How many screens do you need to get a job done? For people who spend most of their time in front of the computer (I am talking about work), desktop real estate is an important factor. For some, there is even the need for dual screens.
Personally, I am totally content with a 13-inch screen. I’d even work on a 10-inch one every now and then. Anything much bigger than 13 inches, though, I get dizzy. I can’t even imagine having two screens. I’d be totally distracted. But that’s just me.
For those of you who absolutely needs two screens, gScreen might have the laptop of your dreams. Dubbed the SpaceBook, this new laptop is supposed to be the solution for laptop users who need two screens even when on the go. The main marketing point for the SpaceBook is the fact that you can go wherever you need to and not have to lug around another screen (which is virtually impossible, I think).
And how do you get dual screens on a laptop? The solution gScreen opted for: one screen slides behind the other.
There are two options for dual screen junkies. First, there is the SpaceBook 17 i54G. With this configuration, you get two 17-inch 1920 x 1080 HD LED-backlit displays; an Intel i5-560m 2.66 GHz processor; 4GB of DDR3 RAM; Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M 1GB Discrete CPU; a 500 GB 7200 RPM hard drive; and a DVD player/burner. This configuration will set you back a whopping $2395, half of which you have to pay up front as a down payment.
The second SpaceBook is the SpaceBook 17 i7 8G. The difference between the two configurations lies in the processor and the memory. This one has the Intel i7 Quad-740qm 1.73 GHZ processor and has 8GB DDR3 RAM. All the other specs remain the same, but of course the price goes up to $2795.
The dual screen factor may be impressive, but you might want to bear in mind that it comes at a cost. Aside from the price, think about 10 pounds of hardware that you have to carry with you. Then again, it may be worth it for some, and if that is you, go pre-order now for free shipping in the USA and Canada.