Video: Kohjinsha Dual-display Netbook Prototype in Action

Ryan Whitwam

If you’ve ever tried to get any amount of real work done on a netbook, you know how frustrating it can be. One of the biggest barriers to regular netbook use is the undersized low-resolution LCD they come equipped with. In a recent demo at CEATEC Japan, Kohjinsha showed off their prototype dual screen netbook . In what was probably the biggest shocker of the show, it actually looks good .

When closed, the Kohjinsha netbook looks like any 10.1 inch unit. It doesn’t even look terribly bulky. In the video we can see a smooth sliding mechanism at work that folds out the displays symmetrically. This little beauty sports an AMD Athlon NeoMV-40 CPU running at 1.6Ghz, 4GB of RAM, and Microsoft Windows 7. No word on how badly battery life suffers due to the dual displays.

No exact release date or pricing info was available, but Kohjinsha expects to be offering the dual screen netbook late this year for less than 100,000 Yen (slightly under $1100). If this were available, would you pay more than $1000 for it?

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