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Toshiba Libretto W100 Dual-Touch Screen Laptop Resembles a Concept Device, but Isn’t


6As part of Toshiba’s 25th Anniversary of Laptop Innovation Milestone, Toshiba has revealed its new Toshiba Libretto W100 with a Dual-Touch Screen design that makes it look like it might just be a futuristic concept device – but it’s not! Running on Windows 7, the Libretto W100 combines two 7″ multi-touch displays with 1024×600 resolutions. The system is running on a 1.2GHZ Pentium U5400 processor, 2GB of ram, a 62GB SSD hard drive, along with bluetooth, and a 1MP camera all in a body that weighs just 1.8lbs and is likely to make many netbooks seem overweight. Instead of a traditional keyboard with dedicated hardware keys, the W100 opts for a virtual keyboard with haptic response. This keyboard is available in six different typing modes, so that there is something for everyone. The device also features a built-in 3D accelerometer that allows the libretto W100 to rotate into portrait or landscape modes, making the device look and feel more like a book, newspaper or magazine. Users can also can utilize the multiple displays for multi-tasking – they can surf the web on one screen while checking email on the other.

On a related note, does anyone else think that this resembles what Microsoft’s Courier might have been? Pricing for the Toshiba Libretto W100 is supposed to be around $1100 and it will only be available for a limited time in honor of Toshiba’s 25th Anniversary. Check out our hands-on gallery for photos of the Libretto W100 in action.

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