June 21, 2010

Toshiba Libretto W100 – two iPads in one

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the company’s laptop business, Toshiba has announced a limited edition dual-touchscreen ultra-mobile PC (UMPC), Libretto W100. It runs on Windows 7 and will be available from August 2010. At the first look the gadget looks just WOW…doesn’t it?

Amazing looks apart, the gadget come with some power packed features:

  • It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Intel U5400 processor, and has 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 62GB solid state hard drive
  • It comes with two 7-inch (diagonal) touchscreens with 1024×600 resolution
  • Libretto runs on Windows 7 Home Premium and features a virtual keyboard with haptic feedback that can be configured in six different ways including full, numeric 10-key (number pad) and split thumb
  • The gadget comes with Toshiba’s Bulletin Board personal organization application, and Toshiba ReelTime software that offers a visual version history of your saved documents
  • It includes 1 mega-pixel Webcam with face recognition technology
  • Among other features it has microSD card slot, one USB 2.0 port. 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1.

The primary question that crosses one’s mind is that how will the dual screens work…right?

Libretto W100 can easily be used as a traditional laptop with a screen on one side and a keyboard on the other. The device enables using both screens as one slate, this will really be helpful while browsing the web or reading a book or a document. You can run different applications on each screen simultaneously.  The W100 also has a built-in accelerometer that lets you use the device in both landscape and portrait modes.

This limited edition notebook is reportedly priced just above $1000 but the company is currently focused on positioning it as a limited edition device and hence, the huge price tag. Check out the video below to get a detailed insight into the gadget

Toshiba certainly has heated up the tablet market by fusing 2 iPad’s into one. What do you think?


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