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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 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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Wistron Foldbook concept: A 17 inch tablet or desktop that becomes a 10 inch laptop (foldable displays)

Computers with foldable displays are a real thing you can buy now. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is a 13.3 inch tablet that you can fold in half and use like a 7 inch laptop, with the lower half of the screen functioning as a keyboard or input area. But what if you want something […]

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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 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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Compal Duo360 and Duo360 X are two takes on two-screen laptops

Two new dual-screen laptops from Compal showed up at the IF Design Guide Awards website this week. And they present two different approaches toward how a dual-screen laptop should work. It’s unclear if either will come to market anytime soon. But Compal is a contract manufacturer that builds laptops and other devices for a number […]

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Compal’s FullVision is a dual-screen laptop (or laptop + standalone tablet)

Dual-screen laptops are all the rage these days, but while most companies have taken the boring approach of putting the second screen where the keyboard is, Compal’s FullVision laptop puts two screens in your line of sight while keeping the keyboard unaffected. The design is much more like the experience of using two desktop monitors at […]

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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 […]