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.