Acer has this morning released specs on two new tablets and two All-In-One Android desktops ahead of their unveiling at CES in Las Vegas next week.
The Tablets – a 7″ and 7.9″ – as with previous releases from Acer are not the highest specced devices on the market and are expected to retail at the lower end of the spectrum.
First, the Acer Iconia B1 will come in two variants, the B1-720(Wi-Fi, 16GB) and the B1-721 (3G, 16GB), Both come with a 7″ display, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and front facing camera, the 16GB of onboard storage is expandable through a microSD card slot which will take cards up to 32GB. Only European availability and pricing has been announced at this stage with the Wifi model available mid-January from €129, while the 3G version will arrive at the end January starting at €179.
The next tablet announced – the Acer Iconia A1-830 – is a slightly larger device, coming in with a 7.9″ IPS Display, with a 1024×768 resolution in a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. The A1-830 is powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz CPU which is paired with 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM which Acer say gives an effective battery life reported at 7.5 hours. The tablet includes 16GB of onboard storage, expandable through a microSD card slot which will take cards up to 32GB. The A1-830 also comes with a rear camera which capture 1080P video and still shots at 2560×1920 or approximately 5MP, as well as a front facing camera capable of 720P video capture as well as still shots at 1600×1200 or 2MP.
The A1-830 has been announced for the UK and US, arriving at the end of February in the UK for €169 or this quarter in the US for $149.
Next up, All-In-One’s. Now, there hasn’t been much in the way of Android desktop computing, in fact Acer has been the primary driver with the desktop Android PC, but they’ve never actually released one in Australia, but who knows this could change this year. As a functional device, there’s not much to offer as a desktop device, a Chromebox or Chromebook would seem to offer a lot more functionality than an Android based Desktop device.
Acer has announced two new devices, the Acer DA223 HQL and a larger screen version the Acer TA272 HUL.
The Acer DA223 HQL comes with a 21.5″ touch-screen running Android(Jelly Bean, version not specified) powered by a 1.7 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 SoC. The DA223 HQL is being touted as a portable device as it comes with a built-in battery, allowing it to be moved from room to room. The 21.5″ screen can also be used as a monitor, and has passed Windows 8 certification to allow for the touch screen to be used with the
MetroModern UI that is used on the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop OS.
Next up is Acer TA272 HUL which offers a 27″ capacative touch display with a 2560×1440 resolution. The TA272 also offers the option to be used as an external monitor and has also passed Windows 8 certification as a touch device. The TA272 comes with an NVIDIA Tegra Quad-Core processor, 16GB of internal memory, twin front-facing Dolby surround sound speakers, 2MP front-facing camera and dual-band 802.11 abgn wireless.
The DA223 will go on-sale for US$699 while the TA272 in the larger 27″ form factor will retail at US$1,099. Availability is supposed to be worldwide but we haven’t seen these here yet, so we’ll be talking to Acer Australia about availability of the All-In-One desktops here(as well as the tablets).