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Toshiba Unveils Dual Touchscreen Libretto W100 Laptop

Japanese powerhouse Toshiba has unveiled a new laptop, the Libretto W100, that combines two touchscreen displays and runs Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

The W100 uses two 7-inch display capable of each displaying 1024x600 pixels, is powered by an Intel Pentium U5400 ULV processor clocked at 1.2GHz, comes with 2GB RAM, 62GB SSD (ed : possibly with 2GB reserved for the system), a USB port, a microSD card reader, a 1-megapixel webcam and Wi-Fi.

Battery life however is slightly disappointing, being lmited to only around 3.5 hours. Toshiba says that it's new Libretto symbolises "an intuitive, easy to use and stylish device that enables users to utilise their content in a number of different ways."

Weighing only 840g and at 202x123mmx30.7mm, the device stands comfortably on an A4 sheet once opened and should be a potent competitor to any tablet computer, given the fact it comes with optional 3G connectivity.

Curiously enough, the W100 comes with Windows Home Premium rather than the more professional Windows 7 Pro.

The device also comes with its own proprietary software suite, named Lifespace, an ensemble of semi useful applications. Toshiba hasn't announced the price of the W100 or when it will be released in the UK.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.