Acer introduces 5, 7, 10 inch tablets, dual-screen notebook

Acer is unveiling a new line of touch-enabled computers today, along with a new media store for users to purchase and download music, video, games, and newspapers. Engadget is covering the news in a liveblog, but here’s what we know so far:

  • Acer plans to launch 5, 7, and 10 inch tablet computers
  • The company is also showing a new dual-screen notebook called the Iconia with a virtual on-screen keyboard on one screen. It looks a lot like the Toshiba Libretto W100… but bigger. It runs Windows 7.
  • There’s a 10.1 inch convertible tablet-style netbook due out in February with an AMD chip, 2 cameras, HDMI output, and Windows 7.

It looks like Acer has developed some pretty serious touch-capable software for interacting with the Iconia laptop. The display brings up an Acer menu when you place five fingers on the screen. There are touch-friendly apps for videos, photos and a web browser that’s been optimized for touch controls.

As far as tablets, Acer plans to launch a 10.1 inch model in April that will run the version of Android Google keeps promising will be optimized for tablets. It will have a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, support for Flash 10.1, a 5MP rear-facing camera, as well as a lower resolution front-facing camera, and HDMI output.

Also in April, Acer will introduce a 4.8 inch mini-tablet with a 1024 x 480 pixel display, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, HD video recording, 6-axis motion sensing, and an LED flash. This little guy will be able to make phone calls and walks the line between tablet and smartphone, much like the 5 inch Dell Streak.

Acer also has a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel tablet with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU in the works. Like the others, it’s not due out until April.

You can find more photos from Engadget after the break…. or at Engadget.

Update: The folks at Laptop Magazine got their hands on some press shots, including a few you can see after the break.

  • Monkeyking

    I think weight would be a huge issue. Anything dual screen would need to be made with far more though then what I see above. Making a good laptop is easy. Making a good tablet is a bit harder requiring a bit more engineering expertise. But making a duel screen tablet…sorry you really need to be pulling out all the stops to get the perfect size to weigh ratio while providing a decent battery size for the weight.

  • Anonymous

    This looks beautiful, I hope this is the first model with dual displays. Here is a customized software for multitouch in windows 7, StNotepad Touch with multi-touch gestures for all text editing actions like cut, copy, paste, delete, space, backspace, enter, tab, undo, redo, selectall etc. If anyone find any new softwares reply. I am very big fan of Windows 7 Multi-touch

  • Anonymous

    I read that Acer has developed some pretty serious touch-capable software for interacting with the Iconia laptop. Here is one example of Multi-touch software, StNotepad Touch with multi-touch gestures for all text editing actions like cut, copy, paste, delete, space, backspace, enter, tab, undo, redo, selectall etc… This will be helpful for editing text without traditional keyboard and mouse.