Acer's Nvidia, AMD-based Tablet Size Comparison

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.

Check out our report from the Acer tablet.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
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  • Albyint
    The only good things I read were tegra 2 and AMD LOL. Acer regrettably makes cheap things.
  • thorkle
    cmartin011Acer+tablet=plastic/cheap=breaksYour math is questionable. How does acer plus tablet equal plastic divided by cheap? How do you divide by cheap anyways? :P
  • kelemvor4
    Because there were two few choices for tablets that I don't want to use in the first place, right?
  • mauller07
    a convertible netbook would be far more productive and make more sense than these daft tablets that are coming out.
  • dman3k
    cmartin011Acer+tablet=plastic/cheap=breaksYeah, somehow the foxconn products = not cheap products made with sweatshop labor... i fail to see that logic
  • jdamon113
    its all the same devie, how many internet devices do we need.
    this is getting boaring
  • bdonedge
    Why are companies pushing tablets so hard? They really aren't that interesting.
  • Travis Beane
    Acer does makes some devices that are quite appealing on paper.
    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.
  • christop
    I have an acer laptop an have had no problems with it. It is plastic but it didn't cost a grand.