Check out the Dual Screen Acer Iconia in Action

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • nice. but ..........ehh using touchscreen = alot of fingerprint
  • victorintelr
    Now that's an interesting concept, my question is how long will the battery last?
  • digitalrazoe
    now .. THAT's a tablet...If they would only release this to the general public... when ? When ? WHEN ???
  • K3vBot6000
    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.
  • schmich
    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.
  • ProDigit10
    so a person missing an arm and a finger won't be able to bring up the menu...
  • cartzz
    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.
  • Randomacts
    Look! It is a giant DS!!!
  • Didn't Microsoft recently file a Patent on just such a concept earlier this year?
  • alyoshka
    Hasn't MSI come out with it's laptop like this long back?