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    News - Acer announces dual-screen Iconia laptop

    Windows-based laptop / tablet finally revealed, and arriving in the UK in January.
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    Re: News - Acer announces dual-screen Iconia laptop

    Looks very nice..bit like the toshiba libretto that was around for a while earlier in the year. Shame it's an acer though, I would have serious doubts about it's quality..however I will definitely be looking at one in the flesh when it's released!

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    Re: News - Acer announces dual-screen Iconia laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Shame it's an acer though, I would have serious doubts about it's quality..
    It depends on where it falls in the Acer catalogue - the Aspire series is pretty solid (zero issues with our 40-odd 2 year old laptops now), though ours are hardly head-turners - while the Extensa series is horrible in my experience, with batteries not lasting a year, a scorched mainboard and nasty plasticy build (though far better build quality than the atrocious Toshiba non-Pro Satellites).

    I'd hope for £1,500 they're going to fall into the top-end bracket and will be at least as solid as the Aspires.

    Not one for me though. Too expensive, poor battery life (to be expected with 2 screens of course) and too niche - I've plenty of uses for dual-screens on my desktop, but can't think what I'd personally use 2 for in a tablet... and I've zero interest in tablets at the moment anyway.

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    Re: News - Acer announces dual-screen Iconia laptop

    Depends on your experiences I guess - i've had experience with acer laptops in the budget and mid-range and found them to be very poor in both cases. and 2 friends have purchased their desktops only for them to break within 2 years..can't say much good about the monitors either really.

    I know they have a "premium" range in each form factor but it's hard to get past the psychological barriers =) It's like tesco value cookies..you know they actually do taste nice but the rest of the range puts you off

    Didn't see the £1500 price tag bit - way overpriced for what it is..you can get librettos for less than that on import, and i'd much rather buy toshiba than Acer any day!

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    Re: News - Acer announces dual-screen Iconia laptop

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    Re: News - Acer announces dual-screen Iconia laptop

    At least with this you aren't going to get the truly terrible keyboards that you normally get on Acer laptops. I'm not terribly fussy about keyboards (I know some are) but the only ones I've had real issues with in recent years have been on Acer laptops I've used. Thankfully I've never had to use one long term.

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