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A peak at Acer's dual 14-inch touchscreen notebook

Acer shows off dual 14-inch touchscreen laptop - no keyboard, second screen is used as one

By: Anthony Garreffa from Nov 28, 2010 @ 23:20 CST

Ever felt like the need for a dual-screen laptop? Well, Engadget have had a sneak peak at some new Acer hardware - as they announced a range of new devices at a New York press conference last week, the message they were putting across? Keyboards are out, Kenny Powers is in (and by Kenny Powers, I mean touchscreen keyboards instead of the physical keys).


Acer announced a range of tablets, with most of them Android-powered. Sizes of the tablets ranged from five to ten-inches each. Acer's Iconia laptop is the gem here - ditching the usual keyboard on a laptop for a 14-inch touchscreen which matches the main display. This is not something Acer are releasing and forgetting about, Acer has hinted this might be a change for them and it will be a first in a series of products that will unravel over the next few years.

Obviously this has been tried before but with the iPad and various other tablets and smartphones upgrading over themselves every few months, it's only a sign of things to come. A full touchscreen keyboard sounds weird, but people who had used it said that after a few minutes of changing the orientation of where their fingers pressed on the touchscreen, that it started to feel normal.

A stack more to read at the source - unfortunately Kenny Powers is not there.


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