tablets will continue to outpace the PC market, and comprise half of non-smartphone purchases.
IDC predicts that the total number of tablets shipped in the last quarter of 2013 will surpass that of personal computers. Furthermore, things might get even more interesting by the end of 2015, at least for tablet manufacturers and vendors.
Acer has announced and shown off a few new smartphones and tablets this year at IFA, how about a 24-inch desktop PC running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean? Well, that's exactly what we have with the brand new Acer DA241HL All-in-one PC, which they announced earlier this week. Below check out a few pictures of this ridiculous tablet that doubles as a PC monitor.
Acer had three products to announce this morning before showing off their lineup at IFA in Berlin. Along with a new 6.0-inch smartphone and a standard tablet, we're now getting a look at their more unconventional offering in a 24-inch PC aiming to bring Android into your family computer room. With 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and multi-user accounts, this all-in-one PC is quite interesting.
ASUS had plenty to announce at Computex 2013, and their new Transformer Book Trio is the oddest of the bunch, but looks pretty interesting. In what they're calling the "world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet, and desktop PC." The Transformer Book Trio does it all. Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Windows 8, and even can be your desktop PC if you'd like.
NVIDIA's new game console, Project SHIELD, have been extremely hard at work perfecting the device to be the ultimate Android gaming device. We've seen and covered it plenty in the past, got hands-on time with it flying the Parrot AR Drone and more, but today NVIDIA's giving us all a behind-the-scenes look at everything they've been doing in preparation for the release.
Samsung SideSync with their Windows ATIV branding announcement, but today we're now getting additional details. Samsung has introduced what they're calling SideSync, which will allow your PC and Galaxy smartphone to work together as one. It doubles as a backup solution, and can you even use your keyboard and mouse on your phone.
mysms has just been updated with a few new features that makes it even more useful and one of my favorite apps. If you've never used mysms, it lets you send and receive text messages on your phone but it also lets you do the same from your desktop, laptop, tablet, and even a browser. It's pretty powerful so check it out.
NVIDIA is back with another quick video this week teasing just how awesome their upcoming Android-powered portable gaming console truly is. In a new series every Monday and Thursday we'll be bringing you the latest ideas and content from NVIDIA. Today they're featuring Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Not the Android version either, the full graphic intensive PC title right on Project SHIELD.
NVIDIA have released a video for what will be known as PC Mondays. Each Monday they'll be showing an impressive PC Game or something similar running on their new Project Shield Android-powered gaming device. For the gamers around these parts today they have Borderlands 2, one graphically intensive game looking just beautiful on their Tegra 4 powered gaming device. Check it out below.