A unique new laptop from GPD features two 13-inch OLED panels stacked.

A unique new laptop from GPD features two 13-inch OLED panels stacked.

Hi there, I am Dylan Miles, and I am addicted to many monitors. I feel like I am not working hard enough if I do not always have three screens in front of me. The situation has gotten so terrible that I have started carrying a portable monitor with my laptop, but perhaps this new dual-screen design from GPD will make it unnecessary.

GPD is a well-known Chinese company that makes adorable small game emulators. They have ventured into full laptop designs in recent years, however they are smaller models that come with built-in game controls.

Both the GPD Duo and the company’s standard laptop designs are drastically different from one another. Its two 13.3-inch OLED screens, placed one on top of the other, are the big news.

Recently, there have been a few designs for laptops with two screens, such as the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i that we reviewed last month. However, they are essentially just regular clamshell laptops with a second screen that detaches to serve as the keyboard. GPD takes a different approach with the Duo, maintaining the keyboard area while adding a second screen that is hinged above the first.

It resembles a club sandwich laptop, with two sets of (presumably highly durable) hinges joining the three body portions. You may fold the secondary screen back to the mirror and see someone behind you, or you can use it in a dual-screen configuration with one on top of the other. The base is described as a counterbalance by VideoCardz, however it is not stated how much actual weight this translates to.

There are not many other specifications available, but according to GPD’s tweet, the laptop can be folded up to “the size of an A4 sheet of paper,” which is 8.27 x 11.69 inches (210 x 297 mm), and its 10-point touchscreens can be used with the Surface Pen stylus.

What is causing all of this? An updated Snapdragon or other Arm configuration, an Intel substitute, or a Ryzen setup similar to GPD’s latest small laptops? I have no idea! Furthermore, no pricing information is provided.

Perhaps the most erratic is the last one. The price range of GPD’s small laptops and portable gaming PCs is $550 to over $1,200, while Asus and Lenovo’s dual-screen models cost $1,500 and $2,000, respectively. This is a pretty broad spectrum, and GPD frequently releases new ideas on Indiegogo. Hopefully, further details will become available shortly.

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