With its 22CV241 all-in-one announced a couple of weeks ago, LG proved to the world that mobile OSes don’t have to remain “mobile”. That fact has been further proven by Acer today, with its announcement of the TA272 HUL AIO – one that also runs a Google OS, Android.
Unlike LG’s AIO, which based on its specs will debut for an affordable price, Acer’s targeting the higher-end audience here. Its TA272 HUL is set to retail for $1,099, which is a price tag quite unusual to see attached to the Android name. But, it does have some specs to back that price up.
For starters, this AIO features a 27-inch WQHD display – yes, we’re talking 2560×1440. Further, and expectedly, the display is a touchscreen, so in some ways, you could consider this to be one massive mounted tablet. Powering it all is NVIDIA’s Tegra 4; that means compatibility will be top-rate, and temperatures should be a non-issue.
Other perks: Wide viewing angles, a high contrast ratio, 16GB internal storage, USB 3.0, 2x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x VGA, audio input, memory card slot, Dolby surround speakers, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Android 4.2. Interestingly, there’s no mention of RAM density, but I’d have to assume it’s 2GB.
I admit that it’s a little hard to wrap my head around a $1,100 Android PC, so I’m interested in seeing what demand will be like. Whatever its future holds, this is one attractive PC for what it is.