Anchorage, Alaska – April 20, 2013 – gScreen Computer, the makers of the worlds first dual-screen 17-inch the laptop, today announced a new global distribution strategy for it's SpaceBook dual-screen notebook line and it's other new products coming to market in 2013.
Previously gScreen was selling the SpaceBook Gen1 dual-screen line of notebooks direct to customers through it's on-line store, and that strategy has proven to be difficult for the small Alaska company, as it has struggled to keep up with the USA and global demand.
“when we launched our SpaceBook Gen1 on-line to the USA and Canadian market in 2011, we had over 11,000 SpaceBook orders in 5-days, but, we could not process these orders because we could not accept our customers credit cards at the time.” said Gordon Stewart, Founder & CEO at gScreen.
This was due to the 90-day production time line with our factory partner in China, and the “under-30-day” merchant account delivery time-line, as you can imagine, this was extremely frustrating,” he said.
This summer gScreen will release the new improved SpaceBook Gen2 with upgraded options including Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge in late Summer, with an improved design. The SpaceBook Gen2 will be faster with more memory and will have Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 options. Future SpaceBook builds, such as the 5-pound, 13-inch SpaceBook, will be tested with Google Chrome as a potential OS option. GSCREEN'S new distribution partnerships will help speed the delivery of new dual-screen sizes to the global market.
“Our new distribution partners across the globe have the capital, distribution experience and penetration into the channel that we need to create a strong global brand for the SpaceBook laptop series, we will leverage the strength of our distribution partners to foster global growth for the SpaceBook product line in 2013,” Mr. Stewart said.
Under this new distribution model, distribution partners will have the responsibility of expanding markets in their region, driving sales, marketing and servicing customers. Distribution partners will have the opportunity to purchase the SpaceBook line of laptops, factory-direct and receive the best available volume prices.
“We are speaking with new distributors in the USA, Japan, Germany, India, Russia, Brazil, England, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Several distributors have asked for exclusive sales rights for their region or country, and we are looking at the experience and strengths of these distributors before we make any final decisions,” Mr. Stewart said.
During April and May, gScreen will be offering all their new distributors aggressive low prices, to help grow volume globally, and by leveraging volume purchases, they expect to see strong competitive prices offered to SpaceBook end users globally. New distributors will be listed on the gScreen home page, so that customers around the globe can find a retail location.
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This is a list of stories and reviews of the SpaceBook, the worlds first, dual 17-inch HD display laptop. (Yes, 2-full size 17-inch screens)
Microsoft SpaceBook review, by Ben Rudolph:
Meet the GScreen SpaceBook, the worlds first dual 17 HD display laptop."...when I run across something thats truly groundbreaking, something totally unique and never seen before, I get excited. Like really, really excited. And thats exactly how I felt when I first got to use the GScreenCorp SpaceBook... The SpaceBook is unlike any laptop before it. Rather than have a single display, it has two that slide out from the center to create and amazing panorama display. Both panels are 17 full HD (1920 x 1080) glass, available in either a glossy or matte finish. Its a really amazing design thats really functional; the panels slide open and closed very easily, and with some thoughtful design (the battery is in the front, not the back) the PC is remarkably stable when open. Youd think that it would tip over due to the weight of the glass, but it doesnt. Even though the model I saw was a prototype, construction was solid and the PC felt great to use. I can only assume that the final for-sale model will be even better." http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2011/07/14/meet-the-gscreen-spacebook-the-world-s-first-dual-17-hd-display-laptop.aspx
NBC News Story