For computer users, working with two or three monitors is becoming the norm. Setting up desktops in a multi-display configuration is straightforward, but for mobile use of multi-screen laptops, unique, expensive, and exclusive models are created. The market knows the solution of Razer, which showed a Razer Project Valerie laptop with three 17-inch monitors at CES in 2017. It looks like soon the company Expanscape from the UK will break the previous record and bring the Aurora 7 laptop equipped with seven screens at once to the market.
The Aurora 7 laptop presented in Britain is equipped with four 17.3-inch monitors with 4K resolution (two in portrait mode and two in landscape mode) and three additional 7-inch displays with a resolution (1920×1200). One of the 7-inch screens has a MultiTouch touchscreen display and is located on the work surface to the trackpad’s right. Another mini-display (1.44 inches) is also located on the operating panel and is designed to display the system’s status.
All monitors can be folded or rotated on the leading platform’s base, turning the system into a kind of transformer. In this case, additional assembly on-site before starting work is not required. The multi-screen laptop is designed for cybersecurity users and content creators.
The hardware of the Aurora 7 runs on an AMD 3950x processor (16 cores, 32 threads, 64MB L3 cache) or Intel Core i9-10900k (10 cores, 20 threads, 20MB Smart Cache). The prototype’s DDR4-2666 RAM is limited to 64 GB, but the developers promise to expand the RAM to 128 GB by the day the computer goes on the market.
The laptop also has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSDs (2 TB each), and one 2.5-inch MLC solid-state (2 TB) and a 2 TB 7200 rpm hard drive.
Wireless communication is supported by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules, and there is an Ethernet connector, USB 3.1, HDMI and Thunderbolt. Built-in stereo speakers, a subwoofer and a microphone, are also provided.
An autonomous power supply is provided by two batteries: one 82 Wh battery powers the laptop system, and the second 148 Wh battery is designed to service monitors. According to the developers, the runtime of the second battery is 2 hours 20 minutes. The laptop’s weight is 12 kg.
The Aurora 7 laptop is currently a prototype not intended for mass production. However, it is possible to purchase a prototype by placing an individual order.