June 13

A laptop without a screen is now available for general purchase — and thanks to augmented reality, it’s fully-functional.

Spacetop G1, designed by Tel Aviv-based startup Sightful, allows the user to switch between a dozen virtual screens using a dedicated pair of glasses.

The company says it will begin shipping the machines in October, priced at $1,900, and with discounts for customers who put down a deposit by June 6.

Spacetop G1 looks like the keyboard to a standard 13-inch laptop, minus the 13-inch screen. Users see a huge 100-inch virtual display through the AR (augmented reality) glasses, providing a large workspace that’s totally private.

The keyboard has two extra buttons to control the user’s view of the multiple screens: toggling between them, resizing and repositioning them, and zooming in and out.

This augmented reality laptop doesn’t have a physical screen
The Spacetop AR laptop. Photo courtesy of Sightful

“Instead of stacking windows, apps and documents on top of each other, now you can lay them out where they can be most useful,” Sightful said as it announced the launch.

“Spacetop G1 can also leverage AI in ways no other device can, with added onboard AI functionality, workspace for AI tools, and physical context awareness.”

Sightful launched its Spacetop early access promo in May 2023, inviting the first 1,000 early adopters in the US to reserve a machine and provide feedback to improve both the hardware and software for the first full-access version.

The company was founded in 2020 by Berliner and COO Tomer Kahan, both spatial computing veterans who worked for AR technology company Magic Leap, the US company behind head-mounted augmented reality displays.

Berliner cofounded PrimeSense, which was acquired by Apple in 2013, and Kahan was an executive with N-trig, which Microsoft acquired in 2015.

This augmented reality laptop doesn’t have a physical screen
Sightful’s team in Tel Aviv. Photo courtesy of Sightful

At Sightful, the duo has hired more than 60 employees with expertise in product management, UX/UI, core software, cloud, applications, marketing, computer vision, systems and design to reinvent the laptop experience.

In an interview with Israel21c last May, Berliner elaborated on the significance of the development of augmented reality PCs.

“Two worlds sit at a crossroads: Laptops are the centerpiece of our daily working lives, but the technology has not evolved with the modern, work from anywhere, privacy matters, ‘road warrior’ mentality,” he said.

“Meanwhile, augmented reality is full of potential and promise, but is yet to find its daily use case. We are at the perfect moment for a significant paradigm shift in a device we all know and love.”

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