The SpaceBook is the world’s first 17-inch dual display laptop. Jaw, meet floor.
With editing on the laptop we’re often trading functionality for convenience. Never is this more apparent when it comes to screen real estate.
Apple recently released the new line of Mac Book Pros. There is a 13″ and a 15″ but the 17″ is no where in sight – presumably killed off and left for dead.
So as we Mac editors ponder a future with (literally) shrinking options, we have yet another reason to look in the PC direction.
A company called gScreen has announced the SpaceBook, which is the world’s first 17-inch dual display laptop.
Obnoxious to anyone but video editors & stock traders, the SpaceBook has two 17-inch screens and HD1080 resolution.
Gordon Stewart, the founder of gScreen and the inventor of the laptop is, you guessed it – a video editor.
Why did he create it?
In late 2003, my wife and I were planning a 6-month long working vacation in Hawaii as part of a tourism video that included traveling to every island. I realized one morning that I did not want to haul my desktop and extra monitors around to every hotel for editing with the Adobe suite. I started drawing pictures of my dual-screen laptop on a McDonald’s napkin, and the rest is history.
Before you roll your eyes and think “vaporware” – this thing is actually shipping. You can buy it right from the gScreen homepage.
The specs are great but not the weight. At 10 lbs. it’s twice the weight of the new 15″ Mac Book Pro. But hey – it’s got two screens.
We would love to hear from any editor that has one of these. And for those unimpressed by two screens well maybe Gordon will eventually build one with three.