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HUGE Ereader Packs Two 14.1-inch LCDs

Unfortunately, the device was axed and it looks like it may never see the light of day. However, that doesn't mean we won't see other products that mimic the design. Though it's not quite as slick as the Courier, Kno debuted its digital textbook at D8 yesterday and we're kind of impressed in an, "Oh my God, it's MASSIVE!" kind of way.

With two 14.1-inch displays, this is a big and cumbersome device. However, if you can see past the fact that it would be pretty difficult to use without a stand, it's kind of neat and the specs aren't that bad either. It packs Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset, 16GB of storage and a battery that lasts between six and eight hours. Unfortunately, the price is where this falls down. Kno is asking for "under $1000," and right now, we just can't see people spending that much money on a 'digital textbook.' Sure, textbooks are crazy expensive and they weigh a lot more than 5.5 pounds but there are other, cheaper solutions already on the market. And imagine having to replace it if it broke? Yikes.

Read/see more on Engadget.

  • idisarmu
    It's a bit too big. 2x10" might be a bit better.
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  • jaysbob
    2x the screens, 1/2 the convenience!
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  • Parsian
    yeah it is kind of inconvenience
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  • polly the parrot
    Looks easy to break.
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  • thrust2night
    So now e-readers are the size of laptops?
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  • nforce4max
    Hopefully it will run Flash and hold up to video streaming online.
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  • eddieroolz
    I don't think we need 2X14.1", but ~10" screens would be nice.
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  • Kelavarus
    Am the only one who's surprised at two 14.1" screens yet supposedly 6 to 8 hours of battery life? Regardless of everything else, that's pretty nice.
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  • thepinkpanther
    HEY U TABLET COMPANY PEOPLE! HOW ABOUT HITTING THE MARKET?!?
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  • climber
    well a 14" screen and a 14" touch screen keyboard when required would be good, I hate small keyboard touch screens (see iPod Touch). I think it would be nice to have screen real estate that has two 1080P screens, but I'm just a dreamer.
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