AMD VX5 CONCEPT NOTEBOOK, UNVEILED BY AMD IN FEBRUARY 2017, GIVES A PEAK INTO WHAT’S NEXT FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE, MOBILE COMPUTING.
Designed for AMD by BMW Group Designworks, its most salient, and somewhat mind-bending characteristic is that it exists, and indeed should be used, in both the real and virtual worlds! Equipped with an array of components enabling position tracking in Virtual Reality environments, the VX5 can appear in precise position, overlaying the experience with VR content. It can then be used exactly as in real life, with goggles on. But it does not stop here! The notebook also envisions integrating a bank of motion tracking infrared cameras enabling it as the ultimate gesture controller for the virtual content. All of the input devices, like keys and track pads, can be custom assigned with specific functions depending on VR content.
Physically, the VX5 is not just about otherworldly experiences, it is a visceral, powerful enthusiasts companion. A gaming mode trigger sets all systems to over clocking and raises the WASD key array. These keys can also be replaced with various grades of mechanical switches, as they would be on a full sized gaming keyboard. The VX5’s unique hinge design reduces thickness. Exposed shock absorbers, used to provide friction/spring function, adding to the functional and performance character of the notebook. Its rear spine takes advantage of additive manufacturing to integrate cooling ducts and fastening features in fewer parts than would be necessary with other manufacturing methods.
Unique hinge design reduces thickness, with exposed shock absorbers.
Bridging the Real and Virtual Worlds.
The VX5 is a futuristic, innovation packed, top of the line performance computer concept aimed at creating the ultimate digital experience for power users and enthusiasts!