Acer Branches Out from Microsoft; Plans to Launch an Affordable Android AIO

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  1. dgstorm

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    While Acer is obviously no stranger to making Android tablets, for the most part their PC business has been all Microsoft. That is about to change, however. Apparently Acer is branching out and plans to make an Android All-in-One PC. Here's a quote with the details,

    As you can see, the intel from Intel suggests they too will get in on the action and start offering PC alternatives using Android instead of Windows. With Microsoft so far behind in the mobile world, can they really afford to start losing ground in the PC world as well?

    Source: CNET
     
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    Why in the world would you pair an i5 processor with 1gig ram? Acer is a joke, always has been.

    C'mon, for $400 you can get a better/more powerful tablet and a bluetooth keyboard.
     
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    Umm, if this could be made to dual boot windows, then I think we may have a winner. Also, it it could be made to multitask in a window mode, that would be nice as well.

    Still, I wonder how fast a computer like that would be if it ran Android, like would the Quadrants be off the charts?
     
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    That's a great point... if you don't have to be hampered by battery life concerns, then how fast can Android work with PC processors? Intriguing to think about.
     
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    Agreed. But with only 1gig ram it would struggle to keep-up just with Android power users, and running Windows would be out of the question.

    Another great idea with poor execution. Realistically, you need 4gigs of ram for a decent Windows/Office experience.