The Sharp Mebius PC- NJ70A isn’t like other netbooks. First, this recently announced laptop has a secondary 4 inch, 854 x 400 pixel touchscreen where most netbooks would have a simple touchpad. And second, it carriers a high price tag (it’ll cost $999 to import one to the US through Dynamism). But it turns out there’s another reason this laptop is unlike most netbooks: Sharp doesn’t really expect it to be used as a mobile computer outside the home.
In a recent interview, a Sharp executive basically admitted that the Mebius PC-NJ70A is going to get crappy battery life. That shouldn’t be horribly surprising, since the battery has to power two separate LCD screens. So you’ll be lucky to get 2 hours of run time from a standard battery, making this mini-laptop more useful when you’re around the house or at a coffee shop with plentiful electrical outlets.
But the secondary display does add some features to this laptop that you won’t find on other netbooks, like support for handwriting recognition. You can also preview pictures, pull up a calculator, or other programs on the secondary display without interfering with the content of the primary screen.
via Portable Monkey