Since laptops became able to be the main computer of their owner, many people have really taken advantage of this opportunity and no longer have a stationary PC, and all their work and entertainment is done on a laptop. But in some cases, productivity may be lost because laptop displays are smaller and not as convenient.
Because of this, there are even portable external screens for laptops that can travel with the user and help expand the workspace as needed. The new concept demonstrates how this can happen by using the unusual screen of the laptop itself.
In addition to the Motorola smartphone concept with a sliding display, the Lenovo company also has a laptop prototype, the screen of which can also “extend” upwards if necessary. Compared to the initial state, it can double.
The company already has variants of foldable laptops, which also allow you to choose options for the usage model, but they have a slightly different operating principle, because there the screen can be bent to use the device as a traditional laptop, or fully open and work as with a large tablet with external manipulators.
Here the situation is different. The usage model does not change, the user will still sit in front of the laptop, which will simply have an increased display height.
However, compared to the concept of a smartphone, more practical questions arise here. How will the weight of the device change due to the appearance of an additional mechanism for increasing the screen? How will the hinge hold it in the right position while also keeping balance with the topcase? At what angle can it be opened? How convenient will it be to use a screen with such an aspect ratio?
After all, no one promised that such a prototype would enter serial production. And the company, in principle, did not provide additional information about it, examples of use cases, etc. But any skepticism still doesn’t hurt to check in practice.