A Laptop Built for Two

And you thought notebooks couldn't get more versatile.

Photograph by John B. Carnett
Photograph by John B. Carnett

Talk about a split personality: Xentex Technologies' Flip-Pad Voyager has one huge 20-inch display that splits to serve two masters. Just rotate the right half 180 degrees, attach a keyboard and mouse, and you and a friend can separately surf the Web, read e-mail, or work on a project--or you can play a game head-to-head. If you're computing solo, the two halves complement each other with, say, a Web page on one side and a document on the other. At 12 pounds, it takes the two-laptops-in-one theme too far, but it double-folds into a diminutive 14- by 10- by 3-inch package.

Price: $4,995