Acer Windows 8 Touch Screen Laptop Shows up for Sale

October 9, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The digital world seems to have nothing cheaper when it comes to uncompromised quality. Along with other systems, an Acer touch-screen Windows 8 laptop has popped up on the Home Shop Network.

Weighing about 5.4 pounds, the laptop has 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-3317U “IvyBridge” processor, 750 GB hard disk drive and thickness of over an inch.

For those who would like to carry a lot of multimedia content in their laptops, this device will do it with its vast disk space. There is also a DVD drive in it.

HSN has listed the device with a $999.95 price tag, while $1,334 will be its retail price. You won’t say that you expected it cheaper!

The 15.6-inch (1,366 x 1,080) touch screen is one aspect that makes it perfect for the Windows 8 touch centric interface. This feature alone sets it apart from Mac Books.

As we have already seen Windows 8 tablets and laptops from Asus, Sony, Toshiba and many more, the Windows 8 laptops from Acer with a touch screen will be a change for sure. You will definitely need the touch screen to take full advantage of Windows 8’s Metro interface.

Windows 8 is slated to go on sale on October 26. In the coming weeks and months, we expect announcements of touch-screen systems with higher-resolution too.

Having said that, the Acer laptop has a grainy screen and so it remains t be seen how it would survive competition.

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