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"Double folding" 19 inch Laptop

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Just saw this on El Reg But it's also for sale on Ebay Pretty cool idea, shame about the specs

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Laptops are designed to be portable, so a 19.5in machine is really defeating the object. Unless, that is you buy one that folds up. Now, thanks to one eBayer, you can.


Hinges allow the laptop to fold and for its screen(s) to be rotated

An intrepid eBay seller has posted a Xentex-brand prototype laptop that that has a hinge down the middle, allowing it to literally be folded in half. Although this won’t detract from the machine's weight, and make the laptop twice as thick, the ability to ‘fold’ your laptop away is unique.

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LOL, saw this title, and I was like, "wow, a quad-core notebook that someone's using to fold and get massive WU's done?" LOL!

Hmm...this seems like an awful gimmick. Having a notebook fold to four times the height of other notebooks isn't necessarily a good thing just to save on surface area. Plus, the split screen would drive me crazy as well as the shifted touch-pad. I bet that your hand would hit that and f-up your typing or whatnot. Thanks but no thanks...

EDIT--doesn't seem that small for what it is... I'm gonna look into the manufacturer a bit more...
    
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HAHAHA! Nice find!.. that thing looks massive though!
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
LOL, saw this title, and I was like, "wow, a quad-core notebook that someone's using to fold and get massive WU's done?" LOL!
That's pretty much what I thought when I saw the Header on The Register
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Haha

I saw folding and thought you meant folding
What's the weight of that beast?
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Anybody notice this?
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Unfortunately, the seller hasn’t been able to install Windows onto the laptop yet and it doesn’t have an internal CD-Rom drive either – but, hey, neither does Apple’s MacBook Air. But it does have a built-in floppy drive.
Also, the pics show only the left screen working (and sideways at that) in bios.

I wonder if Linux would work from a USB?
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