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The attack of the 2-headed laptop

by Peter Nowak, CBCNews.ca.

Is the world ready for a two-headed laptop? Lenovo thinks it is. The Chinese electronics maker, which owns IBM’s old computer division, on Tuesday made one of the more interesting pre-announcements to the Consumer Electronics Show, which officially begins Thursday. Lenovo announced the availability of its new ThinkPad W700, which features a second monitor that slides out from behind the main screen.

The second screen is 10.6 inches across, or about the size of Lenovo’s IdeaPad S10 netbook. It’s designed to give users more “real estate” to play with when doing tasks like editing photos or video. Each screen has its own hard drive and can function independently of the other, which makes it ideal for people dealing with digital content, the company said in its release.

The laptop ain’t going cheap, though. It’s available in Canada immediately with a price tag of $5,073. Here’s a YouTube video with all the details

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