Well, not a surprise that Toshiba will try and enter the touch-screen devices market. However, having two on a laptop? Called the “libretto W100”, the laptop has two 7-inch wide touchscreens that equate to, apparently, a 1o-inch widescreen display. The device comes out during Toshiba’s 25th Anniversary.
The laptop will be powered with a 1.20GHz Pentium processor, 62GB of storage provided by a solid state drive, 2GB of DDR3 memory and has a 1 megapixel camera. It only weighs less than 700 grams with a battery life of two hours. It will support 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1, and will have a microSD card slot. Because of the two screens, it has a virtual keyboard with six modes and has haptic feedback. Like all notebooks, it will be running Windows 7 – but will that be a good OS to support a device that has a small touch screen?
It will come out in Japan at the end of August, with pricing not available. US availability has been confirmed to be “this summer” from retailers. Again, pricing has not been confirmed.