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Compal Envision is a dual-screen laptop with a keyboard dock

Compal’s Duo360 and Duo360 X aren’t the manufacturer’s only new dual-screen laptop designs. The company also won an IF Design Guide award for a 13.5 inch dual-screen notebook called the Envision Lite. The computer is a convertible notebook-style device with 360-degree hinge that lets you position the Envision Lite as a laptop, tablet, or anything […]

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Compal Voyager laptop puts an expandable 13 inch keyboard in an 11 inch body

Over the past few years the bezels around laptop screens have shrunk to the point where I’ve stopped paying attention when PC makers claim that they’ve stuffed a 14 inch display into a 13 inch laptop body. That’s just what a 14 inch laptop looks like now. But there’s only so small a laptop can […]

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Kaleido is a screenless portable PC with a foldable keyboard and integrated projector

As you might have noticed, this year’s IF World Design Guide awards have been announced. And while I don’t particularly care about which companies have received awards, I do enjoy scrolling through the list of awardees for new and unusual devices I haven’t seen before. They don’t get much weirder than Kaleido. It’s basically a […]

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Compal PivoBook is a laptop with a display that works in landscape or portrait

Most laptops have 16:9 displays. Some have 16:10 or 3:2 screens. But one thing that pretty much every modern laptop has in common? The display is wider than it is tall. At first look, the PivoBook from Taiwanese manufacturer Compal looks the same. But there’s on key difference — you can flip the screen from […]

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Compal’s DuoFlip is the weirdest laptop concept I’ve seen in a while

Plenty of companies have laptops that transform into tablets. But Compal’s DuoFlip is something a little… different. At first glance it looks like a normal notebook, and you can use it like one by lifting the lid the way you would on any other laptop PC. Push the screen back 360 degrees and you can […]

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We’re on a roll: Liliputing wins its second annual Ink Blot award

GottaBeMobile‘s Warner Crocker has unveiled the winners of this year’s Ink Blot awards. While you could certainly make the case that this prestigious annual event is really just an excuse for Warner to make up funny categories for mobile tech bloggers and name friends and colleagues as the winners, I’m still honored to be recognized […]