Acer Concept Laptop Features No Keyboards, Two Touchscreens

Acer introduces a concept product that they think could lead the next level of laptops. The Iconia features two capacitive touchscreens, both with 1,366 x 768 resolution, and no keyboard as it is replaced by the second touchscreen. The idea behind this creation is that having two touchscreens increases what users can do with the device.

Despite having dual screens, the Iconia is still supposed to function as a laptop. This means that there is only one way to view it, with one screen functioning as the navigator and keyboard, and that it cannot be unfolded in such a way that it becomes a giant tablet.

By design, the insides of this concept device include a Core i5 processor, integrated graphics set, 4GB of DDR3, a 2.5-inch HDD, 3G connectivity, and a USB 3.0 port. Expect this spec list to change, however, as it nears mass production. That is, if it comes to that.

Software-wise, the Iconia features a suite of touch-based apps such as a journal, a scrap book, and a social stream. The main feature of the second screen is the “Acer Ring” and gesture editor, which enable users to utilize the device by “grabbing” the screen or putting their palms on it. However, the device is supposed to run on Windows 7, which is not that friendly when it comes to touch-based navigation.

The Acer Iconia has promise. Let’s see if that holds true once the actual product is out.

Source: CrunchGear

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