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Acer dual-screen notebook spied in the wild

Notebook has two screens and no keyboard
By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops News | Posted: Sep 13, 2010 6:06 pm

When the iPhone first hit the market the thing that many hated most about the smartphone was the onscreen keyboard. Today the onscreen keyboard is so common that people really don't think much about it. Larger devices like the iPad have onscreen keyboards large enough for users to type just about as well on them as they can a real keyboard.




The success of these tablets have lead to a few devices surfacing that are larger than your typical tablet with a design like a notebook minus a keyboard. Instead of the keyboard, a second LCD is offered. Acer has been spotted testing out a new dual screen notebook that was leaked over the weekend when it was spotted in the wild.


Each of the screens measures 15-inches and either of the screens can be used as the keyboard complete with a track pad. The virtual keyboard is designed just like a normal keyboard on a notebook. The machine is also said to support multi-touch and gestures for specific tasks on either screen. Inside the machine is a Core i5 CPU at 2.66GHz and the rig runs Windows 7. Apparently, the machine is only a test bed and it may not make it to production.



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