Acer has begun offering a relatively small laptop that converts into a tablet. The Aspire 1825PTZ has a 11.6-inch capacitive touchscreen and other features that could qualify it as a netbook.
The model runs Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on a 1.3 GHz SU4100 Pentium processor, and include 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB disk drive.
Unlike many Tablet PCs, it has a capacitive touchscreen, so it can be controlled with a fingertip or stylus. It has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This convertible netbook tablet also sports Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1, and a six-cell Li-ion battery.
The Acer Aspire 1825PTZ is on sale now in Germany for about $800. It’s unknown when it is going to hit the U.S. market, where it is also going to be sold as the Gateway ec18T.
A previous version of this tablet PC was supposed to be released earlier this year as the Acer 1820/1420 models, but its developer reportedly had problems with the touchscreen.