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Another day, another dual-screen laptop, and this time, it’s Intel’s “Twin Rivers”. Featuring two 1920×1280 displays that can be used in a traditional convertible mode, which enables users to rotate between laptop and tent modes. Though you can type directly on the bottom screen with a virtual keyboard, Intel also provides an ultra compact Bluetooth keyboard that can be placed on top of the display. Plus, the second display can be used as a digital trackpad for controlling your mouse cursor. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
At first glance, the ASUS Prime Utopia looks like yet another modded computer system, but in reality, it’s a motherboard. This radical design reportedly improves cooling, flexibility, modular I/O, and even sports an on-board OLED dashboard for displaying the technical information. You’ll find PCIe slots on the back, four M.2 slots with a dedicated heatsink, and even a proprietary “Hydra Cortex” fan header that lets you control individual fans independently. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Sleek and stylish, the all-new Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED features a stunning Samsung 4K AMOLED display, complete with a 3mm-thin bezel, all powered by an Intel Core i9-9980HK octa-core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, DDR4 2,666MHz RAM as well as an ultra-fast SSD. What sets this OLED panel apart from its competitors is that each one is tuned by X-Rite Pantone before leaving the factory to ensure 100-percent DCI-P3 gamut plus DisplayHDR 400 certification, perfect for video creators in mind. Other features include a speedy UHS-II SD card slot for up to 300MB/s transfer speeds, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, an RJ-45 LAN port for networking, three USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, two USB-C ports, an HDMI 2.0 socket and a headphone jack. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
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The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo made a splash at Computex 2019 this year, but Intel’s Honeycomb Glacier is yet another intriguing dual-screen gaming laptop. Sporting an innovative dual-hinged design that enables you to prop it up at any angle. At the push of a button, the bottom hinge’s clutch mechanism can be folded back down, while the top is just a standard tension hinge. Features include a 9th-generation H-series Intel processor (8 Core / 16 Thread), Tobii eye-tracker, 15.6-inch FHD top display and a 12.3-inch bottom display for social media and other applications. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
NVIDIA officially announced at Computex 2019 that their Quake II RTX ray-traced remaster of the classic FPS game will be released on June 6th, 2019. Owners of a GeForce RTX graphics card, or other capable hardware, can experience the first 3 levels of the game for free, fully remastered with path-traced graphics and a variety of other enhancements. Better yet, if you own a copy of Quake II, the campaign can be played in its entirety, and against others in online multiplayer. Read more for a video walkthrough with NVIDIA Jensen Huang and a behind-the-scenes clip.
Dual-screen laptops already exist, but the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo boasts a 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED HDR display with a 14-inch 4K ScreenPad Plus. It’s powered by a high-performance, eight core 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 ray-tracing graphics, 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3, plus NumberPad 2.0, Amazon Alexa voice control and a dedicated turbo-cooling button. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.