the things that keep a lot of people from working happily on a notebook is that
many of them lack the screen space people get used to with a home or office on
there are a few ways to get a larger screen on your notebook. You can use
an external DisplayPort or HDMI monitor and there are some portable USB monitors as well. Another
option has surfaced from a company called gScreen known as the
SpaceBook. The notebook is the world's first dual display 17-inch notebook.
Each of the 17-inch screens has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and they sit side by
side on the notebook. The machine allows you to 50% more work done than on a typical
17-inch notebook. The screens can be had with a glossy or a
matte finish. The notebook weighs in at about ten pounds making it about three
pounds more than the typical 17-inch notebook computer.
Inside, the machine features Windows 7, a Intel Core i7 processor with quad
cores, 8GB of memory, and a 500GB HDD. A discrete NVIDIA GPU is
included and the machine has a webcam, HDMI output, and a Super DVD drive.
customer can also get the Trade-Back program free on the notebook. This program
allows the user to trade their current SpaceBook in for a 50% discount on a new
SpaceBook when the next version launches.
Microsoft's, Ben Rudolph reviewed the SpaceBook, stating, "...when I run
across something that’s truly groundbreaking, something totally unique and
never seen before, I get excited. Like really, really excited. And that’s
exactly how I felt when I first got to use the gScreen... SpaceBook. The
SpaceBook is unlike any laptop before it. Rather than have a single display, it
has two that slide out from the center to create and amazing panorama display.
Both panels are 17” full HD (1920 x 1080) glass, available in either a glossy
or matte finish. It’s a really amazing design that’s really functional; the
panels slide open and closed very easily."
SpaceBook will start shipping to buyers in November with prices starting at
quote: LOL, what? It has double the screen space. Double = 100% more. How did they arrive at this 50% number?