Intel & # 39; s wild Honeycomb Glacier prototype was not the only one we saw in the Santa Clara laboratories. Today we also give you a first glimpse of another idea that you might see in your future laptop with two or flexible screens: a chassis that is largely made of fabric.
This is the Twin River from Intel, and it's remarkable not just for the amount of prototypes used to figure out how a pair of 12.3-inch 1920 x 1280 touchscreen displays in those polyester, polyamide, and lycra textile combination, but also how much power it managed to retain within that frame.
Intel says it has succeeded in installing a full quad-core, 15-watt Intel U-series processor in this fanless chassis without overheating, because it has built an incredibly thin vapor chamber cooling solution and coupled with a unique motherboard design that the CPU is aligned diagonal – instead of horizontally or vertically – so it can be so much closer to the circuits that feed it.
Intel didn't let us take pictures of that own internal design because it was worried that it was a reverse engineering, but it did show us a lot of different types of textiles that it was trying to do in the laboratory find what the right feeling was, and a few of the techniques it used to stretch those substances over the PC.
Frankly, we've seen a number of designs with dual-screen laptops before, and we've seen the fabric a bit like this in some Microsoft Surface designs, so the combination isn't necessarily mindblowing. But it is good to see more fashionable options such as fabric, leather and wood on the computer scene, and elastic fabrics can be a particularly useful choice now that folding screen computers such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 are on the move.