By Evan Ackerman
I do a lot of moaning about lack of desktop real estate when it comes to computers, but even I can’t fathom the purpose of this Xentex Flip-Pad Voyager “laptop.” It looks like somebody hacked it down the middle with a machete, and the entire laptop does in fact fold in half (twice) to make it slightly more portable. The eye-catching feature is, of course, the dual 13.3″ (1024 x 768) screens, one of which rotates completely around so that you can… Uh… Give a presentation? Or something? While the 12 pound weight and 20″ width are a bit of a turn-off, the huge size allows for a disgustingly large and spacious keyboard, as well as a high resolution trackpad that works as a drawing tablet with the included stylus.
The Xentex Flip-Pad Voyager dates from late 2002 or early 2003, when it was available with an Athalon 4 (remember those?) up to 1.6GHz, 512mb of RAM, and ports up the wazoo, for a decidedly corporate $5000. The version currently on eBay is only about half as fast (and it needs some work), but the bidding is currently well under $1000, so if you’d like a bizarre new computer to play with, this could be your big chance.