More and more computer manufactures are eagerly entering the touch screen computer market these days. Acer isn’t one to be left behind. They recently introduced the Acer Aspire AS5745PG-3882 touch screen laptop computer.

This is one of Acer’s first computers to be shipped with a touch screen. There are some really neat things about the AS5745PG touchscreen laptop.  The first is cost.  The suggested retail price for this touch screen laptop is only $999.  For the hardware that Acer put into this model, that’s an excellent price.  Acer is known for providing computers that the average Joe can afford.

This Acer laptop was launched with the intent to taking full advantage of Windows 7 multi-touch features.  Windows 7 is the first operating system built to fully support multi-touch technology.  The AS5745PG comes with a passive digitizer touch screen which means that users can use their fingers to interact with the touch screen.

It also supports multi-touch and gestures.  A “gesture” is a sort of shortcut that the user can do by touching the touchscreen in a certain way.  For example, the user can touch the touch screen and make a swirl and a list of navigation features will pop up on the screen.  Another nice feature is that if the user is reading an ebook on this computer, he or she can touch the screen and turn the page just like turning the pages in a real book.  Pretty cool!

This touch screen laptop computer comes with a button that you can press to disable the touch screen though I’m not sure when you would actually want to.  After all you are buying a touch screen laptop to be able to use the touch screen.

Specifications:

  • Windows 7 64 bit
  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Mobile Processor(6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 1.6GHz)
  • 4Gigs (2Gigs installed in each of two or four memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAM, upgradable to 16Gigs
  • 15.6″ high definition touch screen 1366 x 768 px
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M graphics
  • 500 Gig hard drive
  • WiFi  802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet
  • Dolby Built-In Stereo Speakers
  • Webcam
  • 8X DVD Blue-ray combo drive
  • HDMI port, VGA Port, RJ-45 LAN, and 4 USB Ports
  • Measures 14.9″x 9.8″ x 1.0″
  • 5.7 pounds with the battery installed

If you are in the market for a touch screen laptop computer that has a lot of muscle but is still affordable, the Acer Aspire AS5745PG-3882 may be right up your alley.  It’s affordable price tag will put touch screen laptops in the hands of a lot of people who are anxious to try out this new way of interfacing with computers.

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