Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Posted by Michael Knutson in "Acer Laptops & Netbooks" @ 10:00 AM
"The Acer Iconia 6120 isn't the first dual-screen Windows 7 tablet on the block. The Toshiba Libretto W105 had two 7-inch displays and was about the size and weight of a paperback, but its short battery life and lackluster software doomed that device to collectible status. The Iconia is different. It's more like a coffee table book, a book that features two large 14-inch displays and innovative touch-enabled software, plus a Core i5 processor. But does this $1,199 tablet-book represent the future of laptops, or is it just a pricey experiment destined to appeal only to early adopters?"
A bit heavy at around 6-pounds, the Iconia 6120 is an interesting experiment. Metal on the outside, gorilla glass on the inside. No physical keyboard at all. Upgrades are a no-brainer, as opening the bottom is simple, and the entire insides are exposed. The huge virtual keyboard looks easy to use, and even has a click sound available to simulate physical virtual key presses. Battery life is short, as one would expect with two screens, the processor is quick, and heat is tolerable, if on the warm side. Consensus is that the Iconia 6120 is innovative, with decent touch software, but it could be lighter, with better battery life.