An noteworthy Indiegogo campaign is under way for a project named Gemini by Shenzhen based manufacturing company GST Communications for what they call a dual-screen laptop, though it’s actually a two-tablet setup with optional keyboard.
The lack of detailed information on how to get the tablets to stick together and what software and features will make it work together, as well as the low price, gave me the first impression that the whole Gemini project was perhaps not a fully honest one. But let’s say that it is and look at the details at least.
Gemini describes itself as a 2-tablet operation, with full regular computer hardware in both tablets. The screen options are between 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch sizes featuring 2560 x 1440 resolution, with Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 8GB or 16GB RAM, 256GB or 512GB SSD storage, and Windows 10 Home.
The launch prices for all this would start at $999 in March 2020, though the first few backers can get it for half the price says their project info. A physical Surface type of keyboard, as well as a stylus is also optional for the Gemini project.
This is the first crowdfunding project for the company. But I always like to see new technological advancements. So what I’m interested in is how people react when they see Gemini? It would be interesting to hear what people feel and think about dual-screen and now dual-tablet computing like this.
After all, don’t forget that even mainstream brands like Lenovo plans to launch something as radical as large 13.3-inch foldable tablets in 2020.
– Jim Miller