The Toshiba Libretto W100 went on sale in Japan recently, and Conics is offering to ship you a Japanese model with the operating system converted to English for about $1400. But if you’re the patient sort, it looks like you can save some money — because Amazon is taking pre-orders for the Toshiba Libretto W100 for just $1100.
It’s not clear when Amazon or other US retailers will have the device in stock. And Toshiba is pitching the Libretto W100 as more of a concept device than a consumer device, which means that we don’t really expect a large number of these things to ship — unless they turn out to be surprisingly popular, in which case I’m certain Toshiba would ramp up production (and hopefully lower the price).
The $1100 dual screen device works as a laptop or a tablet. Both 7 inch capacitive touchscreen displays have resolutions of 1024 x 600 pixels. The bottom display can be used as a virtual keyboard — in fact Toshiba gives you 6 different keyboard styles to choose from.
The computer runs Windows 7 Home Premium, has a 1.2GHz Intel Pentium U5400 CPU, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 62GB SSD, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and comes with an 8 cell battery.