Xentex dual-screen folding laptop on eBay

Chris Davies - May 23, 2008

If you’re looking for a laptop that nobody else will have – and that will interest everybody – ignore the MacBook Air, any Tablet PC or even Alienware’s super-strength gaming notebooks.  Instead, stick a bid in for this Xentex prototype currently up on eBay: at first glance it looks like it should be a mockup, but this is actually a real, working laptop, it just so happens to be one with a folding chassis and twin swivelling screens.  The screens are in fact two 13.3-inch panels, and they can be independently rotated so that people can view them from each side.

Xentex Dual Screen folding laptop

The specs aren’t exactly going to blow you away – an 850MHz Athlon processor and 128MB of RAM – and the seller has had a lot of trouble getting past the bios (he’s missing a hard-drive cable, and the Xentex didn’t recognise his external CD drive).  There’s also some minor case damage.  However you do get a floppy drive, which you don’t often find (or, admittedly, need) on today’s notebooks.

Xentex Dual Screen folding laptop

Measuring 19.5-inches across, this isn’t small, and nor is it thin when you fold it up.  Right now, considering the rarity, it’s actually a bit of a bargain.  Opening bids kicked off at $100, and as of writing it’s reached $575 (after 18 bids). 

[via Reg Hardware]

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