When Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablets last year, many were shocked as many did not expect Microsoft to launch their own branded tablet, especially since they had many OEM partners on their side. Acer was probably the most vocal, even asking Microsoft to “leave the hardware to the professionals”, and apparently even delaying their own Windows RT tablets in the process. With their obvious displeasure, we guess we’re not too surprised to learn that Acer could be looking for alternative sources of revenue and according to a rumor from CNET, it seems that alternative source could be Android.
A report from CNET has revealed that there is a possibility that Acer is looking to release an Android-powered AIO system that would Android replace Windows. Expected to be priced at $400, this rumored device will be powered by Texas Instruments’ 4430 ARM chipset clocked at 3GHz with at least 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. Of course there’s no telling if Acer will indeed do such a thing, but it would definitely be interesting to see how the public might react to such a device. What do you guys think? Anyone interested in an Acer AIO system running on Android and powered by Intel Haswell?