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Acer Announces Iconia Touchbook Dual-Screen Tablet


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Acer today announced that its much anticipated dual screen tablet, the Iconia-6120 Dual-Screen Touchbook is now available for pre-sale in North America. Providing a powerful, immersive touch experience like no other, it is the world's first and only tablet to offer two touch-enabled 14-inch high-definition widescreen LED backlit LCDs.

Intuitive to use and customizable to individual needs, it combines the power of Intel Core i5 processing with the familiarity of Windows 7, and is destined to change how people use technology to engage with the world. A winner of this year's prestigious "Last Gadget Standing" award at CES, the Iconia was noted for incorporating the best features of any notebook or tablet device.

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Saw a demo video of this at the Acer Showroom in Taipei. Looks awesome, but I don't think I'd want to pay for it. Yes it's basically a standard notebook (hw wise), but I don't particularly like virtual keyboards


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Can't wait to see reviews. :)
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Saw a demo video of this at the Acer Showroom in Taipei. Looks awesome, but I don't think I'd want to pay for it. Yes it's basically a standard notebook (hw wise), but I don't particularly like virtual keyboards
I bet there are alot of people who do like virtual keyboards.


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i like the idea of a virtual keyboard replacing moving parts on a lower powered screen panel. Because its cheaper touch screen keyboards are a lot better now ect ect.

But the concept is often ruined by loss of focus. all the apps below and usage outside of a keyboard tends to get silly. Then what gets even sillier is excitement for something like this. From the manufacturer, and the people (but mainly because of the manufacturer.)

When i say this just look at the add. Its 99% photoshoped... They probably built some "decent" apps for it but of course that's loss of focus so it then runs like shit cause they cut back on something. Boasting about ram amounts and not speed. Name dropping processors that never actually see the speed they were designed to run because of poor boards and other parts.

No im not writing a review... but just see this and i know whats gonna go down. You do too. The same thing they do every night pinky.

Everything on a showroom floor is "subject to cheapen" (change) Every vendor says it

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Definitely looks very nice.

The only disadvantage is its main 'cool' feature i.e. the touch-screen.

Most of us (me included) are accustomed at not looking at the keyboard/mouse/scroll-pad while typing... With a touch screen you have to look at what your hands are pressing.
I've experienced it with my phone... on my old phone I could type a message without looking at the phone at all, but with a touch-screen phone if I don't look the result would be something like "kfggi, finslf eirols" :laugh:
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^I would say no. I have a Celluon Laserkey and with just a small bit of training, it doesn't need to be looked when typing. In fact, a virtual keyboard can be much faster because the finger movement is much lesser. At least that was the impact with Laserkey... ;)
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the part that made me loose interest was the Intel HD Graphics... at that price an ion2 would be nice.

oh and battery life... if its gonna be marketed as a "dual screen tablet" then it should have the battery life of a tablet, or at least half.
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I had a chance to mess around with an Acer Iconia dual touchscreen tablet w.e they want to call it in John Lewis and tbh I hated it. The keyboard was really hard to type on - basically there is no chance in hell you can type without looking at the keys because you get no feedback and it is so easy to press other buttons. It was thick and heavy as well, and way too expensive at over £1400...


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The only machine where you can no longer say " i am drooling all over my keyboard ". Also, I wonder how does the virtual keyboard works against outdoor lighting? Great concept but it is not practical for daily use.