Acer Teases Laptop With Odd Screen Hinge in a Star Trek Clip

Many different manufacturers are playing with methods to turn laptops into tablets by physically flipping the screen around. So far, we've seen some interesting designs from Dell, Lenovo, and particularly Asus, which had decided to make a notebook with two screens back to back.

Acer on the other hand, has figured out yet another way of flipping the screen around, and this one is quite intriguing. In partnership with its promotional partner, Acer has released a video teasing the laptop which shows the screen hinge in action, almost comparing it to the Starship USS Enterprise.

By having the screen lift up well beyond the heights of any normal laptop, the unit almost appears to be a small, portable, foldable all-in-one. While the video doesn't clearly show the laptop transforming into a tablet, based on the positioning of the hinge, it looks like that is the aim.

So while we're waiting for more information about the unit, enjoy the teaser below.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • bystander
    It would have been nice to see the new hinge in action. It almost looks like it has the capability to raise the height of the screen, which could be nice on a laptop, but the video shows more Star Trek than notebook.
  • InvalidError
    Completely agree with bystander. Acer logo aside, it is nearly impossible to tell what that video is about.
  • halcyon
    Acer...come on.
  • voltagetoe
    Very interesting - if it bends on to the keyboard like penabled laptop-tablets.
  • domingo13
    It looks like the screen folds back onto the hinge flat covering the keyboard. I don't know about anybody else but my experience with Acer has been less than stellar... At least the commercial was cool?
  • jrgray93
    This ad stinks of pointless, shameless advertising. I guess we'll find out what that thing is supposed to do later on.
  • tim1935
    STAR TREK!!!!