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Toshiba Launches Dual-Screen Concept PC

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Toshiba is launching a limited edition, dual-screen concept PC in celebration of its 25-year anniversary in the notebook market.

In honor of Toshiba's twenty-five-year stance in the notebook sector, the company is releasing a limited-edition, dual-screen concept PC called the libretto W100. The device looks awesome and packs Intel's 1.2 GHz Pentium U5400 processor, 2 GB of DDR3 memory, and a 62 GB SSD. Behind the wheel is Microsoft's Windows 7 Home Premium OS loaded with useful apps such as Skype, Microsoft Office, and Toshiba premium offerings like ReelTime, Bulletin Board, and File Browser.

"This concept PC sets the pace for Toshiba’s continued commitment to innovation, demonstrating what’s possible in the next generation of ultra-mobile PCs," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development at Toshiba's Digital Products Division. "We will issue a limited run of the libretto W100,” continued Pinto. "We design our products around the way people actually want to use them, so getting this concept PC out into the hands of early technology adopters will allow us to gather invaluable feedback that we can filter into future product developments."

Other specs found in the new libretto W100 include a 6-mode virtual keyboard with haptic response, a 1.0-megapixel HD webcam with Toshiba's face recognition software, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and an 8-cell battery. Both screens measure 7.0-inches diagonally and sport a native resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Overall the device measures 7.95-inches (W) x 4.84-inches (D) x 1.2-inches (H), and weighs a slight 1.8 lbs. The notebook also sports one MicroSD card slot and one USB 2.0 port.

A limited number of the libretto W100 concept PCs will be available for purchase later this summer from select retailers and direct from Toshiba. At this time, Toshiba has not released pricing.

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    balister , June 21, 2010 7:55 PM
    I wonder if this is why Steve canned the courier.
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    pollom , June 21, 2010 7:59 PM
    is like MSI dual screan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye0EtliiUY8
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    arcainumbro , June 21, 2010 8:37 PM
    Another website had the price around the $1100 US range. That makes my wallet cry.
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    harth13 , June 21, 2010 9:59 PM
    so what
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    KingArcher , June 21, 2010 9:59 PM
    Are both screens touch enabled?
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    kkcombs , June 21, 2010 10:10 PM
    Wow, an over-sized Nintendo DS.
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    Userremoved , June 21, 2010 11:44 PM
    It looks like two iPads glued together.
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    applerocks , June 22, 2010 2:38 AM
    And you guys always say Apple is overpriced! Where are the screams of price gouging for obsolete technology?
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    dEAne , June 22, 2010 5:38 AM
    iPads competition but I like this one and MSI concept of dual screen.
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    anamaniac , June 22, 2010 6:57 AM
    Oh baby!
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    Anonymous , June 22, 2010 1:31 PM
    It's look like the hardware of the Microsoft Courier project.
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    zak_mckraken , June 22, 2010 3:25 PM
    applerocksAnd you guys always say Apple is overpriced! Where are the screams of price gouging for obsolete technology?

    Nowhere M. Troll, cause they're ain't any pricing yet.

    If that powerful, high-res DS sells for less than 500$, they'll have a solid product in hand. Even if it's a limited edition.
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    del35 , June 22, 2010 3:59 PM
    Imagine the media hype if Apple had released this product!
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    zaznet , June 22, 2010 4:18 PM
    del35Imagine the media hype if Apple had released this product!


    Apple would not have included Windows 7 Premium... Really the point I want to make is that as long as Microsoft continues to try and push the desktop into smaller formats with light weight hardware it will continue to draw very limited support. The Windows desktop user experience just isn't what people want in an ultra mobile device.