Paras Chadha

Toshiba Libretto w100

Toshiba Libretto

Remember the Microsoft Courier? Well it appears although that project failed, we still have a chance at seeing a device very similar to this thanks to Toshiba and their new concept device, the Libretto W100. This device uses two 7 inch multitouch displays with resolutions of 1024×600 pixels. This device is powered by an Intel U5400 CPU which is clocked at a 1.2 GHz, it also uses 2gb of DDR3 memory, and has a 64 GB SSD. The Libretto also has a few other less important things like: 1 megapixel webcam, Bluetooth, MicroSD card slot, Wi-Fi, one USB port, and an 8-Cell battery.

This device is apparently only a concept device and will only be available to the market in a limited amount (thanks to their 25th anniversary). When watching the video you’ll notice that it has a few advantages to the iPad and a few disadvantages. A positive that I noticed is that it has the option to use one of the screens as a virtual keyboard and fold it in such a way where it will take the form factor of a netbook (this could be a disadvantage if the screen isn’t as responsive as I expect it to be). Now one HUGE disadvantage I see with this device is the fact that it is using Windows 7 as its operating system, now this can be useful however on a device as small as it is (and with the specs), it’s best using a mobile operating system like Android, or Ubuntu Netbook. Aside from the OS there really aren’t that many disadvantages to this device, so check out the video and let me know what you think!