Acer to Release Dual-Screen Touchbook/Tablet

Acer is set to release a brand-new device that has two screens and is a tablet and laptop all in one.  The Iconia Touchbook, as it’s called, will be shipping in the US next month. It features two 14-inch screens made of high-strength Gorilla Glass (the same glass on the iPad and iPhone), and runs Windows 7 and a Core i5 chip.

Acer has created the entirely new interface to the dual-screen system, and it includes an odd “ring” option that allows users select items on screen by making th

eir hand a ‘claw’ and spinning onscreen images. Other elements include an onscreen keyboard that turns it into, basically, a regular laptop.

It will retail for $1,199, which seems like a pretty good deal considering its competition. Acer says it is ‘intuitive to use’ and is customizable to personal needs. The product combines the power of Intel Core i5 with the familiarity of Windows 7. It was a winner of this year’s prestigious “Last Gadget Standing” at CES, and it was noted for incorporating the best features of any tablet or notebook device.

Senior product manager at Acer America, Eric Ackerson, said, “The Acer Iconia Touchbook delivers a computing and visual experience like no other. Whether the Touchbook is used by a small business owner or a student, its unique dual screen design enhances the interaction they will have with their digital data.”

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