Acer launched a new family of tablet computers in New York City on Tuesday. The world's second largest computer company showed off some impressive new hardware to go along with a stronger focus on how content is consumed.
The highlight of the presentation was the new ICONIA, a unique dual touch screen tablet computer, but Acer also unveiled a line of Android tablets at 10, 8, and 5 inches, and with the understanding that users require different devices for different needs, Acer has developed Clear.fi, a media sharing system that allows content to be shared across every device in a household. To help supply all of this content, Acer also introduced alive, its next generation store for content.
The dual screened ICONIA represented the theme of the day, which was Acer's focus on user experience. The device is incredibly multi-functional. If the user wants to see more of a webpage, with one touch, the page expands to the lower display. To type, the user just places his or her palms on the lower display and a keyboard comes up. The lower display can house navigation including applications like the Acer ring control interface. Both screens can also be used independently, browsing different web pages, or using different programs in each one. In any case, this one device can take on the form factor for the user's needs.