Toshiba Launches Dual-Screen Concept PC

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.