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Onkyo intros dual-screen laptop, Sotec DX1007

By Matthew
Dec 11, 2009
  1. Japanese electronics maker Onkyo has introduced the market's second dual-screen notebook. The Sotec DX1007 brings a few improvements over Kohjinsha's dual-display DZ6HKE16E laptop, which also launched recently, but is otherwise virtually indistinguishable.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +598

    Pretty slick looking device. But that 1.6Ghz single core proc is brutal...
     
  3. Rapidhic

    Rapidhic TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I though laptops meant mobility not movie projectors...
     
  4. pkww2

    pkww2 TS Rookie

    The price is a killer for netbook, no wonder they only offer in Japan. Never will gain any market in US!
     
  5. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    Jeez, that thing is frigging crazy.
     
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97

    Yet this is a "NOTEBOOK" aka "Laptop", NOT a netbook. Huge difference. Reading is fundamental.
     
  7. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    useless. 1.6ghz SINGLE? lol no.
     
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,915   +537

    This is really ugly, underpowered and impractical. I would never buy something like this. For 1k$ you have a lot of big laptops (17inch) which have great hardware too.
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    You'd need to buy 2 tickets to travel by train/air.
     
  10. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    i wont lie the actual notebook itself looks ugly, what is this model from a bad 1990's movie? I figure the cheap short battery life is due to the face that I doubt this thing is meant to be moved and would be better for stationary at an office. The duel screen has some uses, however, the price and machine is not worth it. What are you going to do on this weak machine...Have twitter open on one screen and facebook on the other, cmon! For $900 get yourself a nice computer/notebook with 10x the power of this with 1 screen and trust me you'll be happy. Get windows 7 and use snap feature!
     
  11. i love the idea of a dual screen laptop, but this attempt is just lame.
     
  12. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    A bit small to be worth it in my opinion. If you really need dual monitor just get a good external one and keep it at your desk ;-)
     
  13. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    This is silly in a netbook form factor. You end up with a monstrosity that's expensive, heavy, and under-powered. Who's the target market for this? It seems like the users who would want/need a dual screen laptop are those working in video, software dev, engineering, etc. It would make a lot more sense to put the dual screens into a high-end workstation-type laptop.
     
  14. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 493   +23

    This would be embarrassing to use. I don't know about the rest of you, but If I see someone with a huge laptop I have the expectation that it doesn't suck...I can't imagine that many people wanting to sacrifice processing power, RAM, and that much vertical screen size and still be near the $1,000 price range... Even using widescreen 17" monitors can be annoying to me depending upon the aspect ratio.
     
  15. cant imagine purpose of such crap! notebooks should be mobile, and this one doesnt look mobile
    not only its price too hight for this poor perfomance, but 3,7 hours battery? how much is that in real time? 20-30 mins?
    if you want to feel your self at cinema , you either go there or watch at home cinema
     
  16. Actually, folks it is in the vain of what I have been looking for! When I am at home or in my office I always use two monitors. - I do editing on technical documents - as you build on previous work you find the need to have multiple documents open - to allow easy cut-paste operations (yes credits are provided) I am concerned about the CPU and memory so I am looking at "heavier" versions. NOW I carry two laptops - networked - so I can cut-paste easy - they are each 15.4 displays. I am older guy so I want excellent resolution. ie high end graphics/displays. My colleges are moving to 17 and 18.4 display units. My two 15.4 are 1920X1080 displays = 3840X1080.
    I also run ubuntu/linux in VirtualBox - for web work. When you are on the road for two weeks + at a time - giving up your "home & office" conviences just doesn't work for me.
     
  17. i just bought this computer (Onkyo dx1007a5)yesterday.
    i cannot get fingerprint thing work so i am looking for driver downloads - but i cant seem to find Onkyo computer website anywhere on the internet !!!
    can anyone help me???!!!???

    niki_sbs@yahoo.com
     
  18. It would be much smarter to have 2 vertical dual screens instead of 2 horizontal dual screens. With only one screen I always feel more limited by the vertical space not the horizontal space.
    And with 2 vertical dual screens you do not annoy people sittings next to you.

    And no : a dual screen without physical keyboard would not do it for me.
    I would really love to have a laptop with a proper physical keyboard and 2 vertical dual screens.
     
  19. I just hope that the next Onkyo dual-screen laptop (early Q2 2011) would come out with Sandy Bridge processor, 3D graphic, full HD 1080p on both 12" screens and 7" screen virtual keyboard 720p replacing physical keyboard that'll be something to shock the World.
     
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