Acer is working on a dual-touchscreen multitouch laptop with no physical keyboard or mouse that would be available by fall 2011, according to several reports. Instead of using physical inputs, one touchscreen would function as the display and one would act as the keyboard and trackpad, similar to Toshiba’s Libretto W100. Acer’s device is reportedly sporting two 15-inch touchscreens, runs Windows 7 and has an Intel Core i5 2.67GHz processor under the hood, according to TechReview Source.
No further specs about the device are available, such as RAM, storage capacity, or whether the it wil handle pen-based touch inputs as well as Windows 7’s multitouch.
TechReviewSource claims it is trying to get a video of Acer’s dual screen laptop in action, but an anonymous source tells the blog Acer’s prototype is “slow and buggy.” That wouldn’t be surprising considering the device is supposed to be in development and wouldn’t launch until late 2011.
But a 15-inch dual screen laptop is an awfully large and presumably expensive device to produce — especially when it’s not clear if anyone would even want a dual-touchscreen laptop. However, Engadget reported in August that the Libretto W100 sold very quickly during its debut on Amazon.