updated 12:30 pm EDT, Tue September 22, 2009
Intel Tangent Bay concept
Ahead of its Developer Forum, Intel has demonstrated a new notebook concept it hopes might be more widespread. Nicknamed Tangent Bay, the prototype embeds three OLED multi-touch screens in the main body and makes theses a central part of the interface. They can be used to play media without taking up space on the main display but can also interact with each other: a video queued in one can be played on the other. Content can also be dragged to and from the sub-displays as well as the main LCD.
It's not evident if any computer manufacturers have lined up to implement technologies like Tangent Bay. Intel hasn't committed to a Notebooks with secondary touchscreens have been rare and have been limited to specialized systems like the Fujitsu LifeBook N7010, although these have previously limited by having to use single-touch LCDs. [via CNET]