gScreen SpaceBook finally arrives packing dual 17inch displays

first_imgLaptop displays have gotten noticeably  thinner in the days since LED technology arrived. So far, that change has resulted mostly in thinner, sexier notebooks. And while light weight and ultimate portability are nice features for a laptop to boast, skinny displays created another opportunity that gScreen was happy to pounce on: two 17″ panels stacked inside a single lid.It’s been a long time coming with the gScreen SpaceBook first being made public back in 2009. While the laptop might not be as aesthetically pleasing as the Macbook Air, it’s got a certain throwback charm that reminds me a bit of IBM’s venerable ThinkPad 380 series.AdChoices广告There are two models available for pre-order, one sporting a Core i5 560M and 4GB of DDR3 RAM and the other with a Core i7 740QM and 8GB. Both feature dual 17″ displays running at 1920×1080, GeForce GTS250M video with 1GB of memory, and 500GB 7200RPM SATA hard drives. A DVD burner is included as well, and topped off with a magnesium alloy shell. The i5 SpaceBook will run you $2,395 while its big brother costs an additional $400. Both can be secured with a 50% deposit, which is about what you’d pay for a slightly more powerful single-screen laptop from HP or Acer.Still, you’re paying a premium for the massive amount of screen real estate that SpaceBook offers, and it’s sure to be a very attractive feature for people like photographers and cinematographers out there. It’s certainly a lot more convenient than lugging around an external monitor.One thing’s for certain: the guy sitting next to you on the subway is going to hate it when you fire up your favorite FPS on this bad boy. If you’re feeling generous, however, you could always pop his favorite YouTube clip on the secondary screen as you do your thing on the primary.More at GScreen and the Windows Team Bloglast_img

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