Acer Reveals Windows 7 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
    No it can't run crysis. But can macs do this, i dun think so ;D
  • cabose369
    it actually could run crysis just on a lower setting.
  • HansVonOhain
    will buy this if the screen was matte for multitouch
  • haunted one
    Superb specs for the price. Love it.
  • the_one111
    cabose369it actually could run crysis just on a lower setting.True. Which is decent for a notebook.
  • wildwell
    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.
  • Drag0nR1der
    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.
  • vaskodogama
    good, but the design is bulky
  • Sicundercover
    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.

  • 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!