GST crowdfunds Gemini dual-touchscreen notebook
If you think that Lenovo’s Yoga Book C930 should come with a second LCD display instead of the e-ink one, then maybe you might be interested in what GST has to offer with the new Gemini laptop. Touted as “the world’s first dual-touchscreen laptop”, GST’ Gemini is basically two tablets that can be combined to work in a variety of setups through a “proprietary software.”
Users can thus switch between laptop mode, with one tablet attaching magnetically as a keyboard, and dual-screen mode, which practically doubles the screen estate for increased productivity. Additionally, each tablet may be used separately, and users can add physical keyboards if needed.
GST Communications claims that its proprietary software makes it possible for for the two tablets to share CPU resources and optimize battery life when working in laptop mode. The dual-screen mode can also work in conjunction with another laptop, tablet or desktop PC, but users need to have a USB-C dock with two HDMI outputs at the ready.
The GST Gemini is currently in its production phase and is expected to ship to those who backed it on Indiegogo in March 2020. Initial backers benefit from special prices that are essentially half the MSRP. There are two regular and two Pro models in 13 and 15-inch sizes and users get two of the same model with each order. The spec list with backer prices for 2x tablet setups is as follows:
- Gemini 13: Core i5-8350U SoC coupled with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB NVMe SSD - US$498
- Gemini 15: Core i5-8350U SoC coupled with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB NVMe SSD - US$549
- Gemini 13 Pro: Core i7-8550U SoC coupled with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB NVMe SSD - US$657
- Gemini 15 Pro: Core i7-8550U SoC coupled with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB NVMe SSD - US$727
Other standard features for all versions include USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 ports, audio jack, microSD card reader, quad speakers, dual-array mics, 8 MP rear camera + 5 MP selfie cam, active cooling plus aluminum body that weighs 1.65 lbs (3.3 lbs in laptop mode).