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Acer’s dual-screen Iconia Touchbook gets $1,200 price tag

Acer revealed today that its new keyboard-less laptop, the Iconia Touchbook,
is slated for an April release with a sticker price of $1,199. The
Touchbook has garnered a lot of attention in the past few months due to
its unusual dual-touchscreen design. The notebook works essentially
like two tablet PCs hinged together, and can spread its workspace over
both displays, or turn one into a virtual keyboard for a more
traditional laptop feel.

The Touchbook runs Windows 7,
sports an Intel Core i5 processor — the same chip that comes standard
in the 13″ MacBook Pro — and a beefy 640GB hard drive. The Iconia also
comes packed with a software suite that makes full use of its unique
design. Included in the program package is a touch-based web browser
and a social network portal that lets you pull your Flickr, Facebook
and Youtube accounts into one easy-to-browse location.

Early
impressions of the device praise its dual displays for web browsing,
but note difficulty adapting to a large virtual keyboard that lacks any
tactile feedback. If the Touchbook piques your interest enough to
consider a purchase, let us know in the comments.

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