Acer, HP unveil Android all-in-ones

Acer, HP unveil Android all-in-ones

06 JAN 2014

LIVE FROM CES 2014: Acer and HP both announced Android-powered all-in-one devices, although with different target markets – home and business, respectively.

Acer unveiled its TA272HUL (pictured), an Nvidia-powered device with 27-inch display, which it said offers “the Android experience on a big-screen – ideal for home entertainment, browsing and sharing.”

It has a WQHD (2560×1440) resolution, which it said is “four times sharper than HD”, and offers wide viewing angles without colour difference and a high contrast ratio, “ideal for sharing and collaborating with friends and family”.

TA272HUL runs Android 4.2.

It is already shipping worldwide, with a suggested retail price of $1,099.

HP, meanwhile, announced Slate21 Pro AiO, its first commercial Android device in this category (it also updated its Windows-powered all-in-one line).

It features a 21.5-inch full HD display and, like the Acer device, is Nvidia-powered. Slate21 Pro runs Android 4.3, however.

Underlining its business credentials, HP noted support for local and cloud-based productivity apps such as Kingsoft Office Suite and Google Docs, and support for Citrix Receiver, enabling users to access apps hosted on a Windows PC.

In addition, by using restricted profiles that are part of the security enhancements for Android, employees can further protect business data, HP said.

HP Slate21 Pro AiO is available now in the US, with a starting price of $399 including keyboard and mouse.

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