Aurora 7; A Multitasker’s Fantasy with 7 Screens

If you are someone who is able to multitask (or the situation forced you to), then this news might cheer you up a little bit. Multitasking can be a hassle and a very draining experience, as much as it drains your PC’s capabilities. Solutions provided to us are having two PCs or open several tabs at the same time.

A company by the name of Expanscape has created the most innovative yet interesting device we ever witnessed. Using the problem mentioned above, they came up with a laptop prototype named as Aurora 7 and attached to its black chassis are six extra displays that extend out in every direction away from the main screen, each showing its own windows and applications. The name Aurora 7 is somehow still a working title.

The first impression we have on it is it has a very loose hinge. Not saying that a hinge must be strong but even our normal laptop can’t hold one screen attached to it with the hinge. At the second glance, it looks like the one supercomputer in a Robocop movie.

At its spine which is the main 17.3-inch 4K display there are three other screens of the same size and resolution. Up left and right displays is a single seven-inch 1200p monitor. Then you will see another seven-inch 1200p touchscreen display mounted into the wrist rest. The prototype weighs around 12 kgs and 4.3 inches.

It is powered by Nvidia GTX 1060 and an Intel Core i9-9900K processor as well 64GB of RAM. Expandscape also wants to use the Nvidia RTX 2070 instead, with options for the AMD Ryzen 9 3950x processor or Intel’s i9-10900K.

It is built initially to be a mobile security operations station but probably will still be able to run some games as well. According to Gizmodo, the current prototype can last for just one hour before the battery craves for power. The prototype uses a secondary 148Wh battery just to power its additional displays, and that’s over the FAA’s legal limit to fly in a plane. It will be the solution for future prototypes.

Expanscape claims their willingness to sell this thing. What makes it more interesting is for the pricing, the company will ask you to sign a nondisclosure agreement, prohibiting you from publicly sharing the cost. So, expect big numbers.

What do you guys think about this? Is it sounds great as it may sound or it will be one of the other tech flops we have had for past years? Personally, it’s a good idea, though. Let’s see how it will be executed.


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