During the Microsoft press conference that kick started CES 2011, they demonstrated some of the amazing technology they will be releasing this year. Most of which were tablet laptops and netbooks, all with their own unique style. The Acer Iconia were one of those laptops, and with two touch screen capabilities, it was certainly one of THE laptops to look out for this year.
Having the chance to go a bit more hands on with this item at CES this year, I have to say, the technology used seemed especially promising. The Acer representative showed me how you can view an entire website using this new laptop, as you can see the rest of the content where your keyboard may normally be. Need the keyboard you say? Place five fingers onto the part of the laptop where the keyboard would normally be and a touch screen keyboard will appear right before your fingertips.
The keyboard is something you have to adjust to; the touch screen is a bit too sensitive for my taste. My palm kept getting in the way of the tablet so as I tried typing, I kept hitting random keys I didn’t mean to. The rep said it was something to adjust to, and it would get easier after owning the product for awhile, but I am pretty sure as the Acer rep, you have to say stuff like that.
They also have this ring that pops up when you place five fingers on the keyboard portion of the laptop, which will bring up these folders that will allow you to look and you music, your video content, and photo library.
Did I mention their super awesome crop future of this device? You simply drag your finger of the picture, hold your finger over the selected picture, copy, and bam, you have it right there.
Would I buy this product? No, I am not very comfortable with the idea of an all-touch keyboard. Do I think this item is amazing? Yes. It was so much fun playing with this. So how much will this 1366 x 748 pixel tablet laptop cost you? The rep wasn’t entirely sure, but estimated the price at around $1500-$1800. Anticipated release date is February-March 2011.
What do you guys think? Worth it?