Three years ago, former Intel Chief Executive Officer Craig Barrett used his keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum to show the company\u2019s vision of what future laptops will look like.Called Newport, the notebook design had some cool features, including a small, secondary display on the outside of the case that let users scan their e-mails, access their calendar and check network connections. The idea was to give users access to information stored on the notebook while the case was closed.Secondary displays never caught on with laptop makers, largely because of the added software work required to support the interface. But that could be set to change with the introduction of Vista, the next version of Microsoft\u2019s Windows operating system.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nECS second display "Microsoft, with Vista, has added some advanced capabilities that support multiple displays," said Keith Kressin, Intel\u2019s director of mobile platforms marketing, at the Computex exhibition in Taipei.Secondary displays won\u2019t become a feature on mainstream notebooks anytime soon, Kressin said. "But I think for a certain market, it\u2019s very compelling," he said.After Newport was introduced, some notebook manufacturers built prototypes of notebooks that had secondary displays. While these never made it to market, manufacturers may revisit the idea once Vista, with its support for multiple notebook displays, is available.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nECS second display "We\u2019ll have to wait and see," Kressin said.Computex runs through June 10.-Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service (Beijing Bureau)This article is posted on our Microsoft Informer page.\u00a0For more news on the Redmond, Wash.-based powerhouse, keep checking in.Check out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.