A new weapon has been added to the battle in electronics to add more of everything. Dell has patented a new 2-in-1 hybrid computer-tablet device with two detachable displays.
Because, naturally, two displays are superior to one.
The new patent approved on January 3 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes an “Information Handling System with Multiple Detachable Displays,” as discovered by Gizmochina in a Dell subreddit post. Here’s how it operates:
The body of the computer, which contains the keyboard, is sandwiched between the two displays so that it can be carried like a conventional laptop.
Do you wish to use it as a laptop? Open the upper display and begin typing. Desire to utilize it as a tablet? Simply detach and rotate the lower display. An aid for presentations, you say? Detach the lower display and position it so that it faces the audience while you use the upper display. But wait, you desire a larger desktop? Simply detach the two screens and place them side by side, magnetically attached to the body of the computer.
A patent is not an actual product. However, I’m sure that many individuals will desire such a chimera device for its utility alone. I can see it having a definitive use with business users of all kinds for work and meetings — and people like engineers, movie editors, traders, or anyone who needs as much screen real estate as possible on the go.