Among the novelties presented by Intel to the CES 2020 in Las Vegas also a new one concept based on the increasingly interesting technology of folding displays: it is Horseshoe Bend, a device that can transform itself into a 12.5-inch laptop or a huge 17.3-inch tablet if necessary. The name is inspired by a meander of the Colorado River, in Arizona.
The Intel Horseshoe Bend concept at CES 2020
Strength it folding OLED screen. The data sheet also sees the presence of a Tiger Lake processor (with 10 nm + architecture just announced in Las Vegas). On the software side, although the prototype shown at the overseas fair hosts the classic edition of Windows 10, a design of this type will be able to give its best with the 10X version of the operating system optimized by Microsoft for this new category of products.
It is certainly not the only one PC foldable protagonist of the CES 2020: there are also Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and Dell Concept Duet, without forgetting the Surface Neo model announced in recent months by the Redmond group and ready to debut on the market later this year. In any case, it is good to point out and reiterate that Horseshoe Bend is a concept, not a device arriving on the shelves, at least not in the short term.
Unlike what was initially assumed, i folding displays could fully show their potential first in the laptop segment than in the smartphone segment: phones based on this technology announced in style last year at MWC 2019 by Huawei and Samsung have in fact encountered several technical problems on their way, going from referrals and retouches to the internal components before reaching the definitive incarnation now on the market.