Toshiba today announced the world’s first dual touchscreen laptop running Windows 7 dubbed Libretto W100. It has been years since Toshiba was exciting us with the Libretto sub-notebooks. Yes, before there were netbooks there have been tiny Windows XP notebooks that were mainly sold in Japan. The last time we reported about a new Toshiba Libretto was in 2005. The first Toshiba Libretto launched in 2001.
Today Toshiba launches what Microsoft just canceled the Courier in the prototype stage, a dual touchscreen device. The 7-inch dual screen Toshiba laptop was already rumored earlier this month as Toshiba Guidebook.
The Toshiba Libretto W100 has two 7-inch LED backlit touchscreens and no physical keyboard.
Thanks to the Libretto W100’s unique form factor, users can easily separate the two screens and use them for different purposes. One screen can be used for content creation, like word documents or emails, while the other could be used to browse the web, social networks or multimedia programs. Additionally, the device can also be used vertically thanks to an integrated accelerometer.
Features of the Libretto W100 include Intel Pentium U5400 CPU, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 62GB SSD, Wifi 802.11n, Bluetooth, USB, MicroSD slot, 1MP HD webcam and a battery life of 3.5 hours.
Update: We have just published more hi-res photos of the Libretto W100 - pretty cool!
Full Libretto W100 specifications:
- Intel® Pentium™ U5400 processor
- 62GB SSD storage
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- WLAN (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Mobile Broadband (optional)
- 1x USB 2.0
- MicroSD Card Reader
- Virtual software keyboard
- Built-in accelerometer
- 1MP HD webcam
- Toshiba LifeSpace for dual screen user interface
- Toshiba Media Controller
- Size: 202mm x 123mm x 30.7mm
- Weight: 819grams
- Battery life: up to 3.5 hours
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Toshiba Eco Utility
- Energy Star 5.0 qualified
The Libretto W100 will be available from late summer 2010.