Some desktop replacement notebooks are crazy thanks to their weight or may the insane specs, but the Fujitsu Lifebook N7010's outlandish impression is given by a much more interesting aspect: it packs a second small screen just above its keyboard. Not only does the 4in display operate as a secondary, supplementary monitor to the 16in, 1,366 x 768 resolution main display, but it is even touch sensitive!
That touch sensitivity means that the secondary screen (which has a 960 x 544 resolution, apparently) can be used not only for displaying any windows or programmes as desired, but also as a control pad for the pre-installed launcher application. Sure it may sound a little gimmicky to have a small touch screen just to launch programs, but it's definitely a cool one.
Elsewhere Fujitsu has packed a 2.2GHz P8400, 4GB of RAM and a 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470. Gaming, then, isn't going to be a forte of the N7010, but in every other respect it's not what could be called an under-specced machine. Heck, there's even a shock-mounted hard drive and a spill-resistant keyboard.
In the US the system is priced at $1,499, which hardly seems outrageous given the components. Not to mention the 'cool-factor' the touch screen brings. Hopefully Fujitsu will bring this, or similar systems, to the UK.
Either that or another manufacturer needs to copy the idea follow suit.