It's a new effort to come up with a different type of laptop -- or tablet, perhaps.
Intel and Samsung have another new idea for how to make a PC: a “slidable” device with a screen that extends out to a much larger size when you pull the edge.
J.S. Choi, leader of Samsung’s display division, shows a “slidable” screen that can be extended by pulling one edge from a 13-inch diagonal to a 17-inch diagonal. Stephen Shankland/CNET
Lacking a keyboard, the slidable PC looked more like a tablet. But with a screen diagonal ranging from 13 inches to 17 inches, it was sized more like a laptop. Intel Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger and J.S. Choi, leader of Samsung’s display division, showed the device at the Intel Innovation conference Tuesday.
The device will satisfy needs for both a large screen and portability, Gelsinger said. It’s a demonstration of what’s possible with OLED display technology that’s built onto a flexible plastic substrate.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger shows how a “slidable” PC’s screen can extend from a 13-inch diagonal to a 17-inch diagonal. Stephen Shankland/CNET