Toshiba has finally launched their dual screen netbook model Libretto W100 in the US market.
The Toshiba Libretto W100 went on sale in Japan recently, and Conics is offering to ship you a Japanese model with the operating system converted to English for about $1400.
Toshiba Libretto W100 features a touchscreen display in place of the keyboard and the user has to use a software based keyboard to work on it.
The device depends on two 7-inch, 1024×688 multi-touch screens that change functions based on the role. When the tablet is open like a regular notebook, its bottom screen can act as a virtual keyboard with haptic feedback; the top screen acts like a traditional screen. Other contexts can bring up Toshiba’s custom UI or turn both screens into full displays.
As for the battery, that’s of the 8-cell variety. There is a single USB port on the device, there’s Bluetooth connectivity, and a webcam. A microSDHC card slot is also present.
An accelerometer is built-in, letting users read e-book or online newspapers in a portrait mode like a traditional book. The W100 is powered by an ultra-low voltage 1.2GHz Pentium US400 processor and gets 2GB of RAM. A solid state drive gives it 62GB of storage, while an eight-cell battery powers it. A microSDHC card slot and a single USB port constitute its main expansion, but a webcam and Bluetooth give it extra room.