Acer Intros AIO PCs Powered by Tegra, Runs Android

Acer beat the CES 2014 crowd on Friday by revealing a huge number of products, starting with the Acer TA272 HUL Android AIO PC. This compact solution packs a 27-inch screen with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, wide viewing angles, 10-point touch input and a high contrast ratio. The Android AIO also sports a fancy stand that allows the frame to be easily positioned from 30 to 80 degrees tilt.

Unfortunately, Acer doesn't provide a list of hardware specs. However, after cutting off all the PR talk, the company says this Android AIO is based on Nvidia's Tegra SoC (likely Tegra 4), and features 16 GB of internal storage, dual-band Wireless N connectivity, a 2MP webcam, and two front-facing Dolby Surround Sound speakers. Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" is the operating system of choice.

"Excellent connectivity is afforded including USB 3.0 port for attaching game controllers and other peripherals," reads the press release. "HDMI and DisplayPort permit the display to be used as an external monitor for other devices, and Windows 8 certification permits smooth touch control when the Acer TA272 HUL is used to project devices with Windows OS as well."

In addition to the Acer TA272 HUL, the company also announced a smaller Android-based AIO PC, the DA223 HQL. This model sports a 21.5-inch screen, making it a bit easier to port around the home or office than the bulkier TA272 HUL model. The screen also has 10-point touch input, wide viewing angles and a Full HD resolution. Android "Jelly Bean" powers this portable AIO.

Like the other AIO, the hardware details are rather slim for the moment. Acer reports that this compact Android solution features an adjustable tilt stand that allows the frame to be placed completely flat. This AIO also has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.7 GHz, and MHL connectivity, allowing MHL-based devices to connect and receive a charge while pumping media to the AIO's screen.

The Acer DA223 HQL All-in-one is already shipping worldwide with a retail price of $699. The Acer TA272 HUL all-in-one is also now shipping worldwide with a retail price of $1,099.

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  • rad666
    So, basically it's a HUGE, overpriced Chromebook?
  • n3cw4rr10r
    That's expensive....
  • Avus
    27" android tablet... what is the point??
  • Jgriff
    Correct me if I'm wrong but, wouldn't android be the more viable option for google pcs rather than Crome os? As far as I know crome os is very limited to basic functions, that's not to say it can't improve but as it stands now android is closer to windows in functionality. It can do mostly everything a windows pc can, minus high end gaming. What's the point in Crome os, over android?
  • rwinches
    Chrome OS is aimed at promoting cloud computing and HTML 5.

    27' touchscreen AIO for $1099 MSRP is not expensive, nor is $699 for 21.5".

    Just need Samsung's Windowing/Multitasking to Android and get away from the awful fullscreen backward tech.
  • JD88
    12346407 said:

    Just need Samsung's Windowing/Multitasking to Android and get away from the awful fullscreen backward tech.

    Tell that to Microsoft, they think full screen on the desktop is the future lol.

    This wouldn't be too bad for a primarily entertainment oriented PC, but I think the specs are a little underwhelming for the price.

    For those of you asking about Chrome OS, it has very little in common with Android. They serve two very different purposes.

  • xomm
    I really don't see the appeal or practicality in having a 27" Android-based AIO, especially at $700-$1100. All that real estate wasted on fullscreen apps that probably look terrible at the DPI needed for that screen. Waving your arms around the entire time surely would get tired as well...

    Android is a terrible OS outside of the mobile space anyways - buyer's remorse on me for buying a Transformer Prime thinking it could have been a laptop replacement.
  • celpas
    lol the interface itself looks weird in the above picture
  • rwinches
    Yeah, so the specs don't warrant the price

    So what does a 2560 x 1440 27" touchscreen monitor go for?
    My here is one from Acer $969
  • digiex
    Too expensive for an Android,