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Acer Iconia-6120

Specifications

Acer Iconia-6120Notebook: Acer Iconia-6120 (Iconia Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 62% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Iconia-6120

Acer Iconia 6120: Vision of the Future
Source: Inside HW English
Acer’s Iconia 6120 is one of the pioneers that’s here to show how PCs are to be used in the visible future. It’s up to the users to decide whether they’ll reach for the future immediately, or wait for a couple more years.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2011
60% Acer Iconia 6120
Source: PC World English
Acer would have been much better off equipping the Iconia with a standard physical keyboard and replacing only the touchpad with a fairly high-resolution 4-inch touchscreen. It's good to see Acer trying some aggressive designs, especially ones as aesthetically pleasing as the Iconia's, but as a practical matter it just doesn't make sense to replace the lower deck of a Windows laptop with a touchscreen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Acer Iconia 6120
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
But for the rest of the world that depends on a keyboard for lots of typing on the road, the Iconia is a harder sell. The on-screen keyboard is very well done, but there’s no way it can compete with a hardware keyboard. And the 6120’s odd lack of Bluetooth mean you can’t even bring a portable folding Bluetooth keyboard with you on the road (unless you get a USB Bluetooth dongle too). Lastly, though some of you think the stylus is so last decade, active digitizers still sell a healthy number of Windows tablets because artists, note-takers, science types who use equations and vertical market workers rely on the pen. The Iconia could have had that market if they’d only included an active digitizer in the upper display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Iconia-6120 Touchbook
Source: Computer Shopper English
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. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Acer Iconia 6120
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Iconia 6120 A laptop with dual-screen laptop is as is a unique and innovative take on multitasking, but the virtual keyboard and Acer's touch software pack aren't ready for prime time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Acer Iconia 6120
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 keyboard is workable; and SocialJogger represents a fresh way to access social network information in a single place. Still, this notebook is heavy and its battery life is short. And while the apps are interesting, they take a while to load and don't truly take advantage of the unique design. What this notebook is crying out for is software that can better take advantage of the two displays when laid flat, especially games. Overall, the Iconia 6120 is a fresh take on the Windows tablet, but we'd like to see a slimmer design and a wider selection of touch apps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


62%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)