Acer has entered the Windows 7-based Tablets fray with the launch of the Iconia 484G64 and Iconia Tab W500.
Featuring not one, but two touchscreen displays, the Iconia 484G64 is the highlight of Acer's new Tablet lineup.
Both 14in LED-backlit touchscreens have a 1,366 x 768-pixel resolution and supports multi-touch input for up to 10-finger touches.
Acer said users will be able to create their own custom gestures to open applications or websites using the "Gesture Editor" feature.To type text, users need only to place both palms on the bottom screen to bring up a full-size virtual Qwerty keyboard.
Though the screens are ultra-thin they are extremely durable with a scratch resistant surface, the company said.
The dual-screen Tablet is powered by an Intel Core i5-480M (2.6GHz) processor and comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 640GB hard disk and integrated Intel HD graphics.
Other features include an Acer Crystal Eye webcam and Dolby-enhanced audio.
The Iconia 484G64 has a four-cell battery that Acer claimed offers up three hours of usage.
Meanwhile, the Iconia Tab W500 is a unique hybrid Tablet that can be used like a regular Tablet for portability and as a standard notebook via a dockable keyboard.
The extremely portable Tablet only weighs 970g and has a 10.1in LED-backlit touchscreen (1,280 x 800-pixels) that supports finger-touch and auto-screen orientation.
The Tablet is equipped with an AMD C-50 (1GHz) processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM and AMD Radeon HD6250 graphics.
It also has a 32GB SSD (solid state drive) for internal storage as well as enhanced Dolby audio support.
The Iconia Tab W500 has dual Acer Crystal Eye webcams - on the front and back of the Tablet - for taking pictures and video chatting.
Other features include HDMI support and a 2-in-1 SD and MMC card reader. Acer claims the Tablet's three-cell battery will last up to six hours.
In terms of connectivity, both Tablets support Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet and HDMI.
The Iconia 484G64 is available now at RM3,699 while the Iconia Tab W500 will be available next month for RM1,699.
A new Timeline
Acer also launched its latest 14in Aspire TimelineX 4830TG notebook. The notebook has an Intel Core i5-2410M processor (2.3GHz), 4GB DDR3 RAM and a 640GB hard disk.
In terms of graphics, it packs in an nVidia GeForce GT540 card. It also has Optimized Dolby Home Theatre audio enhancement and HDMI connectivity.
Its six-cell battery is said to give up to eight hours of usage.
Additionally the notebook comes with an 8x DVD Super Multidrive as well as a multi-card reader.
The Aspire TimelineX 4830TG will hit local store shelves at the end of April