Chromebooks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are small models, big models, convertible models with 360-degree hinges, and tablets that probably shouldn’t have “book” in the name at all (but do anyway).
One thing we haven’t seen yet? A dual-screen model.
But that could change soon. According to 9to5Google, there’s evidence that a dual-screen Chromebook could be on the way.
A recent entry in the Chromium source code suggest that developers are testing a device codenamed “Palkia” that features a touchscreen, trackpad, and… a “2nd touchscreen.”
This device appears to be a clamshell-style notebook rather than a convertible tablet, so while it’s possible that the second screen could replace a physical keyboard, it’s more likely that the Chromebook will have a keyboard and a second screen.
According to Chrome Unboxed, it’s likely that Palkia will turn out to be an Asus device, so it could end up looking a lot like those laptops.
Anyway, it’s interesting to see any evidence that dual screen Chromebooks are on the way, since the news comes at a time when Microsoft’s plans to release a version of Windows optimized for dual-screens and foldables seems to be slipping further and further away.