Let's start with HP's Omen X 2S and ASUS & # 39; ZenBook Pro Duo. Both have secondary screens in the laptop base that push the keyboard down toward the bottom edge. If the trend continues, these screens become larger and the physical keys gradually become less and less useful until they are fully pushed.
Intel likes to show how it plans to manage the PC industry with concept devices it let other manufacturers build, and on the show, the company showed a machine called Honeycomb Glacier. The prototype carrier had an articulated screen that pushed the keyboard to the edge of the body, removing the palm rest, making writing less comfortable.
Meanwhile, Intel's second prototype, Twin Rivers, took away the keyboard ever since the company pushes the device to informal consumption. It has a low-power CPU, stylus and of course an external keyboard. In this example, the slim keyboard actually sits between the two halves and wrapped in cloth will apparently not fall out. But it's a shame because the prototype at least had sticky keys with almost no travel, like a number of Bluetooth keyboards.
And it is not as if there are no keyboard-free models that are already available to buy; even though they are still in a small niche. The Lenovo Yoga Book and the C930 have keyboard-free store shelves and the company has a folding ThinkPad screen in the 2020 works.
The problem is that touchscreen keyboards are still not as good as real. These companies need to know because these devices always appear with wireless keyboards along with them, and if manufacturers had any belief in their ability to create a good software input interface, they wouldn't be so quick to have the right thing around. [1