Acer announces 7 & 10.1-inch Android tablet, coming next year

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Today Acer announced that they will be diving into the tablet market. The company unveiled a 7-inch and a 10.1-inch tablet, running Android. With the holiday season quickly approaching, Acer won't be introducing the tablet this year, but will make the tablet available early next year.

The tablet hardware features a dual-core (1GHz or 1.2GHz) processor, HDMI output, 5-megapixel rear camera and front-facing "HD" camera for video calling. The Android-powered tablet will also support a 1200x800 high resolution, high colour screen with multitouch support. The tablet will be available with WiFi and 3G, and will come with a gyroscope, for the inner gamer in you.

Acer promotes the device as an HD entertainment tablet, being able to play and share HD videos, with the ability to output 1080p video through the HDMI port. The Acer tablet will also support DLNA, so you can quickly share multimedia between devices.

No prices were officially announced, but the tablet will be made available in April 2011.

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OK. I'm really staring to want an Android phone, tablet or an iPhone...
and i'm not sure why. I hate phones.
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jasonon said,
This looks pretty good, I'm hoping ms cooks up a good tablet idea soon!

Skip the Neowin article, go to the original conference notes or even probably Engadget.

There is a 2lb Win7 Tablet coming, and it will be released before the Android Tablets.

For some reason even though they announced 3 new tablets, the author of this article only wrote about the 2 Android Tablets... Weird, uh?

Pitiful its acer...im a tech @ the RAC support center, and let me tell you, Acers are absolutely rubbish. Common thing for them to go? Motherboards. Go figure, and you know whats been happening? Acer doesnt even want to make motherboards for certain models anymore, because they fail all the time. Dells and Sonys (although MB's are always over 300=expensive) are probably the least I see in.

Personally, IDC how cheap it is its made by Acer. Waiting for a good dell to come out, or maybe sony.

On a side note: Atleast their making strides. Thats good, and indeed, competition is very good. Cant wait to see who jumps next.

theslam08 said,
Pitiful its acer...im a tech @ the RAC support center, and let me tell you, Acers are absolutely rubbish. Common thing for them to go? Motherboards. Go figure, and you know whats been happening? Acer doesnt even want to make motherboards for certain models anymore, because they fail all the time. Dells and Sonys (although MB's are always over 300=expensive) are probably the least I see in.

Personally, IDC how cheap it is its made by Acer. Waiting for a good dell to come out, or maybe sony.

On a side note: Atleast their making strides. Thats good, and indeed, competition is very good. Cant wait to see who jumps next.

Had a friends Acer netbooks hard drive controller go out on it but thats the only issue I have seen with them myself. A few people I know have them as well...but you probably see more of that.

I remember about 15 years ago when my sister had an Acer. Seemed pretty good back then but then again, things seemed to work better then.

Nice, this will make the iPad and Samsung tab look old. Dual cores will also make this tab scream pretty good. Lots of additional features not found in the iPad either. The only thing that can kill this is the price.

Cool tablet.

Acer may have new laptop coming out sometime which on the keyboard side, they will replace the keyboard with a LCD so you can view internet on dual screens or internet on 1 screen while virtual keyboard on 2nd LCD where the actual keyboard was.

shozilla said,
Cool tablet.

Acer may have new laptop coming out sometime which on the keyboard side, they will replace the keyboard with a LCD so you can view internet on dual screens or internet on 1 screen while virtual keyboard on 2nd LCD where the actual keyboard was.


Toshiba already have made one like that and its actually awesome, look it up its called the Toshiba lobretto