Report: Acer to introduce an Android flavored AIO PC with Intel inside

Report: Acer to introduce an Android flavored AIO PC with Intel inside
Acer is about to offer something that no one else in the market does. Rumored to be introduced next week, the Acer DA220HQL AIO PC will sport an Intel 3GHz Core i5 4430 "Haswell" processor and be powered by Android. Pricing is seen in a range of $400 to $425. The manufacturer is trying to take advantage of the system requirements for Google's open source OS which allows them to build the product using only 1GB of RAM and some variations of the device will have just 8GB in native storage.

If this report does pan out, it will be the first All In One (AIO) model to run Android with an Intel processor. The manufacturer has already produced a 21.5 inch Android AIO model, but that had an ARM-supported processor under the hood. That unit, the Smart Display DA220HQL, was shown off at MWC earlier this year.

Meanwhile, rival ASUS offers the ASUS Transformer AiO P-1801 and while it does have an Intel Core i5 powering the model, that is only when the 18.4 inch device is used as a computer running Windows 8. Once it is untethered from the QWERTY and becomes a tablet, the Transformer AiO P-1801 runs Android 4.1 using the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

The latest speculation about the Acer DA220HQL doesn't reveal a screen size, but if the rumor does hold up, it won't be too long until we find out officially.


source: CNET

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8 Comments

1. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

if it can run steam games it will be nice

2. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I think now its time for Google to optimize android to run on pc efficiently and also bring productive apps like adobe Photoshop,corel draw,etc also integrate chrome OS into android 5.0 or near version. and bring an innovative and initiative,highly modern user interface overhaul to android I'm some of these changes and ui overhaul in upcoming android 5.0 KLP

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Wow a competitor to Windows? Sounds exciting. Android certainly can extend its capabiilties. MS is trying to do the same, in other way around. They are trying to unify Win8 and WP. Whoever shall be the winner, will be clear over time.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Strange HW combination, strange OS for az i5 CPU.

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

nice, make it cheeper, haswell i5 should lower the costs,now google just need to optimize the os a little bit more for desktop computing and continue to improve the mobile version both for phone and tablets

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

A steam OS on a tablet would = win

7. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Please make a RAM to 2GB to handle PC like resources

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Could this also help confirm that android will be going to appear on computers? Is this telling us maybe 5.0 comes optimized for desktop? This could be interesting

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