Originally Posted by WP7Mango
That's not revolutionary either.
One could argue, as I'm about to that Apple has never done anything original. Virtually all of their products already existed in some form long before Apple took them on. Even the Lisa/Macintosh was released as a commercial product by Xerox before Apple got around to it.
Arguably what Apple does is take a concept others have been fumbling with and streamline it, and make it a commercial reality, while making them a cultural icon along the way. Pointing to concepts is a waste of time, since the general public can't buy them, nor do they really function. And the Acer product is just clunky. Who would want that?
If Apple decided to do a dual screen concept, making the second screen a thin flexible cover (as I suggested) that magnetically attaches to the iPad would blow all of these predecessors and concepts out of the water, just like the iPad blew all those Microsoft tablets that preceeded it out of the water.
I was kidding about the cover since I don't think Apple could make something like that work elegantly yet, and thus would be resigned to duplicating efforts of Acer and MS. But I hope if they do this, they don't decide to go the 5c route and just offer the same thing MS did for the surface, without offering something inherently unique others have not contemplated.