Acer introduced a wide range of touch screen gadgets this year at CES 2011 including the widely awaited Acer Iconia Dual screen laptop. It is a dual touch screen laptop with high-brightness Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCDs with a virtual keyboard and a touch user interface. It won the Last Gadget Standing at CES 2011 which means it will be one of the most eagerly awaited gadgets this year. This device is said to be similar to Toshiba’s Libretto w100.
It is said to have a dual 14 inch touch screen with a 1366 X 768 resolution, Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit) and a mobile Core i5 processor and 4GB of DDR3 RAM with integrated Intel HD graphics, and USB 2.0 and 3.0, and 320/500/640/750 GB HDD. An inbuilt CrystalEye webcam and microphone powered by a 4-cell battery and hosting multiple connectivity options including Bluetooth 3 and 3G WWAN and Ethernet. It also sports a MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 20 hours of stand-by time and is available in 5 different colors.
Another device released was the Acer Iconia Tab A500. It was released in direct competition with Apple iPad and Samsung Tab. It features a 10.1 multi touch screen with the Google Android OS (Android HoneyComb) and NVIDIA Tegra 2 as the CPU. CES 2011 also saw Motorola Xoom and Notion Ink Adam as new tablets released. It is propped to be a gaming masterpiece with its great graphics and surprisingly powerfully responsive touch screen and it is touted to be running the Android Honeycomb not Gingerbread which is going to make this a huge hit based on the hype around Honeycomb.
Acer has a power packed 2011 ahead of it. If it plays its cards right and keeps up with its promised releases, it will be ruling the consumer market this year. The Acer Iconia Tab A500Tablet and Acer Iconia Dual screen Laptop appear to be real show stealers and have already rocked CES 2011. Also the two new Android powered phones will add to an ever increasing number of smart phones in the Android family.