Acer goes touchscreen crazy announces dual touchscreen notebook/tablet and media sharing

by Shayne Rana

Acer’s big New York Global press event has showcased a whole bunch of new touchscreen devices from phones that think their tablets to actual tablets and then there’s this, the simply gorgeous Acer Iconia dual-screen laptop / tablet. It seems like the company wants to make sure that they have a tablet or tablet-like product in the field that will cater to any and everyone across the bar. The Iconia is Windows 7 (Home Premium 64-bit) based device that features a set of 14-inch (1366 x 768 resolution) multi-touch displays. One is of course the main screen like any laptop but instead of a keypad you’ll find another touchscreen. Boy, the four-cell battery must be taking a pounding running two displays. It’ll also come with an Intel Core i5-480M / 560M / 580M CPU, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, integrated Intel HD graphics (128MB RAM), VGA / HDMI outputs, an inbuilt microphone and a S/PDIF interface.

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The goodies don’t end there as the Iconia will also be made available with Acer’s CrystalEye webcam, a 320/500/640/750GB hard drive. For connectivity purposes you have the choices of using either Wi-Fi, gigabit Ethernet or integrated 3G WWAN. Bluetooth 3.0+HS is an added bonus with USB 2.0 ports as well as a single USB 3.0 jack. The device weighs in at 6.18 pounds. Acer’s also throwing in a one-year warranty. Pricing or availability hasn’t been mentioned yet.
Acer also announced their new media sharing system that works well with cloud computing devices, it’s called The system can also be embedded into other Acer products. The system also helps you organise media files on your device, stream videos the whole nine-yards. It can detect other devices equipped with the same feature to enable sharing of media files.

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