'Beefy' Dual-Screen Laptop to Ship in November

By Ed Silverstein August 30, 2011

It may not be glamorous but several industry analysts find a lot to like about GScreen's SpaceBook laptop – which is available for shipping in November.

Most striking are its dual 17-inch HD screens. It provides users an extra 17-inch screen for mobile productivity, said TechZone360. The laptop allows for wide or multiple displays, analysts report.

It weighs 10 pounds, which is about 3-pounds more than the average 17-inch laptop, TechZone360 added with ZDNet describing it as “beefy.”

In its review, ZDNet added that the laptop is simply “alien-looking.”

With the larger size, it is easier for users to edit in Photoshop, videos and Excel spreadsheets. TechZone360 said it would be appropriate for “stock traders, doctors, digital content creators, photographers, cinematographer, engineers, accountants, sales, web designers” and the U.S. Department of Defense.

“This two-screened alien of a laptop, the gScreen SpaceBook, taps into the need for multiple screens especially when you’re on-the-road,” added ZDNet’s Gloria Sin in her comments. The two 17.3-inch HD screens can slide out from the center, ZDNet said.

gScreenCorp CEO Gordon Alan Stewart drew the laptop’s design on a McDonald’s napkin while filming islands in Hawaii, ZDNet said. He needed a mobile workstation for editing video, photographs and websites.

“When I run across something that’s truly groundbreaking, something totally unique and never seen before, I get excited. Like really, really excited,” said Ben Rudolph in his review on the Windows blog. “And that’s exactly how I felt when I first got to use the GScreenCorp SpaceBook... The SpaceBook is unlike any laptop before it.”

The SpaceBook is available in the United States and Canada. The version with the i7 CPU is priced at $2,099, and the i5-powered version will cost $1,899.

“If you're in the market for the king of all laptop displays, then head to the source to get your order on,” recommended Engadget.

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Ed Silverstein is a TechZone360 contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

TechZone360 Contributor

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