VIDEO: Toshiba Libretto W100 - world's first Windows 7 dual touchscreen

At first glance the Toshiba Libretto W100 looks kind of like what you'd imagine the bastard offspring of a seedy affair between a Toshiba netbook and the Nintendo DS might look like. But the W100 isn't a quirky little games console - it's a Windows 7 toting, fairly powerful notebook, with two screens instead of one and no keyboard. Confused? Then read on for clarification.

The Toshiba Libretto W100 appears like any other clamshell mini-netbook. However, when opened you're presented with two 7-inch touchscreen displays, one of which is where the keyboard would usually sit. There's an option to switch this bottom screen to a virtual keyboard though, so you can still use it in the traditional fashion.

It can be used in portrait mode as well, so eBook reading should be quite nice and Toshiba is loading it up with software such as ReelTime, a picture based timeline of recently opened items and Bulletin Board, that lets you drag your favourite files to a virtual pin-board, that take advantage of the twin display. 

Spec-wise you're looking at an Intel Pentium U5400 processor with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 62GB SSD. It's got Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and there's also a built-in 3G module so mobile data surfing is available if you want it.

The W100 measures in at 202 x 123 x 30.7mm and weighs just 819g. Toshiba is stating that there's 3.5 hours of battery life available, but we'll clarify this once we've been able to spend some quality time with the device.

The Toshiba Libretto W100 is out in "late summer" and we're looking into price details. We'll let you know once we do.



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