Discovered by WindowsBlogItalia, ASUS looks to roll out a new feature to its future laptop lineup. Called ScreenPad, it features a touch-sensitive display with customisable icon launch grid for frequently-used apps.
The discovery was made through app extensions published in the Microsoft Store. The extension did not mention if ScreenPad will be an integrated feature or an external device.
Some of the suggested features include direct control of applications such as Microsft Word and Spotify as well as standalone functions including calculator and media player. The screenshot also suggests ASUS -specific apps and features that aim to add value to the users such as limited-time promotion or gifts through the ASUS Giftbox app.
WindowsBlogItalia also specified a specific list of specification associated with the ScreenPad. It apparently calls for an ASUS laptop that is equipped with a precision touchpad alongside ASUS PTP driver and touch screen.
Other than that, other requirements also include NVIDIA GeForece GTX 970 GPU, Toshiba TC358870XBG Video Bridge IC, and ITE8225 MCU. In general, what we looking at here are all the necessary components that able to drive a high-resolution external display.
With Computex 2018 to take place very soon, it is possible that we will be able to learn more about ScreenPad at the event. So, stay tuned.