Dual-screen laptop + LCARS x32 = Star Trek Bliss

As I’ve just discovered for my self, there is a way for Star Trek fans to get a taste of their LCARS dose right on their Windows machine by using the LCARS x32 UI.

Adobe Photoshop running on an LCARS x32-skinned PC

For the non-Star Trek fans, LCARS stands for Library Computer Access/Retrieval System which is a fictional computer operating system depicted in the Star Trek TV series and movies.

However, the experience is still somehow limited because of the desktop or laptop’s physical keyboard while on the other hand the LCARS was manipulated using touchscreen technology.

This could now be fixed by using dual-screen laptops. The latest of this unique line is the Acer Iconia-484G64ns.

Ace Iconia

It’s a 14-inch dual-screen multi-touch laptop which is already available here in the Philippines. Check out the cool specs on this piece of hardware:

Intel Core i5-480M @ 2.66GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz
4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1066MHz RAM
14? display @ 1366×768 pixel
Intel HD Graphics
640GB HDD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Gigabit LAN
Bluetooth 3.0
3000mAh 4-cell Li-ion battery
2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port
1 HDMI port
1.3MP webcam
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Okay I confess that I’m not a Star Trek fan, but the LCARS UI was the first thing that popped in my mind when I saw this on Yugatech.

Don’t know if the LCARS x32 will work on the (takes deep breath) Acer Iconia-484G64ns though. But I’m sure somewhere out there, someone could. It would be one cool machine to look at and something that could move Star Trek fans to tears.

Acer Iconia image from Yugatech
LCARS screenshot from LCARSx32

Disclosure: I am a Star Wars fan. 😀

3 Comments

    1. Sweet! Are you still using the LCARS on your PC? I’m not really a Star Trek fan, but ever since I saw the LCARS on the TV series, it has excited the geek in me.

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