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Compal CHEESE is a foldable phone concept designed for photography

Most modern smartphones have separate cameras on the front and back, allowing you to snap selfies or shoot pictures and videos of the world around you. But the front-facing cameras are often inferior. Taiwanese manufacturer Compal’s CHEESE concept phone has just one set of cameras. But the phone has a foldable display that allows those […]

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Compal Axis 2-in-1 tablet concept uses a digital pen as part of the hinge

PC makers have been making 2-in-1 laptops that can also function as laptops for years. There are a few ways to do it: Some models have hinges that allow you to flip the screen for use in tablet mode. Others have detachable keyboards. One thing I haven’t seen before? A tablet with a detachable keyboard […]

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Compal Airttach is a triple-screen laptop concept with detachable displays

This week we’ve looked at product concepts from Compal including a rollable phone, a virtually bezel-free laptop, and a couple of dual-screen notebooks with displays that stack one on top of the other. But the Taiwanese manufacturer is also envisioning a three-screen laptop with detachable displays that can be placed side-by-side with the laptop’s middle […]

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Compal unveils Envision Duo and Envison Pro dual screen laptop concepts

PC makers continue to search for ways to squeeze more screen real estate into laptops. Lenovo has released a few different notebooks that do this by replacing the keyboard with either a second screen or a single flexible display. Asus has a few models with a second screen that replaces the touchpad or which spans […]

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Lilbits: Linux laptops, RISC-V hardware, and a ransomware attack (maybe)

Purism has been selling laptops designed to emphasize privacy and software freedom for a few years. But the company’s new Purism Librem 14 is the first of its Linux laptops to feature a 14 inch display. The laptop went up for pre-order in July, but it’s taken Purism a while to get all the necessary components […]

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Compal Armer is a dual-screen laptop for artists (that doesn’t sacrifice a physical keyboard)

Some dual-screen laptops are really more like dual-screen tablets that forego a physical keyboard to make room for the second screen. While Microsoft and Dell have come up with workarounds, like a detachable keyboard that rests on top of one display when you want to type, the Compal Armer laptop takes a different approach. At first […]

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Compal Flex Book is a foldable tablet with a laptop dock

Dell unveiled a concept tablet with a foldable OLED display at CES in January, and Lenovo promised to actually bring one to market later this year. Meanwhile Taiwanese manufacturer Compal has unveiled a Flex Book design that combines elements of a foldable tablet and a 2-in-1 laptop. At first glance the Flex Book looks like a […]

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Compal GEMINI gaming laptop has an expandable display (15.6 inch to 17.8 inches)

Gaming laptops are interesting beasts that have to balance portability with the performance you’d expect from a high-end gaming computer. One of the first compromises is usually the display — you may want a big-screen monitor for your gaming desktop, but anything larger than 15.6 inches tends to make for an unwieldy laptop. So it’s […]

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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 […]