Last week Acer revealed its line of tablets in all sizes. There were the usual 10.1-inch models plus the new 7-inch form factor. The two forms also run differing hardware and now there's word from Taiwan that AMD's C-50 APU will be powering at least one of the models.
Digitimes reports that the AMD C-50 consumes only 9W of power and has an integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics chip. Such a chip could power the 10.1-inch tablet running Windows.
Acer will undoubtedly have an extensive line of configurations with mixes between Android and Windows, running on AMD C-50, Qualcomm Snapdragon, and Nvidia Tegra 2.
Unfortunately, Acer won't be shipping any of its tablets until Q1/Q2 of 2011. In fact, the company has yet to come up with marketing names for its tablet products.
What we do know, however, is what they look like. Check out the Acer prototypes below and check out the size comparisons between the currently existing 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab and the 9.7-inch Apple iPad.
this is getting boaring
How about in practice? My father has a Acer gaming laptop with a 9600m GT 512MB. Brand new out of the box, at stock clocks, 60 seconds brings the GPU to 120 degrees, thermal shutdown. Completely unblocked airflow. The newest drivers don't help a bit.
So, I don't care if Acer claims it craps ponies, I'm not buying anything that make. Build quality is extremely important if you expect to use something for more than a few months.