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Acer Iconia

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Acer Iconia. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and usability are generally positive. The screen and keyboard are also appreciated, but the size and price get less positive reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Iconia is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Iconia Dual Screen Tablet

 

Touchbook. The Iconia is the Ferrari in Acer's tablet campaign. W ...

Application performance ; Control concept ; Low waste heat ; Virtual keyboard/mouse

Narrow viewing angles ; No internal cardreader ; High weight & bulkiness ; Short battery life ; Long charge time ; No DVD drive ; Short manufacturer warranty

If you are accustomed to a tablet computer, you'll easily manage the Iconia and won't want a "real" notebook anymore

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Cross (pcworld.com)

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.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Miller (theverge.com)

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

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer ICONIA 6120 Dual-Screen Touchbook - 14 - Core i5 480M - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 640 GB HDD review: Acer ICONIA 6120 Dual-Scree

 

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?

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Acer Iconia 6120 Review

 

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...

Innovative touch software, Easy-to-use virtual keyboard, Strong overall performance, Quality webcam

Short battery life, Touch apps slow to load, No SD Card slot, Heavy

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: David Ramsey (benchmarkreviews.com)

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Acer Iconia 6120

 

Innovative design, decent price, excellent design and build., Innovative design, decent price, excellent design and build. Serious geek and cool factor. A dream come true for those who need multiple monitors on the road

Paltry battery life, heavy, not a product for those who do lots of data entry., Paltry battery life, heavy, not a product for those who do lots of data entry

Being a geek and a technologist, I love the innovation and quality of the Acer Iconia 6120. I also applaud Acer’s attempt at some custom software that makes the dual screen design more practical, enjoyable and useful. But as a practical pundit, I don’t...

Apr, 2011

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Expert review by: Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

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.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Acer Iconia review: first look

 

The Acer Inconia comes complete with Windows 7 and dual toucscreens. T3 asks: 'is this a laptop or tablet?'

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Rear camera: Yes

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:31