updated 10:50 am EST, Mon February 26, 2007
Estari Dual-Screen Laptop
Estari today said it was ready to take orders for its unique DC15 portable. Taking the influence of the Nintendo DS to its logical extreme, the recently announced PC uses two 15-inch touchscreens both for visuals and for control: owners tap the screen with their fingers or a stylus, using a virutal keyboard for text. The displays work in either portrait or landscape modes as with a desktop, the company says. Estari has also ruggedized the notebook, treating it as a briefcase with a hardened metal shell and a handle.
The system is available today and ships with a 1.83GHz Core Duo, 1GB of RAM, and 60GB of storage for a premium $4,350; options from the factory can upgrade storage to 100GB and an external FireWire DVD burner.