iPad 2 vs Acer Touchbook Dual-Screen: Price Deciding Factor?

In a market where tablet devices are seemingly growing week by week, its a job to keep up with what’s currently available and what’s about to hit retailers in the coming months. Two to speak of are Apple’s iPad 2 which released just a month ago and the Acer Touchbook Dual-Screen tablet which we recently reported as coming in the next few weeks.

Before now we have compared the new next generation iPad with other devices such as the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC Flyer and HP TouchPad, so it only seems fitting to bring another into the equation. Firstly we will kick off by telling you that the Acer 6120 Touchbook will be running on Windows 7 using an Intel Core i5 processor therefore giving it the complete power of a notebook, but wait, there’s the dual-screens to discuss.

Winning the award of “Last Gadget Standing” at the recent CES show in January, the Touchbook gives an impressive 14-inch LED dual-screen which can be used by typing or finger touch. As well as this the device packs 4GB of RAM, 640GB hard drive, USB 3.0, 1.3MP webcam and so on, but as AppleInsider pointed out, although a tad bit on the expensive side, Acer‘s offering is definitely worth taking notice of as its a pretty powerful device.

One such point to raise along with the price of the Acer that we will mention, is that the battery is the only downside to this device. Running on a non-removable battery, Acer claim it can run on a full charge for up to 3 hours, not very long, and this could be due to the two screens working alongside one another.

All that is left to report on, is the fairly hefty price which will set you back $1,199.99, OK, so once that little bombshell has now been dropped, what is really comes down to is of course personal choice, and how much you are trying to steer away from the very popular iPad 2. Give us your thoughts.