Some people who migrate from their home or office desktop to a more portable laptop often find screen space can be a problem. Sometimes, portability just won’t work if you’re editing photos or videos. The lack of screen space just makes people unhappy.
However, there are a number of ways to get a larger screen for your laptop. People use an HDMI monitor or external DisplayPort, while some use portable USB monitors. Another option, the SpaceBook, was announced recently by a company called gScreen. The SpaceBook laptop is the world’s first dual display notebook.
Each of the notebook’s 17-inch screens has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and they are placed beside each other on the notebook. Both LED glass screens slide out from the center of the device and are available in matte or glossy finish. The laptop enables its users to get 50 percent more work done than on a normal 17-inch notebook.
The SpaceBook weighs in at about ten lbs., about three lbs. heavier than a normal 17-inch notebook. It was designed by Gordon Alan Stewart and it is touted to be the perfect desktop replacement solution.
“When I run across something that’s truly groundbreaking, something totally unique and never seen before, I get excited. Like really, really excited,” said Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph when he reviewed the SpaceBook. “The SpaceBook is unlike any laptop before it. Rather than have a single display, it has two that slide out from the center to create and amazing panorama display. Both panels are 17-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) glass, available in either a glossy or matte finish. It’s a really amazing design that’s really functional; the panels slide open and closed very easily.”
The gScreen SpaceBook runs on Windows 7 Professional operating system and is equipped with a quad-core Intel i7 processor. It has 8 GB DDR1333 of RAM, 500 GB of hard disk space and has a Super DVD ODD.
The gScreen SpaceBook notebook will start shipping in November and will have a price tag of around £1170.