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February 08, 2021.

A 7-screen laptop!

Aurora 7.

Aurora 7. © Expanscape.

If Inspector Gadget had had a laptop, it would have been the Aurora 7, a prototype developed by Expanscape, a small English company. It has no fewer than 7 screens: four 17.3-inch, 4K monitors (two working in landscape, two in portrait mode) and three 7-inch, WUXGA monitors (1920 x 1200px). All those screens are powered with a relatively low-key GPU, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. The Aurora 7 also has Intel’s Core i9-10900K and 64GB of RAM. In future versions, Expanscape hopes to use Nvidia’s RTX 2070 and offer AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950x or Intel’s i9-10900K processor. The whole contraption weighs over 26lbs, which is far from lightweight, but certainly more portable than a normal laptop plus six displays. The only problem is that the power of the two internal batteries that run this monster (for just 140 minutes) exceeds the FAA’s regulatory flying limit. Expanscape says future prototypes should overcome this problem. The best part is that you can actually buy this prototype, but the company won’t say how much it costs (probably a lot), due to the inherent variability of the constituent parts of these custom-built machines.

Tom’s Hardware, Anton Shilov, “The Aurora 7 is a seven screen laptop battlestation.”

Windows Central, Sean Endicott, “The Aurora 7 laptop has seven screens, because why not?.”

2021-02-08

 

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