Samsung raises Apple one laptop with two Retina-like displays

With Windows 8 optimized so heavily for touch, PC vendors are busting their backs trying to figure out how to blend a touchscreen into an Ultrabook. One idea from Samsung is to slap a second full-sized touchscreen on the hood of an Ultrabook. That enough touch for you? Too much?

A mere prototype at the moment, The Verge spotted this 13-inch Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook at IFA that packs a pair of screens with 2560x1440 resolution. While not as high as the 2880x1800 pixels on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, images and text should be just as sharp thanks to its 220 pixels per inch density.

If the concept looks familiar, that's because Samsung's not the first to come up with the idea. Asus is preparing to launch the Taichi, which is basically the same thing, except the screens are smaller and the product is actually expected to ship in October.

As we inch closer to Windows 8's launch, my question to you, dear readers is: which of the new crop of mobile computing designs do you like most? Something like Lenovo's Yoga? Or maybe something like Sony's VAIO Duo 11? Or perhaps you're waiting for the Surface?

I don't know about you, but it feels so refreshing to see interesting new designs for laptop/tablet hybrids and not just more MacBook Pro/Air clones. It feels like 2004 all over again when UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs) were supposed to become a thing, but ultimately didn't because the netbook became a hit.

Via The Verge

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