Researchers are set to unveil a paper-thin, flexible plastic screen that users can bend and touch to change the display.
Calling it the “PaperTab,” the researchers at Intel, Plastic Logic and a Canadian college envision an old-school desktop with a high-tech twist.
The group will showcase their creation at the International CES tech show this week.
Powered by a second generation Intel Core i5 processor, the 10.7-inch high-resolution black-and-white displays can be used like a tablet or an ebook, with users just bending the screen slightly to flip pages or fast forward through video, the New York Daily News reported.
But the Tabs, which for the time being have to be plugged into one main computer, can also keep a track of where they are relative to each other.
This means that users can join two PaperTabs together to create a bigger viewing surface, drag graphics between them and attach documents or open e-mails by tapping one display with another one.