Acer is working on a new ultraportable laptop that will feature a touch keyboard and use the back of the panel's glass substrate as the cover. This ultra-thin notebook will debut in the second half of this year.
Acer is expected to adopt Corning's reinforced glass substrate and simply print color on its back to allow the substrate to function like a notebook cover for a frameless design. The design will help reduce the thickness of the ultra-thin notebook and can also reduce material costs. Acer will also adopt a touch keyboard to allow the notebook to be even thinner, the sources noted.