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Acer Iconia 6120

Acer Iconia 6120
alaScore 87

47 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. There are some less positive opinions about the value for money.

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value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Iconia 6120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Acer Iconia 6120

 

The Acer Iconia 6120 laptop is one of those marquee, "halo" products meant to draw attention to the brand as much as to satisfy everyday computing needs. In many ways it's a pretty ordinary 14-inch laptop. The standout feature, however, is its second...

Dual multitouch screens offer unique capabilities ; Stylish design

Uses last-gen Intel processor ; Poor battery life ; Soft keyboard slows typing

Though Acer did a decent job with the touch features, replacing the lower deck with a touchscreen is a poor trade-off.

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Acer Iconia 6120 Touchbook review

 

The Iconia Touchbook is more akin to a proof of concept or a prototype: some great ideas skinned over a platform that can't handle it (Windows 7) and built into hardware not ready for prime time. The Touchbook, as Acer calls it,...

Dualscreen form factor is interesting ; Virtual keyboard and Handwriting works

Two-hour battery life ; Bulky, heavy form factor ; Windows 7 still not touch-friendly

A prototype that escaped the lab all too soon

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Acer ICONIA 6120 Dual-Screen Touchbook (14" - Core i5 480M - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 640 GB HDD)

 

Acer's inventive Iconia laptop falls into that exclusive category we sometimes call executive laptops. These are typically high-priced, highly designed systems that look great on a CEO's desk or in the first-class airline lounge. But they're also...

The Acer Iconia's innovative dual-touch-screen design and virtual keyboard work better than you'd expect, and unlike other dual-screen PCs we've seen, this one has enough CPU power for everyday tasks.

Speed typists will find that the virtual keyboard has a hint of a lag, and its (virtual) touch pad is needlessly small. It's also saddled with last year's Intel CPUs, rather than the latest generation, which might have given it better battery life.

Unlike a lot of other unique proof-of-concept laptops, the Acer Iconia is fun to use and largely works as advertised. But it has a hard time answering the most frequent question we hear about it: why would anyone need a dual-touch-screen laptop?

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Acer Iconia 6120

 

Sporting dual 14-inch touchscreens and innovative software, the Acer Iconia 6120 makes Windows more touch-friendly, but its bulk and short battery life are turn-offs.

We've slammed a lot of Windows-based consumer tablets for not taking the touch experience seriously, so Acer deserves some credit for innovating here. The Acer Ring interface on the Iconia 6120 is a cool way to interact with the notebook; the touch...

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Acer Iconia 6120

 

After having 10 of my colleagues try out the virtual keyboard, I found that the touch typists had the toughest time with it because the "feel" of the keys wasn't there. Those who hunt and peck, on the other hand, did better because they tend to look at...

Dual screens equals lots of screen real estate. Innovative touch software bundle. Reasonably priced. USB 3.0 port included. Its TouchBrowser utilizes both screens

Virtual keyboard will anger and flummox most typists. Big and heavy for a tablet or laptop. Bottom screen is hard to use under a bright light. Media card slot reader is an external USB attachment. Gesture editor and number of other utilities are too...

The Acer Iconia 6120 is a unique and innovative take on multitasking, but the virtual keyboard and Acer's touch software pack aren't ready for prime time.

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Acer Iconia 6120 Dual-Screen Laptop

 

We've seen little innovation in laptop design in the last few years. Most companies seem to think that using a brushed aluminum finish or adding Intel's latest mobile CPU is all they need to do to freshen a product line. Still, Acer's not the first...

Unique dual-screen design ; Windows OS extensions from Microsoft and Acer make good use of dual screens, touch features ; Interesting collection of touch-enabled applications ; Decent CPU performance ; Included multi-format memory card reader

Large, heavy, and expensive ; Poor battery life ; No recovery disks included ; No internal optical drive ; Very poor graphics performance ; Lots of bloatware

Although we strive for objectivity here at Benchmark Reviews, please remember that each author perceives these points differently, and our conclusions and recommendations will necessarily differ from others. Also, prices can fluctuate and designs...

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Acer Iconia-6120 Touchbook

 

No category of computing is bigger and bolder here in early 2011 than touch-interface tablet computers. Some very big players—RIM, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, and others—are all trying to gain a foothold against Apple's field-leading iPads. Not...

Unique two-screen design ; Customizable virtual keyboard ; Good performance

Too big and heavy for traditional tablet-use scenarios ; Poor battery life ; Very hard to touch-type on

This device's dual 14-inch LCDs make for an unusual hybrid of notebook and tablet, but its design and battery life simply demand too many compromises.

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"Needed a new laptop and this one looked pretty cool."

 

Have had it 3 days now and slowly finding my way around it. Its not a laptop to take any were and expect to spend much time on with out useing the charger. Will not be listing to music or watching a move on the airplane. If I had known the battery was...

Touch screen very good and love the keyboard. Spill proof and crum proof.

Battery life is terrible. Theres no CD/DVD player. Must be a windows program but can't stand this little box for spell check that follows you around when ever you type something. Have to find out how to get it disabled.

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very slow ..

 

I also found very very slow in keyboard and mouse touch ... its really a problem to use this pc comfortably...its really disappointed me

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"very slow .."

 

I also found very very slow in keyboard and mouse touch ... its really a problem to use this pc comfortably...its really disappointed me

what more ....

nothing to say...

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