Here’s the situation. You have your desktop at home with dual screens and use it for gaming and generally doing a hundred things at once. Then you have your laptop or tablet for out and about. Trouble is it only has one screen so not so great for multi-tasking. Well Toshiba’s Libretto W100 might be the answer to your prayers. The Libretto W100 is an ultra-mobile concept tablet laptop with two 7” multi-touch screens.
To mark the 25th anniversary since Toshiba produced the first Intel 286-based clamshell laptop, the Libretto W100 will be released as a limited edition. It packs an Intel Pentium U5400 processor, 2GB of RAM, 62GB solid state drive and Windows 7 Home Premium. It is amazingly light at 1.8lbs and measuring just 4.84” by 7.95” when closed, it’s really small. Both screens show in a 1024 x 600 resolution. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. You will be able to use all the regular Windows applications like Microsoft Office or Skype.
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You can have it sitting as a normal laptop like a clamshell or lay it down flat. The screens can work independently or together giving you the freedom to use it how it you like. I think this would be useful if you want to view a webpage on one screen while checking email on another or viewing two documents simultaneously. I would like to play a game against someone on the Libretto W100. Why not have them sit opposite you and battle it out? Oh I can see this will bring hours of fun.
The virtual keyboard can be configured to suit your personal style as there are six virtual keyboard modes and a virtual touchpad. The Libretto W100 features haptic technology which makes typing fast and accurate as it provides sensory feedback when keys are selected. It has one USB port and a built-in memory reader so you transfer data easily, along with a built-in Webcam.
A limited number of the Libretto W100 tablet laptop will be available at selected retailers and direct from Toshiba at www.toshibadirect.com. There has not been a price announced but I would expect it to be pricey. I really want one. It’s just so portable and sleek. What do you think? Will you get one before it sells out?