Starting today, you'll be able to preorder Acer's highly anticipated Iconia dual-touchscreen 6120 Touchbook. As the world's first and only tablet to feature two touch-enabled 14-inch high-definition widescreen LED backlit displays, the Iconia Touchbook gives you a whole new way to interact with digital content. Each LCD is a full touchscreen that can be customized to your liking and used for navigation. For example, the bottom display can be used with the virtual keyboard while browsing the web with the top screen. Alternatively, you could watch a video on the top screen and browse a multimedia library on the bottom screen. The possibilities are endless.
Acer has included a number of really cool software features with the Iconia Touchbook that provides many ways to interact with the tablet. For example, when you place five fingers in a circular pattern on the bottom display, the Acer Ring Control Interface will appear. Additionally, when you put both palms on the bottom screen, the virtual full-sized keyboard will instantly appear. A numeric touchpad with handwriting recognition is also available for input.
Acer describes the Iconia Touchbook as "A truly unique experience." We have to agree – we haven't seen anything like it yet, and can't wait to get our hands on one for a full review!
Acer Iconia Touchbook Dual-Screen Tablet Provides Engaging,
Natural Way to Interact with Digital Data
World's First and Only Tablet Featuring Two 14-inch Touch Screen Displays
Now Available for Pre-Sale in the U.S. and Canada
SAN JOSE, CA - March 29, 2011 - Acer today announced that its much anticipated dual screen tablet, the Iconia-6120 Dual-Screen Touchbook is now available for pre-sale in North America. Providing a powerful, immersive touch experience like no other, it is the world's first and only tablet to offer two touch-enabled 14-inch high-definition widescreen LED backlit LCDs.
Intuitive to use and customizable to individual needs, it combines the power of Intel Core i5 processing with the familiarity of Windows 7, and is destined to change how people use technology to engage with the world. A winner of this year's prestigious "Last Gadget Standing" award at CES, the Iconia was noted for incorporating the best features of any notebook or tablet device.
With the flexibility to use a finger, type on a virtual keyboard, or use a combination of both, the Iconia Touchbook provides many ways to make the computing experience a truly personal one. Consumers can customize what is shown on each screen, allowing them to watch a video on the top screen and browse their multimedia library on the bottom one, or view a single web page across the two displays. Using the bottom screen to manage and control the action on the top screen keeps presentations, movies or web pages free of icons and other navigational tools.
Extremely durable and scratch resistant, the Iconia's 14-inch LCDs are made of ultra-thin Gorilla(r) Glass from Corning, a renowned manufacturer of extremely durable glass. With a wipe and clean coating, it's easy to keep the displays shiny and smudge-free.
"The Acer Iconia Touchbook delivers a computing and visual experience like no other," said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing manager, Acer America. "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. Our compelling design and applications will let them discover new and much more personal ways to communicate and enjoy the computing experience, regardless of whether it's work related or for personal enjoyment."
The Heart of Iconia - the Acer Ring Control Interface
The unique Acer Ring Control Interface makes navigating by touch simple and intuitive. By placing five fingers in a circular pattern on the bottom display, the Acer Ring appears, providing instant access to favorite applications and features. From this point, consumers can use their fingertip or launch the virtual keyboard to change the tablet's settings, surf the web, capture screen images, post photos and status updates to a social network, watch a movie and more, all in the manner most comfortable and natural to them.
AppCards Provide Quick and Easy Access to Productivity and Entertainment-Based Applications Appearing on the either side of the Acer Ring is a unique set of Iconia touch-based applications, called AppCards. Using a finger, users can scroll to the one they want, and simply tap it to have instant access to a range of compelling programs ideal for either business or home use.
Easy-to-use Tools Make Navigating Intuitive and Fun Appearing directly on the Acer Ring are a number of useful functions and tools, including Virtual Keyboard, Gesture Editor, Capture, Webclip, Windows Manager and Device Control. Tapping the desired tool's icon brings it up for immediate use.
Clear.fi makes data sharing convenient in small office environment or the home
Making it easy to share multimedia content, the Acer Iconia Touchbook features clear.fi, Acer's digital media sharing solution. Clear.fi automatically connects all Acer devices on a network (smartphones, notebooks, desktops, HD media players and storage devices) and then gathers and organizes media files by type (video, music, photo, pre-recorded TV).
Users can browse the categories and then drag and drop the media to any of the connected PCs or devices for playback.
No-Compromises Tablet Features Leading Technology for Maximum Productivity and Fun
A super charged tablet filled with enough leading technology to rival many desktop and notebook PCs in performance, the Iconia-6120 Dual-Screen Touchbook is powerful enough to handle demanding applications and graphic intensive multimedia files. Featuring an Intel(r) Core(tm) i5 Processor with Intel(r) Turbo Boost Technology(2), 4GB of memory and Intel(r) HD graphics, the Touchbook is equipped for heavy lifting. In addition, Dolby(r) Advanced Audio(tm) v3 brings vibrant sound to business presentations, movies, music, and games.
Windows 7 Premium 64-bit provides a familiar computing environment, and is compatible with today's most popular applications and media formats, and supports full web browsing with Adobe(r) Flash(r) Player 10.1. For professional environments, Windows 7 delivers what is expected in a business-class PC: manageability, security and the ability to run the applications used within most organizations today, including Microsoft Office.
To maximize productivity, the Touchbook includes the new USB 3.0 standard with a top speed that's 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0; a 25GB high definition video file can be transferred from an external USB 3.0 storage device in just 70 seconds and stored on the roomy 640GB SATA hard drive(3).
Two 2.0 USB ports and an HDMI port are also included.
A 1.3 megapixel HD webcam is ideal for face-to-face videoconferencing or for staying in touch with business associates, friends and family. Connect reliably with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(tm) or Gigabit Ethernet LAN from work, home or while on-the-go. Weighing in at just 6.18 pounds, it's as convenient to carry as any notebook computer, and fits comfortably in a briefcase or backpack.
U.S. Configurations, Pricing and Availability
With an MSRP of $1,199.99, the Acer Iconia-6120 Touchbook is available for pre-sale now and will be available in April at leading retailers nationwide.
Canada Configurations, Pricing and Availability
With an MSRP of $1,199.00(CAD), the Acer Iconia-6120 Touchbook will be available in April through authorized Canadian resellers.
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