CES 2014: Acer’s TA272 HUL All-in-One PC Runs Android, Features 2560×1440 Touchscreen

Posted on January 3, 2014 2:14 PM by Rob Williams

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.

Acer TA272HUL Android AIO PC

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.

Acer TA272HUL Components

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.

  • flubalubaful

    16gb storage, seriously at this price you would think they would have at least put some effort into making the device more up to date. 16gb is so 2012

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      That’s thanks to Acer’s push of “Build Your Own Cloud”, which you will be able to do with this device. In effect, I guess the company just wants you to run most content over your LAN or the Internet. I’m with you though… 32GB would have been much more attractive.

  • blueshift

    with a pathetic 2gb ram and 16gb storage, this is a LOT of money for a mere consumption device. For the price, I would have wanted serious content creation capability which a heck of a lot more ram and storage, but also some apps that don’t yet exist. But keep trying! Would love to liberate my image and music development from the usual desktop devices. So I give this 4+ stars just for raising the bar.

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      We should be getting one of these end in about a month or two, so it’ll be interesting to see what it can do. The biggest limitation to me has to be the fact that Android doesn’t have proper multi-tasking… I’d -need- to have two apps next to each other to be truly productive. Maybe Acer has that covered…

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