Right now, the main attention paid to tablets is in the iPad space, and its many clones. It’s known as TouchPortal, and it lets you drag content, such as photos and videos onto a panel in the middle of the screen, then view or play them. It’s hard to find out exactly what Acer has used here, but the horrific slight give in the screen as you press it, makes it feel like it’s resistive rather than capacitive. Apple’s Touch Bar — a thin screen that replaces the function keys on the new MacBook Complementing the gigabit Ethernet on the networking front is Features Most tablets to date have been more focused on battery power than performance power, and the Aspire PT is no different.

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Open it up and it functions like a normal netbook, but there’s a twist: Acer has also included its own touchscreen software, which is activated by flicking up one corner of the screen. For Beefy components Nice design.

Could it be that the resolution is just too high for this to properly function in a touchscreen fashion? It makes it feel quite squishy and cheap.

It’s true that you can increase the size of your icons and text, but acet wants to make their laptop bluetootb like a SimplicITy PC?

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This is great if you want to wall-mount them in your fantasy kitchen that doesn’t exist, but not so great when you find yourself leaning across your desk, at a weird angle, to use an interface that’s probably never going to be as intuitive and responsive as a good ol’ keyboard and mouse.


It seems strange, then, that Acer has opted for a rubbish integrated graphics chip: Don’t show this again. Not bad at all.

That unit conked out one minute short of two hours, but the PT was just getting warmed up. Acer’s Aspire PT, then, could be the Windows 7 device to change all that.

The screen swivel mechanism is ace and Acer has obviously put a lot of thought into its design. It kept going for a highly impressive five hours and three minutes before shutting itself down. 1820tp

News Reviews Insights TechRadar. Part of the problem is that slight give when using the screen, so you can’t tap it as you would an iPhone. Rather than being a monitor or all-in-one desktop PC, it’s a kind of tablet-netbooky thing. We were slightly less taken with blueyooth panel that sits above the keyboard, which features a slightly hypnotic silver swirl on it.

The included HDMI port means that displaying content on your whopping tellybox is nice and easy. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s TechRadar pro IT insights for business.

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On the software front, the PT comes with Windows 7 Home Premium blurtooth only a smattering of trialware and other included applications. It’s known as TouchPortal, and it lets you drag content, such as photos and videos onto a panel in the middle of the screen, then view or play them.


It’s nice to see a netbook that’s actually pushing the boat out a bit; even blyetooth the boat is being pushed by an index finger across a rather insensitive touchscreen. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

It’s skinny, and the screen rotates into a tablet form quickly and easily. Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga C, adding a trio of useful features that A couple of months ago Dave looked at the Albatron OTMwhich despite sounding like a Hollywood sex robot, was a touchscreen monitor. Acer’s latest, the PT is a small 85x We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. HD video playback is impressively sharp on the screen and it felt like a spritely little machine.

Definitely not a gaming laptop then. These stats alone put it head and shoulders above the current splurge of netbooks, even if it is three times their price. Compare it to the God of Touchscreens, who currently provides the one on the iPhone and it can’t come close, which means it’s probably not as good as the iPad’s either.

They’re the reason you see people using stupid styluses with their Samsung phones. The Good Exceptional battery life.