AOC Launches New mySmart Android All-in-Ones
These all-in-one desktops sport Android, not Windows.
AOC launched this week two new all-in-one (AIO) mySmart desktops including the 21.5-inch A2272PW4T and the 23.6-inch A2472PW4T. Both are based on Google's Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" and Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 system-on-chip clocked at 1.6 GHz. Both are available now at national CE retailers.
The specs of both AIOs are essentially the same save for their screen sizes. The specs show an ADS IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 50M:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2 GB of LPDDR3 system memory, 8 GB of internal storage, and an SD card slot to add even more storage. There's also a 720p front-facing camera with an echo-cancelling mic and two 2-watt speakers on the back.
Both Android all-in-ones also sport VGA and HDMI input, four USB 2.0 ports, and Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity. The two even look the same, styled with a black and silver design and providing an "intelligent tilt adjustability" from 15 degrees to 57 degrees thanks to the built-in stand.
So while all the hardware and software speaks "tablet," there's no internal battery, so the devices will need to be stationed somewhere near an electrical outlet. Of course, you can probably still use the device as a tablet, but it might be a bit heavy for smaller hands.
As for the Android platform, the specs reveal that it's fully compatible with Google's services like Google Play and Google Maps. Surprisingly, these two Android AIOs are rather cheap, costing $299.99 for the AOC A2272PW4T and $399.99 for the A2472PW4T. The low price is probably due to the older Tegra 3 chip and a low-end storage capacity.