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Dual Screen Netbook Concept Actually Looks Practical

I was pretty skeptical about Kohjinsha's dual 10.1-incher when I first wrote about it, but it actually looks decently engineered in this video. The second display simply slides out behind the first, like on GScreen's Spacebook and Lenovo's W700.

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It's slightly thicker than a normal netbook, but the insides are pretty much the same: Windows 7, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor, maximum 4GB RAM, and 160GB hard disk. How battery life would be affected remains to be seen.

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DISCUSSION

What is with all the widescreen love? I want a "notebook": a portable computer with a portrait display. I don't deal with excel spreadsheets and I don't want to watch movies. I work with documents - email, contracts, etc - so I always run in portrait mode. Why do all these netbooks give me 10 lines of vertical space to work with. It's not even conducive to most web browsing.

Maybe if I could open the netbook and rotate the display, that would work. Actually, I'd probably buy that in a second. Anyone know of such a device? #kohjinshadualscreennetbook