Acer launches 27-inch all-in-one Android PC

The $1,099 monitor packs in a quad-core processor and a 2,560x1,440 touch screen.

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Acer's new 27-inch all-in-one Android PC.
Acer's new 27-inch all-in-one Android PC. Acer

Acer's latest all-in-one PC can serve double duty as an Android entertainment center and a high-resolution monitor.

Already shipping around the world, the Acer TA272 HUL offers a 2,560x1,440 WQHD display, four times sharper than conventional high-definition monitors, according to the company. Equipped with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the TA272 includes a 10-point touch screen so you can tap into the wide lineup of available Android apps.

The system is outfitted with an Nvidia Tegra quad-core processor, 16GB of memory, and dual-band 802.11 abgn wireless connectivity. A 2-megapixel Webcam and two front-facing Dolby surround sound speakers are also part of the package.

The monitor itself can be tilted anywhere from 30 to 80 degrees depending on your preferred viewing angle. A USB 3.0 port can handle game controllers and other accessories.

The TA272 is also equipped with HDMI and DisplayPort connections, which means it can act as an external monitor for your desktop or laptop. The device is Windows 8 certified, so it can take full advantage of the touch-screen features in Microsoft's latest OS.

Consumers who wouldn't mind spending $1,099 on the TA272 can check Acer's online store or third-party retailers for availability.