MSI isn’t the only company showing off a dual screen netbook concept at CES this week. I stopped by the international exhibitor section this morning and spotted a dual-screen model from Korean company dnb.
The dnb Dual netbook prototype isn’t quite as elegant as MSI’s solution. Basically, it looks like someone took a standard 10 inch netbook and hacked off the keyboard and replaced it with a touchscreen and virtual keyboard software. The lower screen doesn’t quite sit flush with the unit, but what we’re looking at is just a prototype. The company is looking for partners to help bring the netbook to market.
The demo model features two 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel displays, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU, and runs Windows XP, although I doubt these specs are final. dnb is highlighting the fact that the second display isn’t just for a keyboard. You can use the extra screen real estate to display a running application in each window, a web browser in one and a spreadsheet in another, for example.
The dnb dual screen netbook is much larger than the MSI prototype, and it doesn’t feature the vibrating feedback when you hit a key with your finger. I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
More photos after the break.