Intel shows laptop with additional display of electronic ink




Intel has IDF show a prototype of a laptop showing which it has integrated. A second screen based on an epaper display The extra E-Ink screen is interactive, with a touch screen and a backlight.

The laptop which Intel had built, the screen is an older laptop with Intel’s Haswell own design: the so-called reference design for Haswell. The technology will be, however, also be built into the reference design for the next-generation Skylake laptops, which are going to be. Made available this year to developers Skylake will follow the announcement at IFA Broadwell laptops. Besides its own reference design the extra screen could also end up in laptops from manufacturers: Intel says it is in talks with manufacturers. What they are, the company can not say.

Second Screen (pre-alpha) Second Screen (pre-alpha) Second Screen (pre-alpha) Second Screen (pre-alpha)

The prototype has been used to demonstrate. Different usage scenarios of the second screen The Share charm any application can be sent to the second screen in principle. Intel has also made several proprietary applications that give the user control over what is displayed on the screen. For example, a dashboard with the weather, RSS and Twitter feed can be shown, but it is also possible to show. A custom Facebook app on the E-Ink screen Intel also developed a translation application and it can be displayed. Random texts

The screen is purchased directly from E-Ink and contains, besides the epaper display is also a touch screen and a backlight. That light can be switched on and off via the E-Ink screen. Since the screen is an epaper screen, can of course also read ebooks. Even with the backlight turned on, the battery-low impact are: all calculations are indeed done in the processor, but for status updates from Twitter, RSS and Facebook, the system only once a quarter in connected standby awakened. Intel estimates finally that the cost of integrating the second screen 25 to $ 30 will be approx.


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