Acer is working on a frameless laptop with a touchscreen keypad – a combo that would make the computer impossibly thin by today’s standards.
The machine, according to DigiTimes, would dispense with the display frame by printing colours directly onto the back of the display’s reinforced glass substrate from Corning. And it could be out as early as later this year.
Main attractions of the model will be its ultra-thin design thanks to a frameless screen (much like the Frame Zero) which uses a reinforced glass substrate and combining it with a touchscreen keyboard that means no depth is required to fit raised keys or accommodate their travel when pressed. Quite how Acer would pull off this keyboard to make for a comfortable typing experience over prolonged periods is unknown at this stage, but haptics may well play a key role.