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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