Acer to announce $400 Android-powered PC

Acer to announce $400 Android-powered PC

Acer will announce a $400 Android-powered PC next week, reports CNET. Touted as an all-in-one (AIO), known specifications include an Intel 3GHz Core i5 4430 “Haswell” processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. It’s unclear, at this point, which version of Android will run the AIO and exactly what size display we’re looking at.  We’ll find out soon enough!

UPDATE: As it turns out, this Android-powered monitor experience features a TI processor instead of an Intel.

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Knowing what you know already, does this Acer PC pique your interest? Would you consider something like this for a desktop?

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9 Comments

  1. Major_Pita
    May 31, 13:05 Reply

    Sounds good except for the 1MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. The RAM should be 2GB as with todays high-end smartphones. The storage should be 16GB internal plus at least 2 USB ports and a USB host. Add HDMI out as well. As-is it’s a bit sketchy. With those features I’ll order one now.

  2. Major_Pita
    May 31, 13:13 Reply

    Here’s a second, hopefully pertinent question. How does it work running Android apps an an X-86 processor like the i5? Do they have to be compiled differently and is this evidenced by seeing just a tiny sub-set of the number of apps you’d normally see on Google Play?
    Unfortunately I’m old enough to remember the bad old days with Pocket PC when we had ARM, Hitachi SH and Phillips MIPS processors and programs were specifically compiled for each type. Hope that won’t be the case with Intel products.

    • sggodsell
      May 31, 20:52 Reply

      most apps that do not use native code will work. Because android uses a virtual machine to run the apps (dalvik). When you code and make you app you are using java.

  3. xmichaelx
    May 31, 15:04 Reply

    I love my Transformer Prime, which is perpetually attached to its keyboard doc. Can’t wait for more Android laptops, preferably with better specs than 1GB RAM!

  4. sggodsell
    May 31, 20:47 Reply

    1gb is kind of ridiculous, but if their is an upgrade path to add more ram, then it will breath more life into this product. Also 8gb why not 16gb of storage.

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