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Acer Working on a Touchscreen Keyboard Laptop

Digitimes reports that Acer is working on a frameless laptop that will use the back of the panel's glass substrate as the cover for the notebook. Citing "sources from notebook players," Digitimes says the super-slim laptop will also feature a touch keyboard, as opposed to a traditional, tactile touch keyboard.

Digitimes sources say Acer will adopt Corning's reinforced glass substrate, print color on the back and use the substrate like a notebook cover for a frameless design. The move will make for an ultra-slim design and will also reduce cost of materials.

The laptop is said to be launching in the second half of this year.

  • sliem
    How about durability?
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  • schmich
    What's behind a bezel that makes them so hard to remove anyways?
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  • curnel_D
    I think the bezel-less feature is more important than the touch screen keyboard.
    schmichWhat's behind a bezel that makes them so hard to remove anyways?Basically just traditional design. There's really nothing behind the bezel aside from the screen power source, that can easily be moved into the base of the laptop itself.
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  • buwish
    I'm sure it will look pretty cool, but yes, the durability issue may be concerning for some.
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  • JasonAkkerman
    How about just a standalone touchscreen keyboard?

    Then I can set it up and get my Star Trek:TNG keyboard I have always wanted!
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  • igot1forya
    Soon, the Star Trek LCARS interface will be an option...
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  • steiner666
    Sounds like a flimsy piece of shit that would be a bitch to type on. I already find regular laptop keyboards to be a pain to type on. I like clicky full-sized keys
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  • babybeluga
    Acer working on a non-marketable touch screen keyboard*

    There, I fixed the title for you.
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  • lotri
    One problem I can foresee is that you won't be able to replace just the keyboard if it breaks. You'd have to replace the machine.
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  • pocketdrummer
    As if hunt-n-peck typing wasn't so bad already, now you reward it with a "cool feature".

    Ugh...
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