Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dual-Screen Laptops

Laptops and netbooks main selling point is the ease of portability. For the mobility, you have to make a few sacrifices. Generally speaking the cost goes up, the performance specs goes down (at least per unit cost), and it is small. Of course, the small size and low weight are what make it portable. You would be hard pressed to stuff a desktop with all the pieces into a briefcase or backpack. The small size used to mean a small screen. That was until now.

"gScreen, an Alaska-based notebook designer and manufacturer, aims to solve that problem, no matter where you are, with what can only be described as the PC version of a two-headed hydra: the dual-screen laptop.
This laptop is clearly meant for professional designers, programmers, filmmakers, and others that regularly need two monitors to get work done. Two-screen set-ups just allow you to get more done (thus why I use a two-screen set-up). There are disadvantages though, like the power drain two screens will cause and the sheer weight, estimated at 12+ pounds. And, of course, the price may be a deal-breaker: around $3000.

Specs from the official website; (

"The gScreen Spacebook series.

Spacebook planned Specs:
- 2 LED backlit display screens
- Windows VISTA/ WIN XP PRO (optional)
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26-GHz
- 4 GB of RAM (2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM x 2)
- 320GB 7200-rpm HD
- NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GT with 512MB dedicated memory (or)
- NVIDIA® Quadro FX 1700M Graphics with 512MB dedicated memory
- 9-cell battery
- IEEE 1394 1 Graphics Card Output (15-pin, D-Sub) X 1, HDMI X 1 Mic-in X 1, Line-in x 1, Headphone X 1 PCI Express Card X 1 AC Power Adaptor Output: 19V DC, 90W Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal Battery Pack Li-ion 9 cells

100% North American Sales and Tech support for all gScreen laptop computers.
The gScreen Spacebook is the first dual screen laptop with two 15.4-inch identical screens and a full-size keyboard, built into one laptop unit.

* Options, specs, appearance and availability can change without notice.
The gScreen Spacebook series is based on the gScreen G400 design.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could afford the dual screen is still tooooo expensive, but would help me a lot get my school homework done!


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