ASUS present at CES W5Fe, the first dual screen notebook.

The compact 12” wide notebook with SideShow, external auxiliary display on the LCD cover, has a lot of other nice features like webcam, card reader slot or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

ASUS W5Fe SideShow notebook

The W5Fe’s auxiliary display is a short cut to viewing a wide range of information, including meeting schedules, phone numbers, addresses, and recent e-mail messages. This comes as a very handy tool when, for instance, one needs to take a quick look at the meeting agenda in a crowded elevator. On the entertainment front, the outer display can be used to view photos, play music and games such as Solitaire. In addition, SideShow can even act as the mobile navigation device and guide the way with map display!


Specifications
Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology
– Intel® Core™2 Duo Processors T7600/T7400/T7200/T5600/T5500
– Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
– Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Genuine Windows® Vista
– Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium
DDR2 533/667 MHz, up to 1536 MB
12.1″ WXGA Color Shine & Crystal Shine LCD, ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
SATA 80/120/160 GB
1.3M pixel web-camera
802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth®V2.0+EDR
3x USB, 1x TV-Out, 1x Card-Reader, 1x Express Card, 1x VGA
30.5 x 22 x 3.1cm, 1.7kg (3-cell battery pack)

SideShow Auxiliary Display
Display: 2.8″ QVGA TFT LCD
Flash: 1G NAND Flash

PCNews Verdict: 8/10. Interesting concept.

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