Acer launches dual-screen tablet
Manama, December 6, 2010
Acer, a leading PC and notebook manufacturer, has unveiled a new concept device offering a new tablet experience, combining a conventional 14-inch form factor with a unique dual-screen layout and intuitive all-point multi-touch functionality.
With its two all-point multi-touch displays, the new Acer Iconia offers an enhanced content consumption experience and brings the interaction with the tablet to a new level, a statement said.
Multimedia, entertainment, communication, web browsing and office productivity seamlessly flow across the dual screen. To improve readability of web sites or documents, the window can be spread across both screens.
The dual screen also means you can do one thing in one screen and something else entirely on the other: you can browse a website on the top screen and view the contents of your favourite folder on the bottom one or you can watch a video on the top screen and check out your multimedia library in the other.
“We took this insight and created a range of easy to use devices with touch technology including smartphones, notebooks, AIO PCs, tablet and our latest addition, the Iconia Touchbook: this level of commitment to touch technology is something no other PC vendor can compete with,” said Jim Wong, Acer vice president and ITGO president.
“The Intel Core i5 processor together with our experience with touch technology has allowed us to completely remap the user experience to create a far more natural interaction with our devices.”
'Intel is proud that our close collaboration with Acer has helped to deliver the world’s first 10 finger multi-touch dual-screen notebooks with an exciting and innovative end-user experience, powered by the Intel Core i5 processor,” said Mooly Eden, vice-president of PC Client Group, Intel Corporation.
“Combining the adaptable and energy efficient performance of the Intel Core i5 processor with Acer's Iconia provides new and immersive ways to seamlessly view and interact with your favorite videos, photos, websites and movies.'
Both 14-inch displays have HD 1366x768 resolution, high-brightness Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCDs and feature technologies supporting all-point multi-touch for precise on-screen input. Protected by the ultra-thin yet durable Gorilla Glass, the displays are scratch and fingerprint resistant, according to the statement.
The Acer Ring appears simply by placing five fingers on the screen and making a grab gesture. The Acer Ring allows you to start touch applications by scrolling through the App cards and tapping on the one you choose. The Ring also provides fast access to: virtual keyboard, gesture editor, window manager, and device control console. – TradeArabia News Service