Liberator, for sure

Our first sight of this beauty was a small picture accompanied by a 5 line report in the TOI recently. Try as we could, that news report eluded us from linking to here.

Meanwhile, we spotted [ the sharp eyes that we have! 🙂 ] the complete review of  it in Wired magazine and knew we had to share it with you.

Folks, another electronics major has thrown their gauntlet into the ‘e-book reader manufacturers’ ring. The difference, though, is that this spectacular baby is

‘…..not really a notebook but not exactly a tablet either.’

Toshiba’s Libretto W100 has two 7-inch multi-touch displays, an Intel Pentium 1.2 GHz processor, a 62 GB solid state drive, a 1-megapixel camera and 2 GB of memory. It runs Windows 7 and weighs about 1.8 lbs — just a tad more than the Apple iPad’s 1.6 lbs.

What makes this device different is this:

Perhaps most interesting: Toshiba is promising to deliver e-reader software that will make the Libretto into an e-book reader, capable of showing full two-page spreads with one page on the left and one on the right — much like those paper books you might still have lying around.

The device is an “ultra-mobile concept PC,” says Toshiba, though it comes with a price tag of $1,100. That’s a lot of dough to spend for a concept.

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Awesome, eh?