Microsoft asks patent for design modular PC

Feb

15

2016

Microsoft has applied for a patent on a design for a modular PC. On the images, it is seen that the design consists of a plurality of plate-shaped modules which can be stacked on top of each other. The monitor is attached to the upper of said plates with a hinge.

The patent is not currently assigned to Microsoft. The application was it discovered by VentureBeat. In July 2015, Microsoft has applied for a patent and it was published on February 11 by the US Patent Trademark Office. on the images to see the confirmation of a folding screen to the upper module, which includes an I / O panel is on. The underlying modules can include things like a battery, processor, hard drive, memory, graphics card and more. With a system of magnets in the design of the modules are attached to each other. The great advantage of such designs is that upgrades can be performed with minimal knowledge of computers.

Concrete plans Microsoft has not yet announced for the design and the company did not respond immediately to a request for comment from VentureBeat.

Microsoft Modular PC
Microsoft Modular PC
Microsoft Modular PC

Microsoft is not the first that uses modular computers. At IFA showed the Taiwanese Acer modular mini PC called the Revo M1-601. However, this is not supplied with a screen on a hinge. As with the design of Microsoft is that of Acer with magnetic fasteners. The modular Acer PC is also not yet available. In the field of modular smartphones, Google is working on Project Ara, but that is not yet completed . The modular and moreover Dutch Fairphone 2 is already available. Tweakers it also has a review made.

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