Honeycomb Glacier is the key name of a conceptual laptop that Intel has presented these days in Computex 2019. It has two screens and the possibility of … “stand up”. As we say, it will not be for sale, but with it Intel wants to explore ways to “make possible new experiences for players and creators.” A key part of this initiative is working closely with the manufacturers: “Intel is collaborating with OEMs to make possible systems based on this visionary concept driven by the latest Intel Core 9th generation processors, the first being the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo with ScreenPad Plus” .
What we have before is a traditional laptop with a traditional secondary screen that sits on the keyboard and occupies the entire horizontal. We had already seen other laptops with additional screens, but not in this way. Intel says that this design is able to provide a more immersive gaming experience by allowing useful and necessary information to be added to the screen below: a map, inventory, health levels, resistance levels, etc. All the kind of information that could “dirty” the image of the game. Is anyone remembering certain Nintendo consoles by some chance?
This concept, on the other hand, could benefit streamers – that did not have a second screen at hand – also, of course, allowing them to interact with their audience without having to have an interface on screen or to go to the desk every time they need to manage some detail of the transmission. The fact that the laptop can “stand up” has two advantages: the first one is that it improves our position, and the second one allows us to see all the information at a glance.
The people of The Verge have been able to play with one of the prototypes presented, and comment that the main screen is 15.6 inches and 1080p, while the secondary has a diagonal of 12.3 inches and a panel of 1920×720 . The presented configuration had an Intel of eight cores of 45 W and a GTX 1060. We imagine that the final models will present a more forceful hardware. How do you see it?