Acer’s new 27-inch, Android powered device shown in Taiwan

November 7, 2013

We’re not sure tablets need to get much bigger, but Acer may be pushing the envelope. While they’re calling their new 27-inch behemoth a “monitor”, it has Android 4.2.2 — and a Tegra 4 processor. It also has 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage. Sounds a whole lot like a tablet to us. We've seen this before from Acer, but at 27-inches, their previous 24-incher clearly wasn't big enough for them.

We’ve seen Android “computers” before, most notably from HP. It’s not a far-fetched concept, considering the lines are constantly blurring between desktop and mobile, and operating systems have a lot of cross-functionality. Given the adjunct features of this one, we’d like to think that’s the overriding goal, too. This device, along with a few others, will make their way into Acer's 'Smart' series.

While still operating under a codename — the TA272HUL — Acer’s device has a pair of HDMI ports, two USB 3.0 slots, an SD Card slot, dual Harmon Kardon speakers, and Ethernet. It also has WiFi, Bluetooth, and a headset jack. Aside from the fact it runs Android rather than a more traditional system, this one sounds a lot like any other desktop computer.

Priced at just shy of $500, it’s currently only available in Taiwan. We’re not sure if this is a limited run for a very small market, a test to gauge response, or the beginning of something bigger. The 2560 x 1440 may not be the sharpest resolution you can get for a 27-inch screen, but with Android on-board, it has our attention.

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  • Pabrinex

    So, is it a touchscreen device, or how does one interact with android?

    • JCB

      If you follow the link in the article, and scroll down to “Especificaciones”, you will see under that quite clearly

      Pantalla: 27 pulgadas con panel AHVA, 10 puntos multi-táctil