Following the Iconia A3 tablet and Liquid S2, Acer has one more trick up its sleeve. How about a 24-inch All-in-One (AiO) Android desktop? That is exactly what the DA241HL is. It packs a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and Android 4.2.2. It can also connect to any PC with Windows 8 via an HDMI port or USB cable, thus making it a 2-point Touch Display. It also offers the ability for 5 family members to maintain their own personalized settings. Users can also transmit smartphone content thanks to MHL connectivity.
It will be available in mid-October for a starting price of €429 ($566). No word on exactly where though. Hit the break for full presser.
Just when you thought Sony was going to announce the first smartphone capable of recording video at 4K resolution, followed by Samsung, Acer just pulled the wraps off of the Liquid S2. The Liquid S2 sports a 13MP camera that can record 4K video, along with 4 x slow motion, and 27MP panorama photos.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg as it also sports a 6-inch 1080p IPS display with 368 ppi, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 2MP front-facing camera, 3,300mAh battery, Gorilla Glass 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, and Android 4.2.2
You can expect to see this bad boy at the end of October, but we don’t know where or how much. I think it’s safe to say it won’t be released in the U.S. Full presser after the break.
With IFA ready to kick off in a few days, a couple of manufacturers are going ahead an announcing things a little early. Acer happens to be one of those companies. They just announced the Iconia A3 tablet. It has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 along with a 1.2GHz quad-core A7 CPU. They didn’t tell us the brand, but we are thinking MediaTek. The A3 also comes with a 5MP rear camera, microSD slot, micro HDMI, Dolby Digital Plus speakers, and Android 4.2.2.
Pricing is €250 ($330) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and €300 ($395) for the 16GB 3G/Wi-Fi model. They will also offer 32GB versions, but no pricing was specified. You can expect to see the Wi-FI-only model in select markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa starting in October, while the 3G/Wi-Fi models will be in the same markets, but not until November.
A recent benchmark out of Italy has leaked onto the internet, and if it’s to be believed, then we can tell you that Acer has something pretty big in the works. Apparently, this mystery device has a Tegra 4 chipset, a display of 2560 x 1344 pixels, and a full 2GB RAM.
If this is to be the Nexus 7 successor, it’s definitely going to be pretty impressive. This device is about twice as fast, and the display is almost as good as a Chromebook Pixel. The specs are definitely a bit too impressive for a $200 tablet, so that’s where we think it’s not the next big Nexus device.
None of this is official, so just take it all with a grain of salt. More to come as we get more info on this mysterious device. Picture of the benchmark after the break— Read more
It’s no secret that while many of us out there REALLY don’t like custom Android skins, most (if not all) of the major prominent Android manufacturers continue to churn out devices with skins featuring pretty colors and flashy features— that is, unless you’re Acer of course. The manufacturer recently took some time to highlight why it takes the Android platform and decides to add few sprinkles, rather than go all out with a “unique” experience for its various devices. As highlighted in an interview with TechRadar, Acer’s global smartphone division president S T Liew asserts that:
“Android actually does a great job at serving up the right user experience and it allows people to migrate from one Android phone to another with relative ease. With each phone we assess its main features and we enhance those experiences with small UIs, such as the camera app or the note taking capabilities and multi-tasking tools on the Acer Liquid S1.”
So in essence, Acer believes that the core platform is fine as it is. Naturally there’s always room for improvement, especially with Android’s openness— so Acer decides to put touch on some of the lesser-tier items like the camera apps or implementing cool and unique widgets to differentiate itself from the likes of say, Samsung (which often is in Apple’s doghouse and all). And naturally, this is win-win for both the manufacturing giant and consumers at the same time. The end effects are not only prompt updates for its devices— which results in happy device owners, but also allows Acer to save a buck or two by not having to spend extraordinary resources trying to rewrite the Android code and all. Sounds like some pretty fair and welcome thinking to us.
After a day of newly released Ultrabooks, tablets, and smartphones, Acer took the stage once again at Computex 2013 to reveal the new “Orbe,” a new storage hub that will connect to AcerCloud. The device allows for a whole 2TB of storage and can connect to Ultrabooks, tablets, and smartphones. This will be pretty userful considering the service’s recent update allowing Android and iOS devices to connect. We don’t have any specs on the Orbe as of right now, but we’ll be sure to fill you in as they come.
Acer has announced its first ever phablet device, the Liquid S1. It’s not an incredibly high-end device, but it’s certainly no slouch, either. Underneath the 5.7 inch, 720p screen, you’ll get a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.2. There’s also the expected OEM software tweaks, such as Acer’s Float User Interface which allows some apps to “float” on screen for multitasking and several different kinds of voice actions, including a voice action to unlock the device. A RAM specification would’ve been nice to back up these features, especially the ones focused on multitasking, but hopefully it slides in over 1 GB.
There are still two sore spots with this device, though; no 1080p scree, and no 4G LTE. Hopefully the attractive body and affordable price tag of €349, or $454, can make up for those two small shortcomings, though. Hit the break for the full press release from Acer.
In a move that is sure to become a trend, Acer is due to announce a new all-in-one computer running Android (presumably 4.2 Jellybean) sometime next week.
The computer will house a 3GHz Core i5 4430 “Haswell” processor and 1GB of RAM, with storage options as small as 8GB. We can expect to see more similar outings from other PC manufacturers soon as they announce systems based on Intel’s Haswell and Bay Trail chips. Intel has also hinted at low-priced Android laptops running these chips later in the year. Read more
Earlier today we told you about how ASUS was teasing us in preparation for Computex 2013, and now it seems as though it’s Acer’s turn. The video teases two new tablets, both under green cloth, which can “do more than just use apps and surf the web.” You can speculate all you want on what you think these new devices may be, but we’ll just have to wait until next week for official confirmation. Check out the video after the break. Read more
The Acer Iconia B1 just became available only a couple of months ago, but Acer just announced new versions slated for June. They will now offer a 3G version that will feature a MediaTek quad-core processor. The WiFi version will still have the 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, but both versions will get bumped up to 1GB of RAM as opposed to 512MB of RAM. You will also have your choice of 8GB or 16GB for storage, but they offer a microSD slot for expandability. The display on both devices remains the same, 7-inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600. Last but not least, the materials are more of a premium feel similar to the Iconia A1, and the back will be white.
Pricing starts at €129 for the WiFi version and €179 for the 3G version. Expect to see these mid-June in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Hit the break for the full presser.