Acer to Build Sandy Bridge-powered Android Tablets

CES 2011 brought a lot of new tablets from various manufacturers. Most of them were powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor. Acer has quite a few devices which are powered by the dual-core benchmarking beast, but now it seems they want a lot more horsepower.

Quad-core android tablets? Very impressive, Acer.

In an interview given to Computerworld, Taiwan sales manager Lu Bing-hsian said that Acer will be selling two to three new tablets in the first half of 2011. He also added that the devices will be powered by Intel’s quad-core Sandy Bridge processors and will run an Android OS. The devices will have 7-inch and 10-inch variants and according to Mr. Bing-hsian, they are aimed at phasing out netbooks.

He also added that the tablets will runs faster than laptops with Windows operating systems and said that the devices will be made for general users rather than being created for gamers.

Published Date: Jan 19, 2011 11:24 am | Updated Date: Jan 19, 2011 11:24 am