Need more than a single laptop screen? This one has seven

You might remember Razer’s Project Valerie that we first saw back at CES 2017. Based on the Razer Blade Pro, the laptop incorporates three 17.3-inch 4K G-Sync compatible monitors that automatically extend from the central display and angle themselves toward the user.

As spotted by Tom’s Hardware, Expanscape’s Aurora 7 Prototype more than doubles the number of screens found in Razer’s laptop to seven. That includes four 17.3-inch displays—two in landscape, two in portrait—and three 7-inch 1920 x 1200 screens, all of which fold out from the device itself, meaning no fiddling with external connections. It even comes with a mini display that shows system status info and user-configurable content.

Expanscape writes that the Aurora 7 is aimed at DevSecOps, Security Operations, Data Scientists, and Content Creators. It’s no slouch when it comes to the internals, either: a Core i9-9900K CPU, 64GB of DDR4-2666 memory, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, two PCIe 3.0 x 4 M.2 SSDs, one 2.5-inch MLC SSD, and a 2TB 7200RPM hard drive. It’s even got an embedded programable Arduino microcontroller.

There’s also an Aurora 7 M3, the third iteration of the laptop. It boosts the GPU to an RTX 2070 (that might go up to an RTX 2080) and can be specced with AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X, if preferred.

As you might imagine, the Aurora 7 requires quite a bit of power for all those screens. That comes from the two internal batteries squeezed into the chassis: the primary 82Wh battery is for the system, while the 148Wh secondary battery keeps the screens going. They still won’t keep the laptop alive for very long—about 2 hours 20 minutes, or less at high clock speeds.

Expanscape says it will be selling the prototypes of its machines while they are being developed. No word on prices, but a seven-screen laptop isn’t going to come cheap.