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Acer's dual touch screen Iconia on sale

Techstination feature for Thursday, April 7, 2011

Not one touchscreen, but two, in the latest notebook from Acer.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Acer calls it the Iconia Touchbook and it is different from any other PC on the market.   It’s equipped with two touch enabled 14 inch high definition screens.   You type, by bringing up a virtual keyboard….like the one on the iPad.    But the second screen can also be used for applications.   Senior product manager Eric Ackerson…

With some of the Acer unique software that we’ve built into this, you, for instance, can have a news page open on one panel and a social site, or let’s say a Microsoft Word application type of thing, and you can cut and paste very easily by selecting around an article or a picture and then dragging it to the second screen where you can drop it into, for instance, a blog posting.”

The Iconia, full of high end features,  is priced at a fairly hefty 12 hundred dollars and the second screen adds a bit to the physical weight as well.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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