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Google brings dual monitor, extended desktop support to Chrome OS

Google has rolled out an update to the developer channel for Chrome OS with support for extended desktop functionality. What that means is that you can plug in an external monitor to the HDMI or VGA port on a Chromebook and use the extra display for extra space… rather than just for mirroring whatever’s already on […]

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Bento modular computer concept combines notebook, tablet, smartphone

Having spent a little time with hybrid tablet-style notebooks which swap out a physical keyboard for a touchscreen display that you’re supposed to type on, I have to say the experience is still pretty lousy. While the Toshiba Libretto W100 and Acer Iconia Touchbook look cool as all get-out, they’re still expensive niche concept devices […]

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Taiji shows off dual-screen Windows tablet with VIA chip

Chinese computer maker Taiji Electronics is showing off two new tablet-style computers. The first is called the Taiji T10A and it’s a 10 inch touchscreen model running Windows 7, a 32GB SSD, and a front-facing camera. The only thing really setting this model apart from the competition is that it’s powered by a 1.2GHz VIA […]

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3G capable Toshiba Libretto W100 hits Europe, Middle East

Toshiba’s Libretto W100 is one of the most interesting computers to hit the market in the last few years. At first glance, it looks like a rather chunky 7 inch netbook. Then you open it up and realize that instead of a keyboard and display, there are two touchscreen displays, with the lower screen serving […]

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Acer reportedly working on a dual-display touchscreen notebook

The Toshiba Libretto W100 is one of the first commercially available laptop-style devices with twin touchscreen displays and no physical keyboard, allowing you to use one of the displays as a virtual keyboard. But it looks like the Libretto W100 might not be the last. Acer is reportedly working on a much larger, more powerful […]

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Kno’s dual-display 14 inch tablet to ship by year’s end

The Kno is a crazy ambitious tablet with twin 14 inch touchscreen displays. The device is aimed squarely at the education market, where it could replace textbooks, laptop computers, and paper notepads in one fell swoop. It’s not really meant to be a tablet for general consumers, and at 5.5 pounds, it’s not really in […]

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Forget dual screens: Samsung seeks patent for double-sided touchscreen device

Notebooks with dual screen displays not doing it for you? How about a 2-sided tablet or smartphone that has touchscreens on both the front and the back? Samsung has filed a patent application for a device with those characteristics… for some reason. Clearly you can only look at one side of a device at a […]