‘Spacebook’ Laptop With Two Screens on Sale by the Holidays

August 29, 2009

(ChattahBox)—A first of its kind laptop computer featuring two monitors is expected to hit store shelves in time for the holidays. The laptop, will come equipped with two 15.4 screens to enable powerful multi-tasking using just one computer.

The groundbreaking computer is manufactured by the Alaskan company, gScreen and has been appropriately dubbed the “Spacebook.”

Gordon Stewart, the founder of gScreen expects the first Spacebooks to become available on Amazon in time for the holiday shopping season in December.

The laptop design is functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing. The second 15.4 monitor easily slides behind the first screen when not needed and for transport. “We designed this knowing that many may not need the extra screen at all times,” said Stewart.

The Spacebook is heavier than standard laptops, because of the added weight of the second monitor. Users should also be prepared for frequent battery recharging, as the dual monitors require more power to run.

The Spacebooks are expected to retail for $3,000.

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7 Responses to “‘Spacebook’ Laptop With Two Screens on Sale by the Holidays”

  1. Anon on August 30th, 2009 12:00 am

    Good idea, wrong economy. Won’t sell for 3 yrs.

  2. Hamranhansenhansen on August 30th, 2009 5:49 am

    If you buy a 13-inch MacBook Pro for US$1200 and 24-inch external display for US$300 you have more pixels for half the price. On a Mac, you can hot plug the external display at any time, it is very easy to add or remove while you work or travel. And weighs much less than SpaceBook also.

  3. superhobo on August 30th, 2009 1:01 pm

    Hamranhansenhansen: You can HOTPLUG a MONITOR on a mac?? Really??? That’s so awesome!!!1 Where do I throw my monies to get one?

  4. Tyler on August 30th, 2009 10:19 pm

    Newsflash, You can buy a laptop with an HDMI port on it, and plug in nearly any type of monitor, anytime. This laptop is too much of a “Niche” item to sell terribly well. The creators mean well, but reality says it’s only gonna sell to people that want to show off, or despratley need the second screen for tasks I cant even imagine.

    HP HDX18 laptop $1800, Digital video projector, $700, portable screen $ 200 small generator $ 200, Gas, $100… Horray, I’ve got a dual screen – portable blu-ray player that can shoot a 120″ screen. and for the same price… Less the convienience of a small package to carry it in..

  5. adam on August 31st, 2009 12:03 am

    Hamranhansenhansen: yes you can hot plug a nice monitor to a 13in macbook. i dont know why but you can. however why not go for the computer that has it built in? The other bonus to the “spacebook” is that it isn’t branded by FisherPrice…

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  7. Dan on August 31st, 2009 1:26 am

    Superhobo/Hamranhansenhansen: No need to turn this into a mac/pc debate. Mac or PC can plug in a monitor. But can they power it too?
    Regardless this thing looks like its made for people to buy and show off. For 99.99% of people, it would be much easier and cheaper to just have a big old 24″ (or larger monitor) sitting at their desk and plug in there.

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