11/24/2010 11:57:00 AM
Acer enters the tablet arena with three devices
Taiwanese manufacturer Acer is taking on Apple and Samsung with the launch of three tablet devices yesterday (23 November 2010). It has opted to produce both a seven-inch tablet to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and two 10.1 inch tablets to take on the Apple iPad.
Acer has produced two 10.1 inch devices, one powered by Android and the other by Windows. The 10.1 inch Android device (pictured) comes in an aluminium casing and is just 13.3mm thick. It is designed with HD entertainment in mind with full capacitive touch-screen and Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. It has a built-in HDMI port and 1080p capability. The 10 point multi-touch and gyro meter control is designed to provide an experience to rival the best games consoles.
The Windows 10.1 inch tablet comes with a docking device that includes a full-size keyboard and more connectivity options. The device is 15mm thick and weighs less than 1kg. It will run on the next-generation AMD platform and will be equipped with two 1.3-megapixel cameras, one rear and one front-facing. It also features Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.
The seven-inch (1,280x800) tablet is powered by Android and features a 16:10 aspect ratio full touch-screen with front-facing HD camera. It has HDMI support making it easy to hook up to large screen video devices. It has a dual-core processor with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support for fast HD web experience and multimedia playback. It also comes with Dolby Mobile Technology, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, while DLNA support enables sharing content on other devices easier.