Thanksgiving Break may be just hours away, but that doesn't mean
everyone is shutting down just yet. Acer
had a huge event today in New
York City, where they unveiled a bunch of new hardware. The company has
thus far abstained from getting involved with tablets. Tablets are
obviously a huge market, and just about everyone is getting involved.
But Acer, one of the world's most dominant PC makers, has managed to
steer clear. It was all but a matter of time before that changed, and
it's changing soon. Acer's laptops are widely regarded as some of the
best in the industry, and hopes are probably high that their tablets
will also be top-of-class.
Three specific new tablets were introduced today: a 7" and 10" Android tablet
, as well as a 10" Windows 7 tablet. That's a pretty wide scope,
and should please just about any tablet purchaser who has decided
against Apple's iPad. Both the 7" and 10" units will use dual-core
processors at 1GHz or greater, and the usual Wi-Fi / Bluetooth will be
included. The displays will both have multi-touch support as well as a
1280x800 screen resolution. Yeah, both tablets will use that high-res
display, so these should be great for watching movies and surfing the
Both will also ship with Android, but given that they won't ship until
April of 2011, there's no telling what version of Android will be out by
then. These will also have HDMI outputs and internal Gyroscopes,
perfect for gaming. Design wise, they're definitely slick, but we'll
need to wait for price points before we can compare 'em closely to the
others on the market today.
Live and interact in total mobility
Tablets according to Acer
New York, November 23rd 2010 - Acer enters the tablet arena with a very clear objective in mind: complete its range of products in support of its goal to simplify content consumption – a strategy which began with the development of Acer’s multimedia sharing system, Clear.fi.
Acer’s strategy is based on the concept of sharing multimedia content and enjoying it across any device, and Tablets are ideal devices for this purpose.
With close to 19 million tablets sold worldwide in 2010, 54.8 million units expected to be sold in 2011, and 208 million units forecasted for 2014, the market seems to confirm this idea.
Mobility, which has always been part of Acer’s DNA, finds a new form of expression in the range of tablets on offer, which feature various display sizes and models designed to fit different kinds of usage scenarios.
Weight and display size have a huge impact on the user experience. While devices with bigger screens are used to share and enjoy content, smaller devices are often used to create content - taking photos, recording videos or sending messages.
A 10.1” Android tablet for a superb mobile and home entertainment experience
Sleek, smart and full of innovative features, the 10.1” full capacitive touch screen tablet with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity ensures an optimal on-screen experience from every angle. Aluminum casing provides a cool look and feel, while its high gloss finish decorated with engraved patterns creates a subtle sophistication. And despite being just 13.3mm thick, it’s powerful enough to guarantee fun and productivity whether you need it .
Designed for HD entertainment, this tablet comes with a high resolution, high color contrast display, allowing you to play or share HD video with your friends wherever you are. Complete with a built-in HDMI port and 1080p capability, you can also use it to enjoy multimedia content in Full HD on your big screen TV.
But the best of all is that on this tablet you will be able to run and play premium HD arcade games and complex online 3D games, thanks to the 10 point multitouch and gyro meter control, that guarantees an entertainment experience on par with the best game consoles.
Available April 2011
7” Android Tablet: the epitome of mobility
Don’t be fooled by its ultra-compact size: the 7” tablet is fully featured and takes your mobile experience to the next level. On the 7” (1280x800) 16:10 aspect ratio full touch screen, you can enjoy games, photos, videos while keeping up with your emails or your favourite social networks. Video chat or record a video with the front-facing HD camera. With HDMI support, hooking it up for a big screen video experience is easyier than ever!
The 7” inch tablet will feature a dual core processor with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support for the fastest HD Web experience and multimedia playback anywhere. And for a truly amazing sound experience, it will come with Dolby Mobile Technology. Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity allow fast and easy connection to available networks, while DLNA support makes sharing your multimedia on other devices easier than ever.
Available April 2011
10.1” Windows Tablet: Versatility in a tablet form factor
Acer’s range of tablets also includes a 10.1-inch device offering an extremely innovative solution that combines touch screen user-friendliness with the comfortable experience of a physical keyboard. In fact, the tablet comes with a docking device that includes a full-size keyboard and more connectivity options to enhance the user experience.
Thanks to this simple solution, this tablet will provide optimal ergonomics and ease of use both on the go and at your desk. Thin and light (only 15 mm and less than 1kg), and with a 10.1”, high resolution display, it’s easy to carry around and really unobtrusive. This tablet ensures outstanding entertainment and a superior touch experience.
The tablet will run on the next-generation AMD platform and will be equipped with two 1.3MP cameras, one rear and one front-facing, allowing you to take pictures, record video, chat and videoconference. Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity lets you keep in touch with your world at all times.
Available February 2011
Technological developments are changing the way we interact with devices. No longer a single product but a multitude of instruments with diverse form factors and display sizes designed to meet the specific connection need of that particular moment, allowing the digital individual to stay connected and interact with his world, anytime, anywhere.
Social networks, music, email, instant messages, photos, videos, chat and the web have become essential in everyday life. The content we produce, and the availability and accessibility to it at all times is what drives us towards new instruments.
Interaction, connecting, sharing and mobility. Welcome to the Acer tablet.