Published On: Mon, Jul 13th, 2015

Provision of the SpaceBook Dual Screen Laptop is about to Become a Reality

There was a lot of excitement when it was reported that GScreen was taking down payments on the much-anticipated SpaceBook dual-screen laptops. Now the hard work of assessing the specifications begins in earnest. Pricing concerns are being weighted against the utility which it brings to the table. Two long years have meant that many people were beginning to doubt whether the gadget would actually make it to the books. The indicators that it is taking payments might be presumed to show that they are really serious about bringing it out on the open market. Otherwise they would be in for significant compensation bills.

In 2009 there was a mainstream release of a dual screen laptop in the form of the W700DS Lenovo. Unfortunately this gadget did not seem to be successful despite the powerful brand which presented it. Reviewers were particularly incensed by the slide out 10.6” screen buggy without adequate explanations for the background to the failure. It is true that the extra screen was widely appreciated but the battery life of less than 2 hours was shockingly bad.

Dual Screen Laptop

Dual Screen Laptop

Multiple screens with multiple problems

The Lenovo also suffered from a price tag which was considered to be wildly unrealistic. It is very hard to convince people to part with $3000 for a laptop. This was no slim line gadget but rather a hefty construction which meant that you were effectively buying an advanced PC for nearly ten times the original price. That experience added skepticism to the mix of disadvantages associated with the dual screen laptop concept. GScreen was not discouraged and they have decided to take things a step further.  They came up with two giant 17” screens measuring 1920 by 1080.

The LED backlit screens would be a classy touch to an already impressive package. 10 lbs might be on the beefy side and therefore some work has to be done in order to convince a skeptical public. SpaceBook laptops are two inches thick and they have to main categorizations.  The first is an Intel i5 dual core 2.66 GHZ processor with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a price tag of $2,395. The second is an i7 quad core processor with 8GB of RAM and a higher price of $2,795. Clearly they have not yet sorted out the pricing queries.

If you buy any of these two you can expect an Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M GPU facility and some 500GB hard drives to boot. They are not telling us what the battery life is going to be and yet that is one of the most important things that will determine whether people will buy the item in their droves. Most commentators are of the view that you should expect no more than 2 hours and that is clearly inadequate especially if you are paying more than two Grand for the privilege. Ultra portability was one of the objectives but there is nothing to suggest that this new venture will be very different from the Lenovo debacle. Perhaps they are hoping that clients will buy into the idea of a mobile workstation.

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