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A laptop equivalent of a two-headed snake

Lenovo is apparently set to unveil a ThinkPad notebook that features a dual-screen set-up.

Lenovo is apparently planning to unveil a ThinkPad notebook with a dual display.

As much as I'd love to post a photograph of a laptop with two screens, I cannot do so in good conscience. Several sites reporting on the laptop included photos that allegedly came from an IBM site that accidentally published on December 2. But none of those sites list the source of the photo. They also link back to the original IBM page, but a photograph of a laptop with two screens does not appear there.

The story was apparently first reported on on December 4. But no one paid much attention to that site's information until this week when a number of sites started following one another.

eWeek apparently got its hands on one of the ThinkPad W700ds laptops and posted in-house photos.

The information on an IBM site does confirm the dual screen's existence. According to that site, the main screen is 17 inches and the secondary screen is 10.6 inches. According to eWeek, the dual-screen setup is designed for "photographers, graphic artists, and application developers."

According to the IBM site, the second screen adds more than two pounds to the machine, bringing it up to 10.9 pounds and putting it in the category of a desktop replacement. Other stats from that site: it offers either an Intel Core 2 Quad Core or a Core 2 Dual Core, and it can be configured with a solid-state drive.

The notebook will make its official debut at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas, eWeek said.