The Toshiba Libretto W100 is a tiny netbook-like device with twin 7 inch displays, allowing you to either view content across both screens or use one display as a virtual keyboard. It’s one of the most unusual laptop designs we’ve seen this year, and it’s expected to have a very un-nettbook like price tag of around $1100 (Check out new prices and buy it from Amazon).
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. As for the price in Japan, that apparently hasn’t been decided on quite yet. However, Toshiba is still saying that it will cost $1,099(Check out new prices and buy it from Amazon) when it launches here in the States. When is that? Well, they said some time in the Summer, but obviously that may have to be thrown out the window.
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.