Acer's Iconia Voted One of Ten Favorite 'Last Gadgets Standing' at Annual CES Competition

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Acer announced today that their brand new Iconia Touchbook has been voted as one of the top ten products in The Ten Favorites at the CES annual Last Gadgets Standing competition. The Iconia is a dual all-point multi-touch notebook that gives consumers the best features of a laptop and tablet device. The Last Gadget Standing Competition is due to take place on January 8th, 2011 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Acer announced today that their brand new Iconia Touchbook has been voted as one of the top ten products in The Ten Favorites at the CES annual Last Gadgets Standing competition. The Iconia is a dual all-point multi-touch notebook that gives consumers the best features of a laptop and tablet device. The Last Gadget Standing Competition is due to take place on January 8th, 2011 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Acer's Iconia offers an enhanced content consumption experience and brings the interaction with the tablet to a new level.

Comes complete with Windows© 7 and offering a unique visual experience, the Iconia allows multimedia, entertainment, communication and even web pages to flow seamlessly across its 14-inch dual screens. A virtual keyboard is as close as the user's fingertips and features a full-sized QWERTY layout, while something Acer calls the "Gesture Editor" enables users to create customized gestures that will instantly open applications or favorite websites with, literally, a wave of their hand. To view the Acer Iconia video go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvwBF-CzUek

All these features, and more, are just some of the reasons the Acer Iconia has become such a fan favorite at this year's CES, and is certainly why the judges of the Last Gadget Standing competition have now made it one of the top ten finalists.

Products represented in this competition have been nominated by the writers of prominent news/blogger sites. These writers petition their readers to submit choices for those products they consider the most innovative, useful, and able to stand the test of time.

After much online discussion by the judges and readers about all the entries being considered, finalists are chosen in time for the last, and most enjoyable, part of the competition: the dramatic, lively Last Gadget Standing session presented in front of a very enthusiastic audience at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Far from a formal recitation of each product's features, this session involves both the product's vendors and their advocates -- the blog writers who nominated them -- in creative, hilarious multi-media presentations that often include live-action skits, music, parody and any other kind of entertaining hyperbole designed to win the most votes from the audience.

This year Last Gadget Standing founder Robin Raskin and tech journalist Harry McCracken will be co-hosting the proceedings, along with Sirius Radio personalities, Gary Dell'Abate and John Hein from the Howard Stern Show, making it one of the most popular tickets at the CES this year. It's also an event millions of Stern's fans are sure to hear about in detail from tech enthusiasts Gary and John when the show returns from its holiday hiatus in January.

In the meantime, Acer's own advocates can't wait to show off Iconia's amazing features during this year's Last Gadget Standing contest and invite everyone at CES -- and online -- to stay tuned for the results. Whatever the final vote, Acer already knows the Iconia is a hands-down (and hands-on) winner.

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 7,000 people worldwide. 2009 revenues reached US$17.9 billion. See http://www.acer-group.com for more information.

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