Acer is getting the jump on IFA this year. The event technically begins September 6, but they have already announced 3 new devices to add to their line-up. There's a new 6-inch smartphone, a tablet device, and something a little more interesting. Labeled the DA241HL, Acer unveiled a 24-inch touchscreen PC that is looking to bring Android to your family, in your home. This all-in-one PC runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has support for multi-user accounts. It's an interesting twist on touchscreen home PCs.
The DA241HL isn't the first large screen AIO PC running Android that we've seen this year. In February, Acer announced their first entry into the all-in-one PC segment. The new PC announced this morning in Berlin has more powerful specs than the previous model. It's running on a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1 GB of RAM. The 24-inch screen has a 1920 x 1080p HD display and Google Play Store access, too. These specs are not top of the line by any means, but it's a step in the right direction. This is the same Tegra 3 SoC that's powering last years Nexus 7. Acer is trying to bring it to the PC market, but we're not sure it will work. Even though the specs are better than February's model, the new DA241HL is still an underpowered device.
The display on this PC can swivel from 20 degrees to 75 degrees so users can optimize their viewing angle. It has MHL support for the addition of a second display, as well as USB and HDMI slots. If you like, you can even stream your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC or tablet to the 24-inch screen on this new Acer PC, using the built-in HDMI input.
Acer is continuing its shift away from Windows and towards Android with this release. It plans to bring the DA241HL to market in October of this year. Pricing will start â‚¬429 and go up from there. Check out the full press release below for all of the details on the DA241HL and the two other new Acer products announced this morning.
Acer Launches a Touch More All-in-One Desktops Designed to Become the Hub of Family Life @ IFA
- A new range of AiO desktop designed to offer an easy and outstanding touch experience
- Introducing the Acer DA241HL, the first Android AiO supporting multi-tasking, web browsing, gaming and video
- Powerful performance and top entertainment with the modern and flexible Aspire U5-610
- Optimized sound and simplified access and terrific visuals with the Aspire Z3 series
BERLIN, Sept. 2, 2013 - Acer today unveiled the Acer DA241HL, the first All-in-One based on the Android OS and NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor from Acer. It's designed to offer users the same familiar experience as with tablets and smartphones. The company also took the opportunity to launch several new All-in-Ones aimed at offering users an improved and more ergonomic full HD touch experience. The range of new models includes the elegant, modern and flexible Aspire U5-610, the Aspire Z3-105 and the Aspire Z3-610, designed to unlock a world of optimized sound, simplified access and full HD touch enjoyment for the entire family.
With the DA214HL, Acer introduces the first Full HD touch 24-inch AiO based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and featuring NVIDIA Tegra quad-core performance. Users can now find on their home PC the same familiar interface used on other Android devices, such as smartphones and tablets that are increasingly popular for media consumption, web browsing or social media interactions.
What's more, the Android OS unlocks a world of exciting games and affordable productivity solutions, and the same 1 million+ apps from the Google Market can be accessed across multiple Android devices under the same user account. This provides a simplified and convenient user experience, as content can easily be synchronized across devices. The Tegra processing power provides access to the top sold emulated games and features on Google Play that are not supported or slow to play with other processors. On top of it, the DA241HL can offer a personalized experience to each family member, as it allows the customization of settings and apps for up to 5 users.
Thanks to MHL connectivity, the DA241HL can easily transmit smartphone content to a larger display for more comfortable viewing. It can also connect to any PC with Windows 8 via an HDMI port or USB cable becoming a 2-point Touch Display. In addition, the tilting angle of 20° to 75° enables a comfortable touch experience.
Acer Aspire U5-610
Elegant, contemporary and flexible, the Aspire U5-610 is the perfect home AiO for modern day explorers. Bundled in a stunning, futuristic design, the Aspire U5-610 is engineered to deliver top performance for first-class entertainment and maximum productivity. It couples the latest 4th generation Intel® Coreâ„¢ processors, providing better CPU performance and enabling applications to load faster. And NVIDIA's® GeForce® GTX 760M allows faster content creation, smoother gaming and better digital entertainment; plus up to 16 GB DDR3 memory provides faster multitasking.
Besides great performance, the Aspire U5-610 offers users a top of the range entertainment experience. On the 23" Full HD touch display that touts wide viewing angle colours, saturation and contrast are fine-tuned by Acer's CineBoost Color Engine (ACCE). CONEQâ„¢ Sound Technology, designed to improve sound direction towards the user, expands the sound images to better match visual movie effects and maximise sound coverage regardless of users sit. Acer Remote helps to control Windows 8 via iOS or Android mobile devices. Pairing an iOS or Android mobile device with the Aspire U5-610 via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth instantly unleashes a series of remote applications over the touchpad, media, keypad, Windows 8 Metro, Power point and Laser control.
Optimized to allow users to capture and share more, the Aspire U5-610 features a Full HD webcam with up to a 75° wide Field of View (FOV) enabling a larger coverage of visuals during video chats. Moreover, to let family, friends or business contacts clearly hear what users are saying, the Acer Purified.Voice provides clear communication with no volume reduction by tracking the speaker's voice and eliminating background noise. The HDMI with MHL support lets users easily access and share content on a bigger screen from their mobile devices while charging.
The Aspire Z3-105 is powered with AMD's latest A series quad-core processors and Radeon graphic solutions to offer best performance and let families enjoy enhanced entertainment. The 23" full HD touch display with IPS technology grants amazing images and life-like colours, while premium front-facing Harman Kardon® speakers and Dolby® Home Theater® v4 surround sound unlock a world of fantastic cinematic audio. The front-facing ports and webcam make it easy for customer to connect external devices or chat with friends.
The Aspire Z3-610 all-in-one desktop is designed to offer the best performance and an all-round entertainment to the entire family. Now available with Intel's 4th generation processors, it can pack either integrated graphics from Intel or Nvidia's GeForce GT 740M graphic solution to ensure a fast multimedia experience. While the 23" full HD touch display with IPS technology presents stunning images and natural-looking colours, premium front-facing Harman Kardon® speakers and Dolby® Home Theater® v4 surround sound for crystal clear, accurate sound.
A touch IFA 2013
Acer International Media & Partner Lounge
Where: Die Kunztschule, Schuetzenstrasse 6, 10117 Berlin
When: September 3 - 7, 2013, 15:00 - 22:00
Where: Hall 12/101
When: September 6- 11, 2013
Availability and Pricing
The Acer DA241HL will be available mid-October with a starting price of â‚¬429.-.
The Acer Aspire U5-610 will be available in December with a starting price of â‚¬1,129.
The Acer Aspire Z3-105 will be available in December with a starting price of â‚¬799.
The Acer Aspire Z3-610 will be available in January with a starting price of â‚¬799.