Developed for those who need much more than a computer with more than three screens, Aurora 7 offers a different experience.
Expanscape developed the Aurora 7 prototype, a laptop with seven screens, and even started selling it for interested customers. Let’s take a closer look at this computer, which comes with an unusual use in the hardware and design part.
The Aurora 7 prototype comes with four 17.3-inch monitors with 4K resolution (two in landscape mode and two in portrait mode), as well as three auxiliary 7-inch displays with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. All monitors have a folding mechanism from the primary case. This brings it to a transformer structure and provides practicality. It does not require any extra assembly to use the screens. Since the entire system weighs approximately 12 kilograms, it is not easy to carry. It is an undeniable fact that it is very comfortable to carry 7 external screens to use at least on a standard laptop.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, multiple screen setups have become necessary for most people working from home and are currently widely used for a variety of jobs. It’s easy to set up multiple monitors at home or in the office. It is possible to attach an external display to laptops, but it can cause confusion for some users. Here, Aurora 7 is designed to minimize the problems experienced by people who use their laptop with multiple monitors.
Expanscape’s Aurora 7 prototype laptop is designed for work environments that traditionally use multi-screen PCs, but sometimes need to move or relocate those hardware quickly. (Security operations centers, data scientists, content creators, etc.) Naturally, a computer that appeals to such a user base is expected to have high-level features.
If we look at the internal hardware side of the Aurora 7 laptop, the users are greeted by the Intel Core i9-9900K processor. Then in this system accompanied by Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card; There are 64GB DDR4-2666 memory, two 1.5TB M.2 SSDs in total, 2.5 inch 1TB MLC SSD and 2TB 7200RPM Hard Disk connected to the PCIe GEN 3.0 port. Besides these features, Aurora 7; It also has all modern connectivity technologies including Bluetooth, GbE, Wi-Fi and USB. Expanscape announced that, as the case of the device is very large, in future prototypes, AMD may include Ryzen 9 3950X or Intel’s Core i9-10900K processors on this computer.
Among the impressive features of the Aurora 7 are two internal batteries. The primary internal battery has a capacity of 82 Wh and is responsible for powering the system. The secondary internal battery has a capacity of 148Wh and is used to power the displays. The battery life for the entire system is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, but it is also stated that it can offer less than the mentioned battery life under high load.
Technically, Expanscape’s seven-screen Aurora 7 looks like it doesn’t look or feel like a commercial product, but the company can make it to order by contracting high prices with customers who want to buy it.