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LEAKED: Acer's 15-inch Dual Touchscreen Laptop

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 27 comments

Ooh, lookey what we have here.

If you were a fan of Microsoft's axed dual-screen tablet, the Courier, then we have a treat for you. Acer is apparently planning a similar product, but with laptop specs. The picture below was sent to The Tech Review and shows a 15-inch laptop that's supposedly in development at Acer.

Specswise, it's not clear what this bright-eyed boy has got going on under the hood. All we know is that both multitouch displays measure in at 15 inches and the machine runs on a Core i5 clocked to 2.67GHz and Microsoft Windows 7.

There is no physical keyboard or trackpad, with the bottom touchscreen serving as both, and the laptop will let you 'swap' screens if that tickles your fancy. No word on price or release, but we'll keep you posted.

Source: The Tech Review via Engadget

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    lukeiamyourfather , September 13, 2010 10:24 PM
    That looks like the most annoying laptop in the world.
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    blurr91 , September 13, 2010 11:00 PM
    Nintendo DS on steroids...
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    lukeiamyourfather , September 13, 2010 10:24 PM
    That looks like the most annoying laptop in the world.
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    screechy , September 13, 2010 10:26 PM
    That'll tickle my fancy. I'm surprised we haven't seen more of these. It's the perfect programmable keyboard. Or so I hope.
    Off note Tom's ads are quite annoying on AT&T's crappy excuse of a network
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    grieve , September 13, 2010 10:43 PM
    I love the idea! I can't help but wonder what typing would be like on a touchscreen. TXT on a touchscreen phone is one thing, but typing will take some getting used to.
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    Titanius , September 13, 2010 10:53 PM
    screechy, Adblock Plus is your friend.
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    blurr91 , September 13, 2010 11:00 PM
    Nintendo DS on steroids...
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    ares1214 , September 13, 2010 11:17 PM
    so its like a tablet with hinges and decent hardware?
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    Stifle , September 14, 2010 12:07 AM
    I second the most annoying laptop in the world comment. good luck trying to type anything serious on a touchscreen, even if it is full size with force feedback, just a waste of time.
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    rpgplayer , September 14, 2010 12:22 AM
    I wonder if the keyboard will minimize to a button for when you aren't using it. If so then that would be one kickass laptop, get a usb keyboard for it and have a dual touchscreen monitor.
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    bsbsbsbs , September 14, 2010 12:25 AM
    I third the most annoying laptop in the world, and what sort of battery pack is thing going to need? 100% charge will probably last 20 minutes.
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    rpgplayer , September 14, 2010 12:25 AM
    A roll up keyboard like this for it would be sweet if the bottom screen would minimize the key screen.

    http://www.govgroup.com/unotron_flexituff_silent_backlit_washable_roll_up_keyboard_ftb10-1294931-prd1.htm
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    jcb82 , September 14, 2010 12:38 AM
    For anything of this nature to be of any use to anyone it NEEDS convincing software to run on top of it. How exactly is this going to be a game changer to anyone if nobody sits down and comes up with a brilliant way to do tasks better with dual touchscreens.
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    phych , September 14, 2010 1:53 AM
    This is almost as bad as this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnLbv6QYcA
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    schmich , September 14, 2010 2:34 AM
    And people thought the unrealistic Courier was a good idea...Lets see what added software this thing runs.
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    theoutbound , September 14, 2010 3:23 AM
    I want this for Starcraft II if for nothing else.
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    eddieroolz , September 14, 2010 4:54 AM
    Not sure if I'd buy it, but it seems to be far from being an actual product - Engadget noted that it was very sluggish.
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    curryj02 , September 14, 2010 6:09 AM
    But does it have the 3G and the WIFIs?
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    dEAne , September 14, 2010 6:35 AM
    Impressive.
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    danwat1234 , September 14, 2010 6:42 AM
    Put the laptop up on it's side; dual screen monitor
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    subgum , September 14, 2010 7:54 AM
    Looks too big to be convenient. It'd just be annoying to not have a real keyboard on what looks like it should just be a regular laptop.
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    hydraulicjj , September 14, 2010 8:46 AM
    Looks nice... Although if I was to buy one then I'd probably buy a physical keyboard and mouse (which I guess defeats the point really) so I can touch type instead and use both displays as a dual monitor setup (assuming it allows that, ofcourse).
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