Acer Debuts Android-Powered AIO, Expands Chromebook Line

Running Google Android OS 4.2 Jellybean, the AIO system comes fitted with 16G of internal memory and dual-band 802.11 abgn wireless capability.

Computer maker Acer announced the launch of the TA272 HUL Android all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC, which combines a high-resolution 27-inch display, Nvidia Tegra quad-core processor and svelte chassis design.

In addition, the 2560x1440 resolution display offers wide-viewing angles without color difference and a high contrast ratio and features a 10-point touch-screen.

Running Google Android OS 4.2 Jellybean, the system comes fitted with 16G of internal memory and dual-band 802.11 abgn wireless capability.

The stand allows the frame to be positioned from 30 to 80 degrees tilt, allowing users to set a variety of viewing angles. The PC is also outfitted with two front-facing Dolby surround sound speakers for enhanced audio and a 2MP webcam for video calls.

Acer PCs can be integrated for accessing data anytime, anywhere through Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC), which enables users to build their own cloud on their devices, such as music, photos and other types of clouds.

These secure, self-built clouds, based on an Acer Open Platform, are designed to provide users access to their information and content anytime, anywhere.

Rounding out the package is a variety of ports, including a USB 3.0 port for attaching game controllers and other peripherals. HDMI and DisplayPort, which permit the display to be used as an external monitor for other devices, while Windows 8 certification ensures smooth touch control when the TA272 HUL is used to project devices with Windows OS as well.

The TA272 HUL AIO is currently shipping worldwide with a suggested retail price of $1,099.

The company is extending its touch-screen Chromebook line with a new model in a new color – the Acer C720P-2600 in Moonstone White, which sports an 11.6-inch HD LED back-lit display with 10 points of touch and a 1366x768 resolution.

Like the rest of the C720 line, the C720P-2600 touch-screen model is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture.

The C720P-2600 is also equipped with a 32GB solid state drive (SSD) that provides a boot time of less than 7 seconds and quick resuming from sleep, and the compact notebook is just 0.78-inches thick and weighs just under 3 pounds.

The notebook also helps customers stay productive even while on a flight with 12 free Gogo in-air Internet passes, and comes with up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so customers can store files, photos and other content in the cloud.

The Chromebook will be available from early January in the United States at $299.99, according to a company release.