Move away Foldables, ‘cause Slidables are the next big thing! During Intel’s Innovation keynote on Tuesday, Samsung Display CEO JS Choi appeared onstage to show off a prototype PC that slides from a 13-inch tablet into a 17-inch display.
“We’re announcing the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs,” said Choi. “This device will satisfy various needs for a larger screen and portability as well.” Samsung Display has chosen to implement a sliding (rather than foldable) technology for its flexible PC displays, and Choi appeared to indicate that “foldable is gone” on PCs for now.
The prototype device shown during the event essentially turns a 13-inch tablet into a 17-inch monitor with a flexible display and a sliding mechanism. Intel also demonstrated its new Unison software on this display, which aims to connect Intel-powered computers to smartphones — including iPhones.
As of now, the slidable PC is a concept that is being worked on by both companies and there is no information on when it may be produced and sold to the public.