The demand in FSI FIIO: 2013140981/062522 from 06.09.2013 Laptop-Monitor

The idea of this invention is to install screens on the exterior parts of the laptop: on the cover and on the bottom. Upon opening the proposed device, further referred as “Device”, at a 180? angle, the outer screens would combine into one big screen.

The drawback of the existing portable personal laptops and netbooks, further referred as “Laptop”, is that its both exterior surfaces have no use except for displaying the manufacturer’s logo on the cover and situating a vent grate for cooling system on the bottom.
The disadvantage of tablets is in the absence of a keyboard and that of laptops - in a small screen.

The technical purpose of the invention is to use the “Device” under stationary conditions, with a mouse and a keyboard connected to it, as a monitor-all-in-one unit with a big screen surface.
Upon opening the “Device” at a 180? angle, both exterior screens would function as one large screen. The screen located on the cover would show 50% of the total screen surface from one side. The other 50% of the screen surface from the other side would be shown by the screen situated on the exterior bottom part of the “Device”, on the side, interior part of which has the keyboard.

Upon placing the “Device”, opened at a 180? angle, on the desk stand, facing the user with its exterior side, a mouse and a keyboard plugged in, it would become a fully functional monitor – all-in-one unit with inputs for various ports, a Card Reader and an optical disc drive.
When the “Device” is opened at a 180? angle, the hinges located on the sides must be firmly fixed to avoid image distortion or discomfort related to a viewing angle.
In the middle of a combined big screen (when opened at a 180? angle) there would be found a thin line of screen frames running from the top to the bottom. If we make it transparent, it would reduce its contrast, but that small thin part of the screen would not be available for showing images.

Today they have developed flexible sensor screens that, when in use, don’t have a problem of image “joining” in the area of the attachment of two exterior screens. There would be only one exterior screen folding in the middle, where the hinges are located.
Upon opening the “Device” at a 90? angle and using it independently, i.e. without connecting a mouse and a keyboard to it, typing and working with other applications would be performed as if using a traditional “Laptop”.

If we want to exclude an optical disc drive from the “Device” in order to lessen its weight and reduce its price, it would be possible to use an attachable disc drive.
The exterior and interior screens could be made either sensor or non-sensor.
The keyboard built into the interior part could also be made either sensor or traditional, with keys. The traditional keyboard is more convenient for those users who don’t have skills of touch-typing.

The Formula of the invention

Personal folding computer with a built-in keyboard and an interior screen, with two screens on both exterior surfaces that, upon opening at a 180? angle, combine into one big screen.


The “Device” could be supplied with many functions, from an access by a fingerprint to a fax-modem. It is not crucially important if the “Device” lacks certain functions.
Some of the components could be omitted. To widen the number of models of the “Device”, in order to satisfy every user by giving him exactly what he needs, some of its models could be made without a disc drive, a camera and etc. - for money saving purposes.

A thing to be considered is that it would be impossible to place inputs for ports, a Card Reader and an optical disc drive from one side of the “Device”, because upon using it as a monitor- all-in-one unit and opening it at a 180? angle, there would be both no access to inputs and no space for disc ejection from the bottom.
During manufacturing of the “Device” there would occur a problem with processor and video card cooling. In traditional “Laptops” air suction for a cooler (cooling fan) takes place on the outside of the bottom part.
In our invention, due to the installation of the screens on the surfaces of the bottom part and the cover of the “Device”, it would be impossible to make any openings in them.
The heating engineers would face a problem of how to place a cooling system on the sides of the “Device”. The part, which upon opening at a 180? angle would find itself on the bottom, must be the one for making the openings for cooling.

Modern flexible sensor screens are not protected from scratches but in the future this problem may be solved, and upon using the “Device” it would become a fully functional personal computer-tablet. The type of a mouse situated on the interior bottom part next to the keyboard could be of any brand; today the most popular one is Touchpad.
Upon opening the “Device” at a 180 angle, after fixing the hinges, it would be advised to shut off the interior screen and not to turn on the exterior screens if one wants to open the “Device” at an angle less than 180.

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