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Toshiba Libretto W100: build good, battery bad, geek-cred off the chart [Video]

Toshiba Libretto W100: build good, battery bad, geek-cred off the chart [Video]

Toshiba's Libretto W100 flew off Amazon's shelves when it went on sale earlier this week, with the retailer already confirming that its initial stock is exhausted.  So, how exactly are the first customers liking the dual-touchscreen clamshell?  Jenn over at Pocketables knows her stuff when it comes to ultraportables, and she seems pretty blown away by the W100 - that's despite only 4hrs runtime with the bloated extended battery, laggy screen rotation and an uncertain target market.

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Toshiba Libretto W100 Heading to Japan on August 11th

Toshiba Libretto W100 Heading to Japan on August 11th

While everyone was busy dreaming about the Microsoft Courier, Toshiba was already hard at work on one -- and one they actually planned to release. And while initial thoughts on the device have been all over the place on the Internet, the Libretto W100 does indeed do one thing very well: it's a good way to get your Courier needs placated, because you can't have the Courier. If you're in Japan, or if you're willing to take a few flights to get their, then be happy to know that the dual-screen tablet is landing on those shores August 11th.

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Dual-screen Toshiba Libretto W100 up for expensive preorder

Dual-screen Toshiba Libretto W100 up for expensive preorder

Toshiba still hasn't confirmed exactly when in July its dual-touchscreen Libretto W100 will go on sale, nor at what price, but at least one Japanese retailer is already offering the compact clamshell for 124,800 yen ($1,379).  This particular model packs integrated WiMAX, which will likely have edged the price up, though the retailer is saying it may not come into stock until August 2010.

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Toshiba Libretto W100 hands-on [Video]

Toshiba Libretto W100 hands-on [Video]

Dual-touchscreens, a clamshell book/netbook form-factor and a custom finger-friendly UI: the Toshiba Libretto W100 has broken the mold, and while the company concedes its resemblance to the Microsoft Courier renders, they're insisting it's a very different product. Based around two 7-inch capacitive touchscreen displays, a Pentium U5400 processor and a 62GB SSD, the Libretto W100 is the first such device to run Windows 7 and can be used either as a regular mini-notebook - complete with various on-screen keyboards - or as a digital book.

First impressions and hands-on video of the Libretto W100 after the cut

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Libretto W100: has Toshiba delivered Courier?

Libretto W100: has Toshiba delivered Courier?

Put the promo shots of the new Toshiba Libretto W100 next to the leaked renders of Microsoft's Courier project and you'd be forgiven for assuming one is the production version of the other.  When I talked to Toshiba late last week at a preview for the new Libretto, however, they were keen to distance their new gadget from what was described by one team member as "only ever a design study".  Of course, two screens and a finger-friendly interface mean the product and the project will inevitably be compared, so just how well does the Libretto W100 live up to the Courier promise, and - more importantly perhaps - where does it most significantly fall short?

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Toshiba Smart Pad tablet prototype shown; due before October 2010

Toshiba Smart Pad tablet prototype shown; due before October 2010

Back when we got our first glimpse of the Toshiba Libretto W100 and the Android-based AC100, what we didn't get to see was a prototype of the company's new touchscreen slate.  That's been wheeled out over in Australia, with the company's Managing Director for the country, Mark Whittard, whipping out the iPad-like tablet and suggesting it would hit the market before October 2010.

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Ballmer: ASUS, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony Windows 7 tablets are coming

Ballmer: ASUS, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony Windows 7 tablets are coming

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that ASUS, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony will all be launching Windows 7 based slate form-factor tablets this year.  Speaking at the Worldwide Partner Conference today, Ballmer declined to mention specific models or specifications, but did say that various form-factors and functionality would be on offer, including slates with keyboards, touchscreen-only models, some dockable and others able to handle digital ink.

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Taiji dual-screen tablet and Win 7 slate shown off

Taiji dual-screen tablet and Win 7 slate shown off

OEM Taiji Electronics made some waves earlier in the year with a tablet that hid a Bluetooth keyboard for easier text entry; now the company has followed up with a pair of new slates, one of which borrows the dual-touchscreen form factor of the Toshiba Libretto W100 and the Acer Iconia. The Taiji T10A and its unnamed dual-display clamshell comrade were shown off at the Elexcon conference in mid-November, each running VIA processors.

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