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Acer Android AIO TA272HUL: hands-on and first-impressions

Acer originally unveiled the TA272HUL Android All-in-One back in January. The announcement arrived during CES. More to the point for today -- Acer recently provided us with a unit for review. We have to admit that having Android (in this case 4.2 Jelly Bean with the Play Store) running on a 27-inch display seems a bit crazy. We'll likely have more to say as we get deeper into the review, but for now we wanted to share some images and some first impression style thoughts.

Acer Liquid Z4 smartphone hands-on

Acer had the Liquid E3, and they were also showing the Liquid Z4 here at Mobile World Congress. The Z4 takes things down a step as compared to the E3. Basically, if the Liquid E3 were in the mid-range lineup, the Liquid Z4 has arrived to fill the lower end of that space. The handset sports a 4-inch display and is powered by a dual-core 1.3GHz processor.

Acer Liquid E3 smartphone hands-on

Acer was showing a few smartphones here during Mobile World Congress, one of which was the Liquid E3. This one will be running the new Liquid user interface, and touting perks such as being able to multitask with ease, and also capture images that wow. As for the UI, Acer mentioned how the this will bring a new icon and visual style that should provide the user with a better visual experience.

Acer commits to making wearables for release in 2014

Acer, maker of many great Android and Chrome products, will attempt to copy their success on a smaller scale. The company has announced they will be making wearable devices, with the first expected to hit shelves later this year. Surprisingly, these products were also demoed under everyone’s nose at CES, as Acer notes they showed them off to various partners behind closed doors.

Acer writes off millions in raw material while they try to right the ship

Acer’s move to tablets has been quite successful. They have a slew of lower cost devices that many find attractive, if for nothing more than the price point itself. Acer, however, was a PC cornerstone. That market has since slipped into a spiral, leaving Acer to pick up its pieces. They appear to be on the right path, but not in the clear just yet.

Acer Tab 7 hits China, beats the B1 in testing

Acer, who is no stranger to low cost devices, may have outdone themselves. Released in China, their new Tab 7 checks in at around $99. Though you might not expect much from a $99 tablet, this one has some interesting benchmarks, which could make it more desirable than their B1, available stateside. Of course, there is a good chance we won't get the option.
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