Acer all-in-one will run Android

Update: Acer's all-in-one sports a 21.5-inch screen and runs Android. Note that the chip inside is from ARM not Intel. Pricing is expected to be under $500.

The Acer DA220HQL AIO will be priced just above $400 at most resellers.  Note: That's an Android -- not a Windows 8 -- screen.
The Acer DA220HQL AIO will be priced just above $400 at most resellers. Note: That's an Android -- not a Windows 8 -- screen. Acer

Update: This article was originally posted on May 30 at 1:31 PM PDT.

Updated on May 31 at 1:35 p.m. PDT: corrects processor. Though the system as listed on reseller sites was confirmed with Acer on Thursday, those specs are incorrect. Resellers are incorrectly showing the AIO with an Intel 4430 processor. It is a Texas Instruments 4430 ARM chip.

Less Windows, more Android. Acer is about to give us a taste of this trend, as Android PCs begin to creep onto the market.

The Acer DA220HQL, which is already live on Acer's site, comes with a 21.5-inch multi-touch display 1,920x1,080 display, Android 4.0, and a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core ARM Coretex-A9 processor.

It also includes 1GB of memory, 8GB internal storage, front-facing camera, built-in speakers, Wi-Fi, Micro-HDMI, Micro USB 2.0, and wireless keyboard and mouse.

The new AIO will go for less than $400 at some resellers, though most listings put it about $425. Some are higher than $425.

And that's the appeal of Android. Systems sans Windows 8 can be priced lower and require less hardware.

About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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