Weird Dual-Screen Laptop for Sale at eBay - HotHardware
Weird Dual-Screen Laptop for Sale at eBay

Weird Dual-Screen Laptop for Sale at eBay

"Weird" simply isn't sufficient to describe this laptop, now being auctioned at eBay.

I purchased this a few years back as a project but it just ended up sitting in my closet. This is a rare Xentex Dual Screen Laptop. Each screen is 13.3" and one pivots so that one can be facing you and the other one facing the person sitting on the other side of the laptop. This was a prototype and is missing some parts but does turn on so I have no doubt someone can make this work with the right skills.

This has to be the worlds largest laptop when unfolded which measures about 19.5" across when you unfold it. This company had a great idea on the hinging concept because the entire laptop folds twice making it very portable.

The keyboard is functional and it does type and you can enter the bios but I have not been able to go past that since I do not have a hard drive cable (which appears to be a custom cable with 1mm pitch) and I do not have a CD Rom for the unit. I have tried to getting it to boot of an external USB CD Rom but it would not detect that. The small plastic latches that hold the screen in place when it is all folded up are broken but does not effect it that much.  Trackpoint is missing from the middle of the keyboard but the touch pad should work but have never booted to windows to confirm.

The touch pad also duals as some sort of signature pad and the pen is included.

NOTE: This is being sold AS-IS (read entire Ad!)



While the auction says this is a prototype, it should be noted that this monster was actually sold by Xentex in 2002, for about $5000.  It was the Xentex Dual Screen Flip-Pad Voyager.  This could in fact still be a prototype of that laptop.

Looking at the auction, it looks like it has an Athlon in it for you AMD fans.  Nicely, the screen pivots so you can have one facing forward and the other backward.  I'm not sure why you would do this, but it's still cool.

Bidding is up to $405 with 6 days to go.
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 Wow, that idea was dumb.

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I think perhaps they were attempting to develop some sort of ultra easy, feature rich POS computer. Instead, they just wound up with a POS.

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Weird.  The only use I can see out of it would be to play 2 vertical shmups at once on it.  Besides that, it's very meh.

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