What you need to know
- Expanscape has a laptop prototype with seven screens.
- The Aurora 7 prototype has four 4K displays and three FHD displays.
- Pricing isn't listed for the laptop, but you can purchase one.
If you want to get more work done, you get more screens. But why limit your multi-monitor setup to your desk? Expanscape has a glorious monstrosity of a laptop that has seven (!) screens (via Tom's Hardware). The Aurora 7 Prototype has four 17.3-inch monitors with 4K resolution and three 7-inch screens with FHD resolution. The screens come in a mixture of landscape and portrait modes, resulting in a comedic battle station of a laptop.
There are some drawbacks to having a laptop with seven screens. For example, it weighs 12 kg (26.45 lbs). But with that weight, you get seven screens plus some serious power inside. The Aurora 7 runs on an Intel Core i9-9900K processor and has 64GB of DDR4-2666 RAM. It also has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 inside.
To power all of its screens and its powerful processor, the Aurora 7 has two internal batteries. An 82Wh battery powers the system, while a 148Wh secondary battery powers all of its screens. Expanscape says the laptop gets up to 140 minutes of battery life, though that figure will go down under higher loads.
The Aurora 7 is a prototype, so don't expect to pick it up from your local store. That being said, unlike many prototypes, you can actually order an Aurora 7. If you sign a contract, you can get your hands on one.
Expanscape doesn't list pricing on its website, but states "Pricing will reflect the costs and development involved and the fact that we are in the very early stages of our prototype's development."
It's safe to assume that a laptop with seven screens and the internals of the Aurora 7 won't be cheap. That's likely not something you care about if you're ordering a device like this.
We can't confirm what inspired the Aurora 7, but we can speculate that its creators are fans of SpongeBob.
If you prefer a more realistic setup, make sure to check our collection of the best computer monitors.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new tab).
If it's seven screens of Bitcoin, Hertz and Gamestop, it's probably too much.
Not sure 'laptop' is the right word for this. Portable workstation, sure. As far as weight goes, it weighs less than my first portable PC, the Compaq Portable, 28 lbs. It could pass for a sewing machine in a hard case.
Only seven screens?
Awesome, now I have a mobile solution for operating military drones 🤐
If this is sturdy enough, I can see this can be useful for military use instead. Not just for drones, but basically a portable workstation in the middle of the camp.
Where can i buy it?
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