Acer Announces 10.1 Inch Tablet - UPDATED

Acer, it seems is bringing out the big guns to compete in the tablet market. Unveiled at the Acer’s Global press event, the tablet aims to provide a extremely innovative solution that combines touch screen user-friendliness with the comfortable experience of a physical keyboard. In fact the tablet also comes with a dock which includes a full size keyboard and other connectivity options.

Light in weight, but not in specs

The tablet weighs less than a kilo and is just 15mm thick, but that does not mean it skimps on performance. It will be powered by AMD’s next gen CPU technology and will be equipped with two 1.3 MP front and rear facing cameras. The tablet is also equipped with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity which allows it to be connected with the world all the time.

Acer says “Technological developments are changing the way we interact with devices. No longer a single product but a multitude of instruments with diverse form factors and display sizes designed to meet the specific connection need of that particular moment, allowing the digital individual to stay connected and interact with his world, anytime, anywhere. Social networks, music, email, instant messages, photos, videos, chat and the web have become essential in everyday life. The content we produce, and the availability and accessibility to it at all times is what drives us towards new instruments. Interaction, connecting, sharing and mobility. Welcome to the Acer tablet.

We are still guessing what screen resolution the tablet will support as well as its hard drive space. But it sure looks like a great addition to the tablet arena, since it’s not every day we get our hands on a AMD powered device.

While the price has not been announced, we do know that the device will ship in February 2011.


According to sources, it can now be confirmed that the Acer 10 inch Windows 7 tablet will be powered by AMD's dual-core C-50 Ontario APU, which also packs in a HD 6250 graphics chip and uses just 9W of power, while the 10 inch Android tablet will be brought to life by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chip.

Published Date: Nov 26, 2010 10:21 am | Updated Date: Nov 26, 2010 10:21 am