Acer is teasing a brand new laptop with a tilting screen using… Star Trek? [Video]


If you’re a sci-fi geek, you probably already have May 3rd circled on your calendar so you can plan your overnight campout for Star Trek Into Darkness. And it looks like Acer, in one of the stranger promotional tie-ins of recent memory, might also want to sell you a laptop! At least, I think it’s a laptop — it was acting kind of like a spaceship the last time I saw it.

In its brief appearance in the video, you might have noticed that the screen of the device appears to tilt quite unlike the conventional laptop.¬†Engadget¬†notes that it’s actually quite similar to that of a desktop monitor, and that it’s most likely meant to improve the comfort of using it as a touchscreen — current laptops that have touchscreens force you to awkwardly reach out, making it uncomfortable for extended use.

But is that really how we’re gonna make this whole touchscreen thing work on our computers? Or does the transforming PC make more sense? We’ll find out May 3rd, when reveals their “unique notebook.”

Or we’ll be too busy watching Star Trek.

[via Engadget]

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  • Enrique

    [@Zapped Sparky] Oh man, even if it was just some sort of skin that would be amazing :)

  • Zapped Sparky

    If it has a LCARS interface I’ll buy it :)

  • Enrique

    [@Seamus McSeamus] Yeah, they definitely got me wondering what they’re gonna reveal. I’ll cover it when they announce it — after I watch Star Trek of course :p

    [@AT] Comment of the day! :)

  • AT

    But it’s a Windows 8 machine. Might explain why the Enterprise is falling.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    That’s actually an interesting looking design. Of course seeing it for a couple seconds in a video can’t tell me much, but I do look forward to checking out a real one when they hit stores.