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Dual Screen SpaceBook Laptop Unsurprisingly Expensive

The main attraction of GScreen's SpaceBook laptop range is that they come by default with two full HD 17-inch screens; that said, they also carry a suggested retail price of $2395 and $2795 for the i5 and i7 models respectively, which is significantly more expensive than the competition.

The more affordable model (opens in new tab) comes with these two screens, an Intel i5-560m 2.66GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, a GeForce GTS250M with 1GB RAM, a 500GB 7200RPM HDD, a DVD writer, a magnesium alloy lid-frame and Windows 7 Home Premium; a $400 increase adds a more powerful i7-740QM CPU and 8GB RAM.

In comparison (opens in new tab), Dell sells the XPS 17 with a second generation Intel Core i7-2630QM, a quad core CPU that overclocks to 2.9GHz, a full HD 17.3-inch monitor with a full DH webcam, 8GB RAM, a 500GB hard disk drive, a Bluray reader, DVD writer, a newer Geforce GT550M video card with 1GB RAM and Optimus technology, JBL 2.1 Speakers, backlit keyboard, Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 and Bluetooth 3.0 for $1260 with two year warranty.

Which means that the SpaceBook tablet is not only twice as expensive as the XPS 17 from Dell, but also comes with a less powerful processor and video card and inferior features. So unless you really want to get two screens, you'd better stick to getting a souped-up laptop with a full HD resolution or get an external screen.

Désiré Athow
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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 ITProPortal.com 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.