Ashish_Bajpai
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Laptop with Dual Screen (inbuilt)

It may be stupid question but is it possible to design new kind of laptop with inbuilt secondary Screen? I mean while opening secondary screen (S) overlap to primary screen (P) and work as P-screen. And in dual mode P-Screen contain hinges (left / right side - I prefer the left) help to open S-Screen like door till 180° degree. Hinges and connector should have flip facility to make S-screen toward to you and opposite to you. If hinges on left side we should update windows make S-screen as primary monitor. 

The reason behind to connect you guys only, I prefer DELL because of value for money. And for your team this idea will cost you not more than $120. Which help you to increase your sale with new implementation. Other companies’ laptop is already high price and this idea will increase the machine price too high that buying universal docking port and dual monitor with stand will be cheaper.

As I am from India and now a days in most of places desktop replaced by Laptop, however still 3 main things we miss with desktop, "Keyboard, Mouse and Dual Screen Option" and the reason behind we use external monitor and using universal docking port and dual monitor with stand take much place. 14" Laptop with dual flip screen may be ultimate idea to solve issue of Banking Sector (where 1 screen required to show customers), Schools (where 1 screen required to show students), and Developer where both screen with same size required for development, testing and comparisons.

Please think if this can be possible. I tried to come up with some design, however there is no option to paste images here. But your team is genius, and they can make 100 time better design, what I made.

Let me know your views.

Thanks,

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jphughan
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It's been done.  ASUS has the Zenbook Pro Duo, and before that Lenovo had a ThinkPad W Series that had a second display that could be pulled out like a drawer from behind the first display.  And then there's the Microsoft Surface Neo that was announced a while ago but hasn't arrived yet.

jphughan
7 Thorium

There's also the Razer Project Valerie that has triple displays on a laptop, or this product that can be used as an attachment to an existing laptop to give it triple displays.  And then of course there are portable USB-C displays that can run on USB power like the ASUS MB16AC, which I actually have.  That way you can have dual displays when you want them without having permanent extra bulk on your system.

MacAndroid
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I'm looking forward to the arrival of dual screen laptops as I am far more productive on two screens. 

notabot
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This idea has been tried several times in various configurations by different manufacturers, going all the way back to a Lenovo mobile workstation back in 2009 or so that would break your shoulder trying to lug it around. Manufacturing cost and complexity increase by a lot compared to a conventional laptop, so they are premium products, priced accordingly.

On the road I use a USB-powered portable monitor. There are several on the market from around $100 to over $400, including touch-screen models, so there are choices to fit most needs and budgets.

I chose an ASUS (because Dell doesn't make one: hint, hint!) Zenscreen 15.6-inch 1920x1080. Color and brightness are more than good enough for an extended desktop while I work in Photoshop or Premiere Pro on the main screen, and it's good-looking enough that it doesn't look hokey beside an XPS 15.

Among other advantages, it's very light and less than 1/4 inch thick, so it doesn't add weight or take up lots of space while traveling. The body is metal and is plenty rigid and strong enough to live in my road case with the laptop.

Two less-obvious advantages: it works in portrait or landscape mode and I can use it with any other laptop if my regular road warrior is out of action for some reason. And of course I can put it to the right or left, portrait or landscape, whichever is more convenient for the space I'm working in at the time.

Laptops last about 3 years before they get outdated (graphic design, video and 3D apps push hardware to the limit). A modern monitor, on the other hand, has at least 10 years of life in it--one of many reasons I won't buy an all-in-one for my desktop.

kompilci
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@jphughan  https://slidenjoy.com/ Have you used this product? Is it useful?

jphughan
7 Thorium

Haven’t used it. My current portable display is a Lenovo ThinkVision M14.

ATRICAN
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This is a good thread and I am interested in the ideas that surface!

Pitions
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Over all laptop is to going smart version where user can manage every thing with help of technology

jphughan
7 Thorium

You may want to look into portable USB-C displays. Dell finally introduced one of their own. It’s a nice way to have dual displays (or even more) on the road without waiting for laptops to arrive that have them built in, which I still don’t really see happening, at least not at a level that will offer much product choice. I have a Lenovo ThinkVision M14 display and love it.

Parfum
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I'm having the same problem.