieve this kind of autonomy – an 82Whr battery for all the components inside the laptop, and a separate 48Whr battery just for the screens. It remains to be seen whether it actually works and if the demand is high enough to make it viable.