Toshiba Libretto W100 dual screen mini-laptop unboxed – Video

The Toshiba Libretto W100 is an innovative little computer which is either a dual screen tablet or a mini-laptop with a virtual keyboard instead of a physical one, depending on how you look at it. Toshiba plans to offer a limited number of the devices soon, but right now it’s only available in Japan — unless you’re willing to drop $1400 to order a unit from Conics, a retailer that specializes in exporting Asian computers to the West.

The folks at Wow Pow managed to get their hands on a unit from Conics, with the Japanese operating system converted to English. The site has the first unboxing video for the Libretto W100 that I’ve seen. There are also a couple of video overviews of the device. You can check out all the videos after the break.

As a quick refresher, the Toshiba Libretto W100 has two 7 inch capacitive touchscreen displays with resolutions of 1024 x 600 pixels. It has a 1.2GHz Intel Pentium U5400 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a 62GB solid state disk. The device supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, WiMAX, and Bluetooth and has a webcam, USB port, microSD card slot, and comes with 2 or 4 hour batteries. It weighs just over 1.5 pounds.

Probably one of the most interesting things Toshiba has done with this device is give it several different virtual keyboards, allowing you to hold it in two hands and type with your thumbs or place it on a tablet and treat it like a traditional laptop. You can see more about the virtual keyboards in my first look video.

The list price is expected to be around $1100, but Conics charges a premium for exporting the tablet from Japan. There’s no word on when the Libretto W100 will officially launch in the US.

Now on to the videos.

thanks Aftermath!


  • Anonymous

    I saw the vids friday. Made me want one.
    I kept wishing that battery life was higher, but that would have meant atom CPU and there was no way he could watch HD vids on youtube while rotating screen. There was also much less lag than I expected, e.g., touch screen very responsive (not quite iPod Touch like but better than other screens I have seen).

  • Heatlesssun

    Ordered mine from Conics.Net in Japan and hope to have it by the weekend!

    This is an amazing piece of both hardware and software engineering. Yes the battery life is just ho hum but the battery is replaceable and it comes with two that can provide up to 6 hours of run time and still that weight is only around 2 lbs total, that’s a great run time to weight ratio for a full desktop OS computer.

    Can’t wait to get this puppy!

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  • Chorpie

    Form factor looks like what the Courier could have been?

  • guest

    someone has to make something like that with a PixelQI display asap

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Razvan-Moise/100000228066739 Razvan Moise

    TOSHIBA Libretto W100 – 5679 Lei http://blog.gerasoftech.ro/promotii-produse/ ;)

  • Anonuous

    i wonder how well ubuntu or android x86 would work on this