Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kohjinsha's Prototype Dual-Screen Swivel Netbook

Kohjinsha Prototype Dual-Screen NetbookHave you ever been working on your laptop and thought "man this would be so much easier if I had two screens!"? Well now your little wish is granted with a new dual-screen prototype netbook from Kohjinsha.

Kohjinsha unveiled their prototype at this year's CEATEC and it quickly caught the eye of many event goers. Like myself, anybody who works on dual-monitors knows that it makes work so much easier and more efficient. That feature was one thing desktops had over laptops until recently.

This netbook from Kohjinsha boasts dual 10.1-inch LCD monitors, each of which are capable of outputting either 1024x600 or 1366x768 resolution. If the dual-screens are feeling unnecessary and you want to switch over to a single screen then you can thanks to a unique sliding mechanism. This allows you to hide one screen behind the other when not in use.

Another feature that many people will like is the fact that the base swivels up to 15 degrees. The dual-screened netbook is powered by an AMD Athlon MV-40 as well as a 2.5-inch SATA HDD. It can handle up to 4GB of DDR2 memory and comes shipped with the latest Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.

This isn't the biggest netbook on the market but it isn't the smallest either. This one weighs in under 4lbs and is around 1.7-inches at it's thickest and 0.75-inches at it's thinnest. But this is a small price to pay for the value you receive from the screens. Due to this netbook still being in the prototype phase there is no set price and no release date. The battery life is also something of an enigma. However, considering you have two screens being powered you can probably bet on this thing doing any favors for energy reserves.

Needless to say this is one great innovation in the world of netbooks and this one from Kohjinsha seems to already have a lot going for it. We can only sit in anticipation until more news about this product comes our way.

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