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

acer-TA272 HUL

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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  • Cwalden21

    way too pricy for what it is. If they could get work on getting it down then this could be a pretty cool piece of tech.

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    • spydasweb

      Not really! A touch screen this size is about $700.00, so you’re getting the extra operating system built in for a small price really and it is such a large screen I think it’s worth it. Further to that you can add a Windows PC to it and it’s a full touch screen unit or even a Mac to turn that into a touch screen.

  • rr2009

    The price is too damn high!!!

  • Chad grenlata

    This is way too expensive. If I was acer I would have had two seperate versions a 25 inch 720p screen with 4.3 jelly bean, w some of the bells and whistles for 400$ and the 33 inch1080 with 4.4 kit kat and a free upgrade to 5.0 w these features mentioned for $750 granted that may not mean much but at least people will buy it instead of feeling priced out of the market like that. 300-500 should be the price range acer and other android all in one pcs should be in anyways it is affordable to most people.

    • thel0nerang3r

      A 25″ 720p computer screen would look horrible.

  • donger

    Wow.

  • IGnatius T Foobar

    This is the future of the desktop, kids. Yes, this particular model is a bit too expensive, but what you’re seeing here is the end game. It’s a monitor that can be plugged into your clunky and crappy traditional Windows PC, but it also has an Android stack that can run on its own.

    Once the price points come down to where all screen manufacturers do this, the game is essentially over for Microsoft. Imagine this screen, or one like it, on the desk of a user who is having trouble with Windows (not too hard to imagine, since Windows fails pretty much all the time). He’s got work he wants to get done, but is now faced with fixing Windows for the next couple of hours — or, if he’s a non technical home user, taking it to one of those computer guy shops where they charge $100 for virus and spyware removal.

    But wait! The monitor has a computer of its own in it, right?

    So he unplugs the computer, goes online with the Android stack built in to the monitor … and soon realizes that it’s a much better environment than the one on the clunky old computer. After a while he forgets about getting the mini tower fixed, stuffs it in the attic, and lives out the rest of his days as an Android desktop user.

    This is the future. It’s quite obvious. And after decades of Micro$oft monopoly, it’s about time.

  • oldman60

    It looks nice

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