When I showed a prototype of a MacBook with three screens in late December, many MacMagazine readers were amazed at the idea and considered it “out of the question”. Because I found out today, through a tip from Rodrigo Samuel, which even at the end of last year a company called gScreen Computer announced a laptop with two 15.4-inch backlit LED screens each. That's right: they are about 28 inches wide diagonally, in total.
With a full extended keyboard, the G400 that hits the market will soon be equipped with NVIDIA graphics processors (Quadro FX 2700M Graphics with 512MB VRAM or GeForce 9800M GT with 512MB VRAM), an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 chip 2.8GHz, from 4 to 8GB of RAM and hard drives from 160 to 500GB (7,200RPM). The annoying part, of course, is that the machine comes with both (!) Windows XP and Vista pre-installed.
The two monitors are centralized in relation to the body of the machine, so that the second screen is turned on automatically when slid out. Depending on the user's needs, a single screen can be used at any time. With all this, the machine weighs about 3.5 kilos.
By the end of 2009, models with two 13.3 and 17 inch screens are also expected to be launched by gScreen. In addition, the company is also developing a robust model for the US Navy, called TITAN-M1. This is expected to be available for the second quarter of 2009.
Online reservations for G400s will begin next Wednesday, February 25th. It resembles the ThinkPad W700 from Lenovo, but it looks cooler (even if it's not very cute there) and it certainly offers a much larger space for work. We will see if it does not cost the eyes of the face.