Acer Unveils Dual Touchscreen Iconia Laptop

Acer has pulled the curtains on a Windows-based device called the Iconia that comes with two dual touchscreen displays, a design reminiscent of the Microsoft Courier.

The Iconia was presented a few hours ago during an event held in New York by Acer. The two dual multi-touch screens are 14-inch models with a screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels.

The laptop is based on an Intel Core i5 model, either the 480m or the 560m or the 580m, with the last one clocked at a rather impressive 3.33Ghz while consuming only 35W.

The Iconia comes with up to 8GB DDR3 memory, up to 1TB hard disk drive (optional SSD), Intel HD graphics with 128MB dedicated memory, a HDMI port, one year global warranty and Dolby compatibility.

There's also a 1.3-megapixel webcam, SPDIF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GbE LAN, three USB ports (including a USB 3.0 one), a VGA port and the whole thing is powered by a 4-cell 3000mAh battery.

Acer says that the Iconia should last at least three hours which we suspect is rather optimist. As expected, the laptop comes with a number of preloaded applications and runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

No pricing or release dates for the UK have been published yet.