We already know that Dell is currently working on a foldable PC just like its competitor Lenovo and Microsoft. Just to let you know, Lenovo is currently developing its foldable PC ThinkPad X1 while Microsoft is developing its own foldable PC, Surface Neo. Dell’s foldable PC is expected to hit the market in the second half of 2020. It will run on the latest operating system released by Microsoft, Windows 10 X. A new patent gives a very detailed insight on how such a device could look like.
We already reported on Dell 2-in-1 foldable display PC patent. Now, there is a Hinge just like what we find in the Surface Book. The hinge of the device is strongly reminiscent of the Surface Book in one of the versions shown in the patent. However, as with the Surface Book, there is a visible gap in the closed state. In the course of the patent other implementations of the hinge allow a fully closed state. This reminds us of Surface Neo and Surface Duo. However, they have two separate displays.
The display borders are quite interesting. These are also movable via a roller and are intended to assist the folding process. The rendered images from the patent depict a side sectional view of an exemplary embodiment of a roll assembly in closed and planar configurations that aids in managing the sliding movement of the display frame structure relative to housing sections.
Simply, this technology protects the daily from external damage that can be caused during the folding process. This technology reminds us of the fold offered by Samsung in its Samsung Galaxy series. This vulnerability made the handset fold action quite difficult in the Samsung series.
Whether Dell can really translate these ideas into a finished product will probably be experienced next year. Do share your thoughts on this in the comment section below!
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