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    Acer has unveiled a new “concept device” that they think represents the future of laptopping. The Iconia has two 1366×768 capacitive touchscreens, one in the usual place and one where the keyboard would be. The idea being that it vastly increases the stuff that you can do. Of course, you can only look in one direction at once, and the bezels nix any ideas you might have of folding this thing into one big screen. The guts are respectable, but nothing crazy: Core i5, integrated graphics, 4GB of DDR3, a 2.5″ HDD, 3G, and a USB 3.0 port. That all could change, since this isn’t a final spec device.

    They’ve got a few concept touch apps, including a journal and a scrapbook, and a social stream.

    The “Acer Ring” and gesture editor demonstrate the power of a touchscreen, namely natural gestures like “grabbing” the screen or putting your palms on it, and I’m glad to see that being advanced. The trouble is, this thing runs Windows 7, and Windows 7 just isn’t that touch-friendly. Engadget notes that the keyboard is hard to use, which I would have expected. A real keyboard lets you rest your fingers on the home row, and the muscles we use to go to U, or R, or comma, are different when you’re hovering over something, trying hard not to touch anything.

    Blah blah blah. . . To the real question, can it DJ!?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twvdv...ure=popt1cus14

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    different laptop, same thing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXAWvWQoYo

    kinda hard to find one though
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    cool
    how about knobs, faders and buttons instead of a second screen
    lappy and controller in one

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    edit* You get what you pay for. The Acer doesn't have a official price yet, but I would guess around $1600. The Toshiba is around $1000.

    Acer Iconia Specs

    * Two 14-inch capacitive touchscreen displays with multitouch support
    * Screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
    * Runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS
    * Ring apps that ICONIA’s touch features and controls
    * 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS and 3G WWAN
    * 320/500/640/750GB hard drive
    * Up to 4GB of DDR3 memory
    * USB 3.0 port and two 2.0 ports
    * S/PDIF interface and VGA / HDMI outputs
    * Gigabit Ethernet and an inbuilt microphone
    * CrystalEye webcam with 1280×1024 pixels resolution
    * 4-cell battery providing 3 hours of operation time
    * Boasts an Intel Core i5-480M / 560M / 580M processor
    * Integrated Intel HD graphics (128MB RAM)
    * Clear.fi media sharing system

    Toshiba libretto W100
    Dual 7.0-inch diagonal multi-touch displays7 (1024 x 600)
    6-mode virtual keyboard with haptic response
    Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system
    Intel® Pentium® U5400 processor1 (1.2GHz)
    2GB DDR3 memory2
    62GB Solid State Drive3
    1.0 megapixel HD Webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition
    802.11 b/g/n wireless4
    Bluetooth 2.1+EDR5
    MicroSD card slot
    One USB 2.0 port
    TOSHIBA Bulletin Board, ReelTime™ and PC Health Monitor software
    8-cell battery
    7.95” (W) x 4.84”(D) x 1.2”(H)
    1.8 lbs.6
    -Digi
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    Default www.Kno.com - ATTIGO TT - Haptic Touchscreen Feedback

    Agreed, the Toshiba Libretto was supposed to have a limited run of about 1000.

    LINK: Haptic Touchscreen Feedback. Will it be a viable solution? Yes.

    In addition to Touchscreen Haptic 'force' feedback there will also be other integrated solutions, such as those from Microsoft Research and other developers and designers. Astounding growth in the touchscreen realm..... >waiting in anticipation<












    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2rDHUUkd5Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fcUCRSyiw8

    Link 1: http://www.core77.com/blog/technolog...ouch_13128.asp
    Link 2: http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/madgets

    This is very very good news as customizable platforms become the norm for performance and interpretation. Very bright horizons ahead.

    I wish the Microsoft Research Courier made it to production. >Sad Face<
    LINK: Post #13 www.TabletPCReview.com

    In fact, research for the above post is how I came across DJTechTools.com - That's wicked cool!!


    The www.Kno.com was just released on a single 14" screen and dual 14" screen platform for the educational market. First of it's kind. The single and dual screen adds capacitive touch, also it is my understanding a wacom screen, while the first of the two screens houses the cpu, graphics etc. I'm on the Advisory Panel over there and they have their sights firmly set on the educational market.


    There is potential for this type of product at 14" each screen. This matches 90% of current textbooks with the ability to use 1 side for research and the other for writing, etc. That's cool. Also, it's a custom linux build and the initial impressions are good. The downside, it's a custom linux build, so it means replacing the internals with, for example, two HP TM2's to make this a dual touchscreen and a viable solutions. www.Hack-a-day.com could pull it off.

    Way back in the day, I posted about the potential of the Wii controller as an interface and it's capacity. This has grown and is very good to see. A new way to interface.

    Also, what we are about to see from Microsoft's Kinect is about to simply blow us away. I like smart people and have so much respect and so much to learn from them.

    Long ago and in it's infancy, I was helping those in initial foundation of what has been adapted as the Wii controller for Media Center. I'm still working on a plan for performance hardware for DJ's that will integrate touchscreen and the Wii controller type integration. All a work in progress.

    Something like this project in a mobile platform: The ATTIGO TT Link: [ame="http://www.vimeo.com/961877"]http://www.vimeo.com/961877[/ame]

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    The Kno

    * operating system is Ubuntu 9.10
    * 1.0 GHz CPU
    * 512 MB on-board memory
    * Dual-core ARM© Cortex™-A9 MPCore™
    * Nvidia® Tegra™ T200 series CPU
    * Micro USB port
    * 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
    * microphone with active noise cancellation
    * DC power connector
    * 16 GB or 32 GB flash memory
    * supports Adobe Flash
    * full HD 1080p video support
    * Wifi
    * Bluetooth

    So I guess the question is. . .If "they" could make the a emulator like the Iphone midi but to work for a these new touch based PC. Or..giggity.. perhaps having Traktor running on a multi touch screen giving you the option to manipulate multiple functions at once.

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    Default www.Kno.com - ATTIGO TT - Ha

    hmmm....double post
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    Quote Originally Posted by deviantdigi View Post
    Or..giggity..
    You said ...giggity.....

    lol, that's awesome! Made me laugh

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    What I am waiting for, anticipating, is the full integration of touch control and VDJ + Traktor and a mobile platform like the iPad with Wii control functionality and accelerometers. Tight package, powerful and adaptable.

    I see dead peoplez

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    Quote Originally Posted by b3nz0n8 View Post
    What I am waiting for, anticipating, is the full integration of touch control and VDJ + Traktor and a mobile platform like the iPad with Wii control functionality and accelerometers. Tight package, powerful and adaptable.

    I see dead peoplez
    I wouldn't say that was impossible .

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