Toshiba's dual-touch-screen Libretto W105 is a fun, quirky experiment, but it's still more of an expensive executive toy than a practical PC.
This dual-touch-screen mini-laptop isn't ideal for mainstream use, but it certainly pushes the experimental boundaries between laptops, tablets, and portable media players.
For a largely experimental showpiece that Toshiba says was not intended for wide-scale consumption, the dual-touch-screen Libretto W105 delivers on a good deal of its promises, and is--more importantly--frequently fun to use.
We've seen plenty of buzz for the high-concept Toshiba Libretto W100, since it was first announced in June 2010. This dual-touch-screen minilaptop is a limited-release showpiece designed by Toshiba to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary in the mobile computing business, and certainly pushes the experimental boundaries between laptops, tablets, and portable media players.
Though the Libretto U100 has the enviable combination of a small size and a powerful processor, in the final analysis, it's just too diminutive for many to use.
A look at two of Toshiba's 25th anniversary laptops.
Dual-screen laptop/tablet is first from major PC maker to sport two displays. It first debuted in Japan.
The dual-screen Toshiba Libretto W100, which has gone on sale in Japan, straddles the laptop and tablet categories.
At the quarter-century mark, Toshiba is releasing a pair of laptops, including the dual touch-screen Libretto W100.