Microsoft is reportedly working with Intel to set standards for folding screen laptops, after developing similar standards for dual-screen laptops, according to a new report by Digitimes.
We have recently seen a profusion of laptops with secondary screens in the keyboard area, mainly aimed at gaming and creators, and we also know companies like Lenovo have folding laptops on their roadmap.
It is not clear requirements Microsoft will place on these devices, though we assume it would involve which version of Windows the devices will run, and whether they are always connected PCs or not.
Other elements could be touch screen, processor and pen support, and while a reliable user experience is attractive, one can’t help think back to the days of Windows Phone, when Microsoft has strict chassis requirements which left OEMs unable to innovate on both the high and low end. It also seems somewhat unreasonable to bind OEMs to a standard which has not yet been developed and tested in the market, particularly when it comes to an acceptable finger and pen-friendly user interface.
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