Notebook users that want another screen often have to carry around a secondary USB display – it’s something that works great for working while travelling, especially in cramped hotel rooms. A couple of years ago, Razer showcased its 3-screen prototype that combines three screens into a single laptop implementation. This prototype demo was well documented not only for its unique feature, but because one of the units was stolen from the trade show and never recovered. Well it appears that other companies want a piece of the three-screen market. 

Enter ACME Portable Corp. If it sounds like the Looney Tunes company that provided Wile E Coyote with all of his failed contraptions, you’re probably not too wrong. On display on their booth at Computex this year, which we happened to pass while walking from one meeting to another, was a tri-screen mobile display. Each of the displays folded out from the center, with also a fold out keyboard and trackpad and front-facing standard PC ports, along with a custom IO implementation.

This sounds great for a deployment. There’s only one catch.

It’s a full blown PC. No kidding. Inside are a series of off-the-shelf components. Anyone who wants this system can carry it in this handy bag however, which might be able to qualify for hand luggage on an aeroplane if there’s no hand baggage weight limit.

Truth be told, this system is likely more for remote military or commercial deployments. Take a full three-monitor system that folds up into its own wheeled suitcase, and all you need is a generator with a standard power output to plug it in to. (Or something like a commercial 100+ Wh battery pack.)

The funny thing is, as I approached the system on the show floor for the first time, it didn’t look like a full PC. It truly looked like a tri-screen notebook had found its way onto the Computex show floor. But hey, for any content creators out there that need a system at a trade show to edit videos, I may have found your solution.

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  • at2u - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - link

    Hotels should have a 24"-27" anchored to the desk that you can plug your laptop into. Along with a mouse. That would make so many people so comfortable. Wouldn't cost them much at all especially if they went 24". Or you could order your room with a 24", 27", 32"....whatever.
    Death666Angle is right....most hotels have positioned their TV high up so it can't be damaged easily. Doesn't work for computer work unless you have the eyesight of an eagle and like to work with microscopic fonts. Its really time offices, coffee shops and even restaurants had these options. That way people could bring their entire life with them on their laptop but not be restricted to that tiny size all the time. Just use it when they absolutely had to. In the future this will become a tablet and they will provide the keyboard, mouse and monitor. Most anyone can cart around a tablet!
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  • Hurk - Monday, June 24, 2019 - link

    completely ruined by the lack of 10 key. Reply

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