A dual-screen Surface prototypeWe’ve heard that Microsoft has been showing off a dual-screen prototype internally — though it’s apparently not the pocketable Courier-successor we’ve been longing for. Instead, it’s more in line with the dual-display systems Intel was pushing at Computex and ASUS’s Project Precog from last year. It’s clear that plenty of PC makers are thinking about juggling two screens on a single laptop (just look at the ZenBook Pro Duo), so the real question is just how and when this new form factor hits shelves.Above: One of Intel’s dual-screen laptop prototypes.A dual-screen Surface would make plenty of sense for Microsoft (and according to this morning’s leak, it’ll run a new OS variant called Windows 10X). Don’t forget, the original Surface was a bold bet on combining tablets and laptops. And while it had a very rocky start, the company managed to turn the Surface devices into some of the best PCs on the market. You know they’re on to something when Apple is trying its hardest to mimic the Surface with the iPad Pro.Just plugging two screens together won’t be enough, of course. Dual-screen PCs will also require a fundamental rethinking of how we interact with our computers…. Read full this story
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