Super Wide Screen Laptops



When I owned a small netbook I always felt the screen was simply too constrained--most of my small Acer Aspire netbooks had a small 1024x600 resolution.  Now I have a much bigger Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12, which has a 12.5-inch screen (1920x1080 resolution).  Of course, I still feel constrained.  For most demanding I feel the screen is not sufficient, and therefore I always set things aside until I can reach my "real" work screen--a Dell U3011 monitor, which has a 30-inch screen and 2560x1600 resolution.  The problem with portable computing generally comes to the fact that many screens are too small and therefore cannot have two windows side by side--we need more horizontal space.  After looking around for super wide screen laptops I came up with a few of my favorites.

The Acer Predator 21 X Gaming Laptop is one of those rare beasts that fall in the realm of unrealism--they pack so much that you wouldn't think a company would actually make it.  This awesome beast has a mechanical keyboard, eye tracking, more power than most people's desktop computers, and so much more. The display is a 21-inch curved display with a resolution of 2560 x 1080, which is a 21 by 9 aspect ratio.  More info at Business Insider and Acer's Press Release.

Sony Vaio VGN-P588E (image source: cnet)

The Sony Vaio VGN-P588E was a netbook class device that is no longer sold.  The screen was an 8-inch at 1600x768 resolution, which is a 25 by 12 aspect ratio.  Pretty cool little device for its time.  For info check the CNET review.



Also a while a go, Toshiba released their Satellite U845W. The laptop packed a 14.4-inch, 1792x768 resolution, which is a 21:9 aspect ratio that can be seen in many modern desktop monitors (many of them of the curved type).  For more info check NotebookCheck.


 The Prime laptop is kind of cheating on the sense of a super wide screen..  This is a 13-inch notebook in the middle, but when the side screens are unfolded the laptop becomes a 26-inch screen beast. Sadly, this was only a concept and it never became a real product.  More info at Geek.


The Lenovo ThinkPad W710 might have been inspiration for the Prime Laptop concept.  The W710 had a 17-inch (1920 x 1200 resolution) and the additional 10.6-inch (768x1280 resolution) screen.  While it isn't one very wide screen, the idea is rather neat because you can separate the main screen for work and keep notes or instructions on the smaller screen. There are lots of other goodies in this system too.  More info at LikeCool.


You could also, just get yourself an Augmented Reality Headset!

Published: Oct 20, 2016

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