The latest Good E-Reader news has Acer announcing a new Tablet PC to be out in the USA market this summer called the 1825PT. This new unit has a touch screen that allows users to play video and music files by dragging them onto a “virtual wall”, surf the web with its “touch optimized” browser and type in the odd note to self with Touchmemo.
The rotating display can be folded over for what Acer calls tablet mode, but it does not explain why this is any better than a normal notebook.
The device comes with a rather impressive configuration; an Intel Dual Core ULV SU4100 processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 2MB L2 cache, an 11.6-inch 1366×768 pixel touch screen, Windows 7 64-bit, 3GB RAM, a 250GB hard disk drive. Graphics wise, the 1825PT has an Intel GS45 Express graphics chipset.
The computer has a 5-in-1 card reader, VGA webcam, 3 USB ports, HDMI and VGA output, MIC and headphone jacks, and Ethernet as well as 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and an optional 3G module. The Acer Aspire 1825PT comes with a 6 cell, 5600 mAh, and 62 Whr battery and weighs 3.8 pounds. It measures 11.2″ x 8.2″ x 1.36″. All models ship with Windows 7 Home Premium and support blue tooth 2.0.
This notebook computer is available for preorder right now in the UK and will retail for around 700 Pounds Sterling. It will also be for sale this summer in the USA and Canada.
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