Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Acer Iconia Dual Screen Tablet

Are you familiar with the concept of Nintendo DS? A foldable device with 2 screens on each folded sides. Well that concept is being taken to Tablet PC some vendors. After Toshiba's Liberetto, now it's Acer's turn. Yes the Tablet PC war is exploding and Acer is the first one to be using a dual screen concept. The Iconia has 2x 14inch touch screens. Yes, that's the same size of your normal 14 inch laptop with the keyboard side replaced by another touch screen. Now typing on the lower part of the screen is not as comfortable than on a keyboard. But you can leave that out because it is not intended to be a laptop anyway. I'd rather like some thin soft keyboard that can be put on top of the lower screen as an option for typing. I would love to see some multitasking with this device, using the double screen at advantage.

Despite itself a tablet PC, the specs are like a usual 14 inch Laptop :
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Intel Core i5-480M / 560M / 580M CPU,
up to 4GB of DDR3 memory,
2 x 14-inch multitouch displays (1366x768 resolution),
Intel HD graphics (128MB RAM),
VGA / HDMI outputs,
microphone and a S/PDIF interface.
320/500/640/750GB hard drive,
Acer's CrystalEye webcam (1280x1024 resolution),
802.11b/g/n WiFi,
Bluetooth 3.0+HS,
integrated 3G WWAN,
gigabit Ethernet,
four-cell battery
weight : 6.18 pounds.
2 USB 2.0 ports, and 1 USB 3.0 jack.

For a full review and hands on, check out Engadget
Source Engadget

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