Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021, 15:37 Hardware

A 26.5lb Laptop With 7 Displays

Laptops normally come with only 1 display, although some "convertibles" offer 2, although this clearly wasn't sufficient for the company "Expanscape". From the company comes working title "Aurora 7", a laptop with 7 displays. Each display is capable of showing its own windows and programs, such that the display surface is massively increased. There's a 17.3" 4K display in the center, accompanied by 2 7" displays on the left and right. There's even a touch screen directly below the keyboard and 3 extra displays above the laptop.

Thick & Heavy
The machine resembling "Dumbo" more than any other laptop can be completely unfolded and extended. This means that the laptop's hinges have to carry a lot of weight, with the laptop weighing 26.5lbs in total – definitely not an easily transportable device. Even the height of the closed laptop, 4.3", is considerably above the average.



To render so many pixels on different monitors in 4K, the computer comes with a built-in Nvidia GTX 1060. The prototype relies on an Intel i9-9900K processor with 64GB of RAM. Future release versions should have newer Nvidia cards (RTX 2070) and AMD processors per request.

Not Permitted Aboard Airplanes
Unsurprisingly, the strange, yet innovative device comes with several limitations. As per the size of the built-in battery, 148 watt-hours (16" MacBook Pro has 100 watt-hours for comparison), the Aurora 7 isn't allowed on board airplanes. However, traveling businessmen aren't the laptop's target audience, the colossal laptop is intended for use as a "mobile security operations station".

Price & Availability
If you've taken a look at this absolute elephant, no, absolute UNIT of a laptop and managed to fall head over heels in love, we have bad news for you – you'll have to wait a while until you can purchase it. Expanscape has emphasized that this is currently only a "concept" product and although the device's sale is eventually planned, it won't be for the foreseeable future. You can request price information as of now, albeit after signing an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) prohibiting any sort of comments concerning the price-label.

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