The Acer Iconia Touchbook isn’t the most compact notebook or tablet on the market. But with two 14 inch touchscreen displays, it’s certainly one of the most unusual. Acer first introduced the computer with a touchscreen where you’d normally find a keyboard last year. Now Acer has announced the Touchbook will go on sale in the US and Canada for about $1200 starting in April.
I got a chance to spend a few minutes with the Touchbook at CES… and I can’t quite figure out exactly what you’d do with this little monster. Still, if you like the idea of typing on a virtual keyboard, or opening up a laptop to view two side-by-side 14 inch displays, I guess it’s nice to have the option.
The Acer Iconia Touchbook features an Intel core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 640GB hard drive. It supports VGA and HDMI output, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and has a 1.3MP camera. The computer comes with touch specific software including a virtual keyboard, gesture editor, and window manager. The Windows 7 computer also includes a touch-friendly web browser and touchscreen photo, music, and video apps.