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Acer Dual-Screen, Multitouch Laptop Leaks Out 77

An anonymous reader writes "A 15" laptop from Acer that is currently in production features dual-multitouch displays, one for the main display and one as the keyboard/mouse. It has a 2.67GHz Intel Core i5 processor and runs Windows 7. No release date or pricing information yet as this unit is still heavily in production/testing phases." Replacing a keyboard with a touchscreen sounds like a mixed blessing to me, but not everyone agrees. Witness the (great big) Kno dual-touchscreen e-reader, and the Toshiba Libretto W100 dual-screen mini-laptop, now shipping in Japan.
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Acer Dual-Screen, Multitouch Laptop Leaks Out

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  • Seriously, WTF? (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 12, 2010 @12:18PM (#33553254)

    Touchscreen keyboards are worthless for those who know how to type properly.

    Touch as a supplemental control method works, but as a primary or only input method for data it is strictly a marketing gimmick intended to maximize sales to the clueless masses.

  • by reboot246 ( 623534 ) on Sunday September 12, 2010 @10:30PM (#33557690) Homepage
    Amen! There's no way I could type 100+ words per minute without a real keyboard. I rarely ever look at the keyboard while typing. My current keyboard is an old IBM monster that weighs in at about 5 pounds, but it's a dream to type on!
    (and no stupid Windows key getting in the way)

Experience varies directly with equipment ruined.