With the release of Microsoft’s new computer operating system, Windows 8, just a couple of weeks away, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), are busy announcing their offerings with the new operating system. We have already seen Windows 8 tablet and laptops from companies such as Asus, Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, and other. Today, Acer’s Windows 8 laptop has showed up on Home Show Network’s website, and the laptop is definitely a treat for those who just love using touch screen displays.
Yes, the new Acer Windows 8 laptop that we are talking about has a big 15.6 inch touch screen. How cool will that be? The touch screen is provided to take full advantage of the new Metro user interface in the Windows 8 operating system. But keep one thing in mind, touch screen will always cost you more. Hence, the laptop will also be expensive compared to other laptops with similar configurations, but without the touch screen display.
To begin with, the new Acer Windows 8 laptop comes with a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 – 3317U “Ivy Bridge” processor, which is a bit disappointing on the processor frequency. If you are the kind of person who carries a lot of multimedia content on your laptop, you are going to love this new laptop because it comes with a 750 GB hard drive. Also, there is also the rarely used device, the DVD drive. I do not even remember when I used my DVD drive. But that is a necessity for system recovery and stuff.
The laptop is just over an inch thick, which is still considered very bulky by people who are very fond of the extremely thin ultrabooks. The laptop weighs a standard in the class, 5.4 pounds. Even though these specs are a bit underwhelming, the 15.6 inch touch screen makes up to a few of them.
This massive touch screen has a standard resolution of 1, 366 x 768 pixels. So, are you interested? If so, the Home Shop Network has listed the device with a price tag of $999.95, and its “retail value” at about $1,334