The reports have confirmed that Microsoft is working on a
foldable mobile device codenamed Andromeda (often referred to
Surface Phone). The mythical device will have two
different display and it would run on Microsoft’s
Windows Core OS. While such a device from Microsoft is
still nowhere to be seen, Asus, on the other hand, has today
presented the Precog, a new laptop-sized device with
support for multiple form-factors.
If Asus launches the Precog this year or early next year, it
would become the first laptop to support multiple form factor
with the large 15-inch display.
Asus Precog concept is similar to Microsoft’s rumoured foldable
Andromeda, but the key difference is the form-factor and target
audience. The Precog also combines two different displays but
the device is still in laptop form-factor.
Asus’s new innovative device is aimed at the professionals and
businesses as you can connect it to a PC and use it as a second
monitor when the position of the device is flat. Furthermore,
it can be also used to demo the projects and you’ll be able to
draw on the screen in the tent mode.
Interestingly, the Asus Precog also offers several form factor
and it’s likely that the device will run Windows 10 or Windows
Core OS. This laptop also uses a hinge to attach two displays,
and it supports several form factors, including traditional
You can use Precog as a regular laptop as well. Just like
Yoga Book 2, one screen of the device would become a
The device is basically using two different displays, one can
be used as a keyboard, and the other as a screen.
Interestingly, the role of the screen and keyboard would
change depending on the angle and the position of the two
screens. Asus’ innovative technology allows the hardware to
automatically change the role of the displays.