Sighted has just launched a brand new product called Spacetop, which could change laptops in the future. By replacing the screen with augmented reality glasses, this device allows you to work anywhere on a large virtual screen.
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Will the next big evolution in computing make screens disappear? In any case, this is the idea of the Sighted company, which offers Spacetop, the first laptop without a physical and physical screen. Instead, the device is accompanied by a pair of augmented reality glasses in order to project the windowswindows of the softwaresoftware on a virtual screen.
Spacetop wants to free users from small laptop screens, in order to work more comfortably on a virtual screen that measures up to 100 inches (2.54 meters). The glasses are manufactured by Nreal with a Full HD definition (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) for each eye and an integrated audio system. A definition that is still quite low for such a large virtual display. Sighted also highlights the protection of privacy, since it is possible to work in public places without fearing that someone else can see their screen.
Presentation of the Spacetop laptop. © Sighted
A mobile architecture
However, the interior of this device looks more like a smartphonesmartphone than a computer, since it uses an ARMARM architecture. It is based on a SoC Qualcomm SnapdragonSnapdragon 865, which integrates an Aredeno 650 graphics chip, accompanied by 8 GB of memoria RAM and 256 GB of storage. It is compatible with Wi-Fiwi-Fi 6 and BluetoothBluetooth 5.1 and offers two USB-CUSB-C ports as well as a 5 megapixel camera for video conferences. The operating system is Spacetop OS, a derivative of Android, which would be more suitable for virtual reality than a PC operating system.
Despite the lack of a screen, the computer still weighs 1.5 kilogramkilograms. The Spacetop is available in early access for 2,000 dollars (1,850 euros) for the first 1,000 registered users. This is a rather high price for a low-power computer, but it is the very first model in a new range of devices that could possibly replace our current computers.