Jan 03 AT 10:47 AM Nick Gray 11 Comments

Acer TA272 HUL all-in-one unveiled: the perfect Android companion for a Windows 8 PC

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Acer has been in the Android game for quite some time, but this year the company is trying something new. Acer is incorporating our favorite mobile OS into its very popular line of touch screen monitors. The new Acer TA272 HUL is a 27-inch, 2,560 x 1,440, 10-point touch panel powered by an NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor running Android. Sporting 16GB of storage, a 2-megapixel webcam, Dolby virtual surround sound speakers, USB 3.0, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, the Acer TA272 HUL can run as a standalone all-in-one Android PC or act as a touchscreen for a Windows 8 laptop or desktop computer.

The Acer TA272 HUL is currently shipping worldwide with a suggested retail price of $1,099. It’s doubtful that anyone will buy the Acer TA272 HUL simply because it’s running Android, but if we were already considering the Acer T272 HUL monitor, the extra $100 for an Android all-in-one doesn’t seem so bad.

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Acer Introduces Acer TA272 HUL Android All-in-One With WQHD Resolution for a Visually Stunning Home Computing Experience

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jan 3, 2014) -

Editors’ Summary:

  • Android OS for the Android experience on a big screen — ideal for home entertainment, browsing and sharing
  • 27-inch WQHD high resolution, wide-viewing angles and 10-point capacitive touch
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® quad-core processor for smooth multi-tasking and amazing performance
  • Dolby surround sound effect
  • Build Your Own Cloud (BYOCâ„¢) for creating reliable, more secure and easy-to-use self-built clouds

Acer today launched the Acer TA272 HUL Android all-in-one (“AIO”) that combines an ultra-high resolution 27-inch display, powerful NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor and premium chassis design.

The Acer TA272 HUL brings stunning visuals to home entertainment. It is equipped with a WQHD display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution that is four times sharper than HD, providing users incredibly crisp visuals for all their discerning entertainment needs. In addition, it also offers wide-viewing angles without color difference and a high contrast ratio, ideal for sharing and collaborating with friends and family. Featuring a 10-point touchscreen, users are provided a convenient, intuitive experience for apps and widgets.

The Acer TA272 HUL possesses the necessary performance for smooth multitasking, daily computing, gaming and applications. The system comes fitted with an NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor, 16G internal memory and dual-band 802.11 abgn wireless. Running Android OS 4.2 Jellybean, users can take advantage of millions of free apps and enjoy the Android experience afforded by mobile devices on a big screen.

The Acer TA272 HUL sports a premium design that incorporates a transparent base and asymmetric stand that makes the AIO appear it is floating and an edge-to-edge glass design for a seamless and minimalistic look. The stand allows the frame to be easily positioned from 30 to 80 degrees tilt, allowing users to set the most comfortable viewing angles. The Acer TA272 HUL is also outfitted with two front-facing Dolby surround sound speakers for superb audio and a 2MP webcam.

Excellent connectivity is afforded including a USB 3.0 port for attaching game controllers and other peripherals. HDMI and DisplayPort permit the display to be used as an external monitor for other devices, and Windows 8 certification permits smooth touch control when the Acer TA272 HUL is used to project devices with Windows OS as well.

Acer PCs can be seamlessly integrated for accessing data anytime, anywhere through Build Your Own Cloud (BYOCâ„¢) 1. It enables users to build their own cloud on their devices, such as music, photos and other types of clouds. These self-built clouds, based on an Acer Open Platform, are reliable, more secure, easy to use and provide users convenient access to their information and content anytime, anywhere.

Pricing and availability

The Acer TA272 HUL all-in-one is already shipping worldwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$1,099. For details about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer or seewww.acer.com.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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