Acer Files Tablet PC Patent

picture-31Looks like Acer may be coming up with an answer to the upcoming Asus T101H and T91 Tablet PCs.   Electronic Pulp has gotten their hands on a recent Acer patent showing a “portable electronic device” that resembles a netbook/MID.   Little information is known although there is a slide up QWERTY keyboard underneath the screen, it has 3 USB ports, 1 FireWire, Optical Disk Drive, ExpressCard slot, d-pad, Touchpad with left and right buttons, and possible infrared.   Guaging from the specs, this most likely doesn’t fit the traditional netbook model we’ve come to know and love.   Check out seven patent photos here.

Via Electronic Pulp.