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Acer Reveals Windows 7 Multitouch Notebook

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 12 comments

It's the "affordable" multitouch notebook.

Windows 7 is paving the way for touchy feeling computing, and Acer today announced its entry for those on a budget.

Acer's Aspire 5738PG notebook features touch sensitivity that can support up to two fingers for pinching inward or outward to zoom in and out of photos, flicking the screen to turn the page and browse through media and documents, as well as swirling a finger for quick and simple navigation of lists.

The touchscreen itself is LED backlit and measures 15.6-inches with a 1366 x 768 resolution.

Besides the multitouch screen, the Aspire 5738PG also has a multitouch trackpad that supports gestures. The notebook also packs a Core 2 Duo and an ATI Radeon HD 4570 Graphics with 512 MB Dedicated DDR3 VRAM. The sound is backed with "Dolby Home Theater Audio Enhancement" with built-in speakers and 5.1-channel surround sound output.

The whole package together with a 6-cell battery will weigh in at 6.16 lbs. It'll launch with Windows 7 on October 22 and carry an MSRP of $799.99.

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    ubernoobie , October 14, 2009 10:19 PM
    No it can't run crysis. But can macs do this, i dun think so ;D
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    cabose369 , October 15, 2009 12:30 AM
    it actually could run crysis just on a lower setting.
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    HansVonOhain , October 15, 2009 12:30 AM
    will buy this if the screen was matte for multitouch
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    haunted one , October 15, 2009 12:46 AM
    Superb specs for the price. Love it.
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    the_one111 , October 15, 2009 1:18 AM
    cabose369it actually could run crysis just on a lower setting.

    True. Which is decent for a notebook.
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    wildwell , October 15, 2009 6:46 AM
    I'm looking forward to trying this screen for myself. Apple has put together some very effective multi-touch devices, and I'm really anxious to see how other companies can improve and innovate further.
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    Drag0nR1der , October 15, 2009 8:02 AM
    dunno about this. touchscreen on a notebook. Well, the 'lid' would need to be very sturdy to avoid wobbling or just pushing back everytime you touched it, which could make it very annoying to use.
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    vaskodogama , October 15, 2009 12:49 PM
    good, but the design is bulky
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    Sicundercover , October 15, 2009 1:58 PM
    I just wish they would build these things to have a twit lid so you can then lay the screen flat on the key board so the screen is facing up.

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    Anonymous , October 15, 2009 2:39 PM
    I think a determining factor would be battery life!
    With a graphics card that high, and Win7 running it, I suspect we won't see anything near 4 hours with this machine!
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    virtualban , October 15, 2009 7:07 PM
    I would like to see them double in resolution per square cm, and upscale windows to proportion, smooth stuff to look better or use the full 2732x1536 for whatever reason, because human optic sensory input Can take advantage of it, and they Can build it. My brothers 2 year old laptop has a better resolution than this per 15" screen.
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    mysticalzero , October 16, 2009 10:26 AM
    Would be nice if this is a convertible notebook. Great specs nevertheless.