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Check out the Dual Screen Acer Iconia in Action

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 47 comments

The massive tabtop... err... laplet?

Earlier this week we saw Acer reveal a handful of new products that aren’t anything like its traditional laptop or desktop offerings.

It's called the Iconia, and it looks like a laptop, but it's more like a dual screen touch sensitive tablet.

Check out Jane's written report on them here and then check out the rather extensive demonstration videos below for what they look like in action.

Acer Iconia

Acer Iconia

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    Randomacts , November 27, 2010 2:37 AM
    Look! It is a giant DS!!!
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    victorintelr , November 26, 2010 11:47 PM
    Now that's an interesting concept, my question is how long will the battery last?
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    K3vBot6000 , November 27, 2010 12:28 AM
    Kind of cool but I wouldn't want one. The lack of physical keyboard and the 2.5-3 hours of battery are killers. More of a cool device than all that practical for my needs anyway.
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    Anonymous , November 26, 2010 11:47 PM
    nice. but ..........ehh using touchscreen = alot of fingerprint
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    victorintelr , November 26, 2010 11:47 PM
    Now that's an interesting concept, my question is how long will the battery last?
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    digitalrazoe , November 27, 2010 12:27 AM
    now .. THAT's a tablet...If they would only release this to the general public... when ? When ? WHEN ???
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    K3vBot6000 , November 27, 2010 12:28 AM
    Kind of cool but I wouldn't want one. The lack of physical keyboard and the 2.5-3 hours of battery are killers. More of a cool device than all that practical for my needs anyway.
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    schmich , November 27, 2010 12:30 AM

    I guess it's a laptop where single document typing is not its main use. As it is I have a hard time justifying it. Sure you don't have to alt-tab much to open a new folder/file but that saves you a fraction of a second...maybe even takes more time? Movies you don't need the second screen. Music one screen is also more than enough. Working is slightly helpful at best. Web browsing can be both better and worse. Having 2 documents open can be cool for a developer I guess as long as the keyboard automatically or quickly fades in/out or at least has some transparency. Maybe they'll come up with a dual-screen + keyboard laptop and in 5 years time we'll have one like that made with 3 touchscreens and so on.

    victorintelrNow that's an interesting concept, my question is how long will the battery last?

    Watch the video? 2.5-3 hours. A much better question is what is the life-span of the whole device considering it's Acer. The thing might fall apart after a few months.
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    ProDigit10 , November 27, 2010 12:43 AM
    so a person missing an arm and a finger won't be able to bring up the menu...
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    cartzz , November 27, 2010 1:56 AM
    to make the laptop last longer they should just have the keyboard in e-ink....but will all the functionality and then just have the normal screen above..the battery life would be much longer.
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    Randomacts , November 27, 2010 2:37 AM
    Look! It is a giant DS!!!
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    Anonymous , November 27, 2010 3:02 AM
    Didn't Microsoft recently file a Patent on just such a concept earlier this year?
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    alyoshka , November 27, 2010 3:04 AM
    Hasn't MSI come out with it's laptop like this long back?
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    Albyint , November 27, 2010 3:07 AM
    Thats a really cool idea, but if it was that big i dont think i could do away with the practicality and feel of having a keyboard. :-(
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    nukemaster , November 27, 2010 4:07 AM
    DS emulator with touch time :p 
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    xophaser , November 27, 2010 4:08 AM
    so what happens to your fingers after typing too much.
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    dEAne , November 27, 2010 5:14 AM
    laplet - very nice - microsoft has surface, they got it too.
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    dingo_d , November 27, 2010 6:33 AM
    Meh, if you have one touch screen, why would you need another, just for viewing?

    Kinda makes no sense...
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    Lutfij , November 27, 2010 7:01 AM
    brilliant, I'd want one for christmas!
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    Aionism , November 27, 2010 7:54 AM
    nukemasterDS emulator with touch time

    If you thought the DSi XL was big...
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    curiousgeorgieo , November 27, 2010 7:59 AM
    Usually when you type on a keyboard you gently rest your fingers on the asdfjkl;. What happens with a touchscreen kb :)  Hovertyping hell yeah!
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    renixis_infinity , November 27, 2010 8:00 AM
    Its kind of scary typing on this one IMO
    I wonder how much will this cost is my biggest question

    Although its missing a stylus pen to make it a humongous DS :p 
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    N.Broekhuijsen , November 27, 2010 9:53 AM
    curiousgeorgieoUsually when you type on a keyboard you gently rest your fingers on the asdfjkl;. What happens with a touchscreen kb Hovertyping hell yeah!

    Pressure sensitive?
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