We can’t help but wonder whether Kohjinsha will be a little bit frustrated with Onkyo, who have rebranded the company’s nifty dual-display netbook but actually one-up’d the original by slotting in higher resolution panels. The Onkyo DX-Series has the same form-factor as the Kohjinsha DZ, which means a rotating pair of 10.1-inch LCD screens but the footprint of a regular netbook, only theirs uses two 1,366 x 768 panels rather than the original’s 1024 x 600.
We won’t argue with that, however, since a little more real-estate is never a bad thing. Otherwise the hardware specifications remain the same, which means you get AMD’s 1.6GHz Neo MV-40 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard-drive and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics. There’s also WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a battery rated for 3.7hrs.
The price has risen, unsurprisingly, but not by as much as you’d maybe expect. Onkyo will be asking 84,000 yen ($956) when the DX-Series arrives in Japan come late December, while Kohjinsha want 79,800 yen ($908) for their model.