Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 07:30 AM
"Toshiba's Libretto W100 is an exceedingly expensive way to get dual LCD touchscreens in a clamshell device, so you'll forgive us if we pay close attention to early unboxing reports to see if its worth the $1,400+ importers are currently asking."
At about $1,400, the Libretto W100 Windows 7 tablet sports two (2) 7-inch 1024x600 LCDs in a clamshell form factor that can open to lie flat on a table or work surface, or be used side-by-side when used as a eReader. Sporting a battery that lasts two hours (a larger four-hour battery pack is included), the first generation W100 can be rotated to work in portrait or landscape orientation (using both screens). With Windows 7 Home Premium, 62GB SSD, 2GB RAM and an Intel dual core processor onboard, simply hit the keyboard button to switch one of the screens into any of five haptic keyboards. Both screens can be used by Windows and linked into one larger screen. This is intriguing technology, seemingly well implemented by Toshiba. Check out the unboxing videos, I think that you'll be impressed! I am!