Mediaworkstation’s new a-X2P is a beast of a portable computer that supports up to six 24-inch displays, up to two AMD Epyc processors for a total of up to 192 cores and 384 threads, up to two GPUs, 6TB of RAM, 5 storage devices, and dual 10 GbE Ethernet ports.
It also weighs at least 45 pounds and as much as 55 pounds and isn’t exactly designed to run on battery power, so it’s portable in the sense that it’s easier to lug around than a PC and six traditional displays. Designed for professional applications like managing live broadcast for TV stations, it’s also likely to be very expensive with a price tag measured in tens of thousands of dollars. But it’s still kind of fun to look at a device that sort of looks like a six-screen laptop when viewed from the front.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
Wild Six-Screen Mobile Workstation Upgraded with 192 EPYC Cores and 3TB DDR5 [Tom’s Hardware]
This portable workstation can be configured with up to 6 24-inch displays, two AMD Epyc 96-core/192-thread chips, 6TB RAM, and much more. It also weighs up to 55 pounds, so it’s “portable,” but not exactly a laptop.
Update to Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 (April 2023) [Windows Blogs]
Windows Insiders can now test a new version of the Windows Subsystem for Android with support for picture-in-picture capabilities (for supported apps) and a new “partially running” setting for reduced resource usage.
HBO Max to Be Renamed ‘Max’ With Addition of Discovery+ Content, Launch Date and Pricing Revealed [Variety]
Goodbye HBO, hello Max. Warner brothers is merging HBO Max & Discovery+ into a combined service called Max that launches May 23 for the same price as the current HBO Max… unless you pay extra for 4K & up to 4 simultaneous streams.
Cool Pi CM5 evaluation board features Rockchip RK3588/RK3588J system-on-module [CNX Software]
Cool Pi CM5 is a computer-on-a-module with an RK3588 or RK3588J processor, up to 32GB RAM and 256GB eMMC storage. It’s also available bundled with a carrier board with HDMI 2.1, PCIe 3.0, and M.2 connectors.
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Pretty sure that 6-screen workstation is a rebranded Acme MegaPAC L3, with the ML3 accessory to add 6 more screens, and has been around for a while: https://acmeportable.com/products/megapac-l3
Imagine bringing that workstation to a LAN party, lol.
Get ready to mortgage your house!
Dang. My eyes are popping out at that 6 screen display. Now that I know such a thing exists I can’t stop thinking that I need to have such a beast in my life. Hopefully they take monopoly money.
Hmm my previous attempt at replying to you doesn’t appear to have worked – if you search DDG for “six display Raspberry Pi” you should find a hackster io article amongst the first results on an actually portable station that might meet your needs in the meantime 😉 I believe the designer even sells them on Etsy?
Maybe it made sense to them somehow provided they paid for all search results for “max” to list them and websites promoting them at the top of all the other things someone could possibly be searching for, that’s still going to bury all searches containing “max” in garbage I don’t care about, and if I wanted to talk about it, it’ll sometimes be really ambiguous what I’m saying unless I just say “HBO max” anyway. Maybe people aren’t really thinking (relatively) positive things about “HBO” so marketing said they couldn’t just add the Discovery+ content and shut down Discovery+, but my gut feeling is still that doing this would be better somehow.