By the time that Window Vista ships, Asus will release new notebooks with an additional screen:
Microsoft calls the new technology as SideShow and, in fact, the feature is not limited to notebooks, but, according to the company, the auxiliary displays supported by the new Windows Vista operating system can be incorporated into keyboards, LCD display casings, remote controls and cell phones. The devices may connect to their host personal computers (PCs) using various methods, including Bluetooth, USB or Wi-Fi, providing great flexibility and convenience to manufacturers as well as end-users.
The SideShow displays can be used to view the critical information if the laptop is on, off, or in sleep mode. The auxiliary displays will save time and battery life by allowing to quickly view meeting schedules, phone numbers, addresses, and recent e-mail messages without having to start up the laptop.