We have seen in the past that there are external laptop screens that are integrated into the back of the screen and allow up to two additional screens to be added to the device. Expanscape has gone further with its Aurora 7 because we are not talking about three, but seven screens in total in a laptop which, really, is not that portable because it weighs nothing less than 11.8 kg.
Expanscape Aurora 7: the laptop with seven screens
The four main screens of this equipment have a diagonal of 17.3 inch and they have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 60 Hz. Three more screens complete the display area, but they are much smaller: they are only 7 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, and as you can see it in the pictures one of them is integrated into the body of the laptop.
This equipment can be powered (at the user’s choice during configuration during the purchase process) by a processor AMD Ryzen 9 3950X or one Intel Core i9-10900K, with up 128 GB DDR4 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070. The machine also obviously has M.2 storage and a PCI-Express interface, and since it even has two 2.5-inch sockets supporting up to 8TB of storage per bay, it is capable of take charge in total up to 24 TB SSD storage.
The Aurora 7 has two internal batteries which add 230 Wh and in normal use of the equipment, they give it an autonomy of 2 hours and 20 minutes, not bad since it has 7 screens.
Who needs seven screens even on a desktop computer?
Obviously, this less “portable” is not designed for the ordinary user, because very few users will actually need so many screens: CAD / CAM designers, image and sound creators, and what programmers can. For the rest of the mortals, really, with one or two screens, we’ve had enough, but if they create this type of product, it’s because they’re really in demand, right?
Obviously, the normal thing for a user PC is to have only one monitor, although it is true that no one can deny the usefulness of having a secondary monitor on which to perform additional tasks, something very useful to both for work and play (like that, for example, you can play on the main screen while watching streaming or high school voice chat), but there are really a lot of people, especially professionals, who will be able to use so many screens.
Either way, for now, the Expanscape Aurora 7 is just a prototype, but the company already admits to having booked through its website for interested users.