Dual-screen Kno tablet runs Linux

By   |  June 7, 2010

Kno has unveiled a giant (literally) dual-screen tablet PC that it is hoping will make inroads into the educational arena.

The Kno, as it is known, combines two seriously large 14.1-inch touchscreen tablet PCs, hinged vertically, to provide a “book-like” experience.

Under the hood The Kno is running a Tegra 2 chip with 16GB of storage. Despite its two gigantic panels Kno boasts that the device will provide as much as eight hours of battery life.

Using largely WebKit as the interface the device responds to finger and pen input and does multitask. With HTML5 and Adobe flash  The Kno is being targeted at students with its hard sell being that they can store all their textbooks on the device while also writing notes onto reference material as they go.

Despite its billing as being a “small” device The Kno is far from it and weighs in at around 5.5 pounds (about 2.5 kilograms). Its price tag is also pretty hefty at “under $1 000“.

Via Engadget

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