Kno Dual-Screen Tablet Sincerely Hopes Size Matters

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If you hate the portability of tablets but love the glare, you might be interested in this "digital textbook" from Kno. Weighing it at 5.5lbs., its two 14.1-inch displays look like they were brought down from the mount. Kno, seriously:

If you think it looks big in the pic above, check out this hands-on shot Engadget grabbed at D8:

Illustration for article titled Kno Dual-Screen Tablet Sincerely Hopes Size Matters
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The specs on Kno actually don't sound all that bad: Tegra 2 running the show, 16GB storage, six to eight hours of battery life, stylus and touch support. Of course, you're also dealing with an apparently buggy Linux UI and an asking price of around $1000 (which, hey, $500 per screen!).

The argument for: textbooks are crazy expensive, so in the long run this could save you money. The argument against: you could put a textbook on a single tablet (almost) just as easily. Still, it's always great to see innovation—even of the impractical variety. [Engadget]

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sharkfan1781110
Sharkfan1781110

Dude that is TOO BIG. no? People really would need/like 28 inches of viewing real-state? How would you hold that and take notes in class? Although if you could possibly detach and use only one screen maybe. I REALLLY like these book ideas. I was SUUPER excited about the possibility of curior. I think 7-10 inch is where it's at (per screen). Not 14inch. FAIL.