Someone needs to put out an APB to note/netbook manufacturers that the dual sliding screen concept, although seemingly an improvement, isn’t really that practical. After all, would you want to sit next to some guy on an airplane extending his two screens into the little space to which you’ve been allotted?
At the CEATEC show in Japan today, Kohjinsha debuted a dual sliding screen netbook similar in concept to the gScreen Spacebook. The dual sliding 10.1″ screens, while doubling the typically small screen area for which netbooks are known, also adds depth, cost, and power consumption to a device in which consumers expect the opposite. While still just a concept and featuring an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 CPU and up to 4GB of RAM, it is going to be very interesting to see how these products are adopted by the general public. I’d bet the portable USB monitor is a bit more of a hit.