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Is Dell planning to make a laptop with two detachable displays?

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A newly discovered patent from Dell suggests the company is designing a laptop that can handle two detachable displays.

The patent (opens in new tab), named “Information Handling System with Multiple Detachable Displays”, includes diagrams of a laptop that can be used like a traditional device, with a single screen above the keyboard, or with two screens attached.

This could be a big boon for productivity, as it would allow people to extend their desktop space, essentially working on multiple monitors.

Multi-view

According to the patent, the laptop can be used with both screens facing the user, or one screen facing forward and the other backward, which could be used for presentations.

The patent also explains how a potential dual screen Dell laptop could attach and detach the screens, with the displays clipping onto a bar via an adjustable clamp.

While we’re not expecting to see a dual screen Dell XPS 13 any time soon, it’s good to know that the laptop maker is looking into new form factors for Windows 10 laptops.

Via Neowin (opens in new tab)

Matt Hanson
Matt Hanson


Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.