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Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:50

Acer plans Sandy Bridge tablets

Written by Nick Farell

From seven to 10 inches
Acer does not seem to be too concerned about tablets cannibalising its netbooks.

It has confirmed it is planning to release two or three tablets in the first half of 2011. The tablets will range in size from 7 inches to 10 inches and will be part of what Acer's Taiwan sales manager Lu Bing-hsian said was “phasing out netbooks” since “that’s the direction of the market.”

The three slates will be Android based but use Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, which is interesting because we would have expected to see Android running on ARM-based processors such as NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. This is yet another announcement related to Android tablets coming from Acer. At CES 2011, the ICONIA Tab A500, which pairs Android with the Tegra 2 was on show.

Acer expects the new tablets to be consumer-centric, and while the company believes the segment as a whole is gradually eclipsing the netbook segment, it will still be producing budget notebooks. Acer looks like it will only focus on simple netbook models to suit the reduced demand.

More here.
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-2 #1 JAB Creations 2011-01-18 19:04
Tablets are expensive toys that you have to look at the keyboard to type on while netbooks albeit not a replacement for a full system are still more capable overall and have much more functionality for the price. In short we don't need tablets and in depth the tablet hype is nothing more than the communist push of materialism; recommended reading: Protocols of Zion. Welcome to Earth. *sigh*
+5 #2 Psykosis 2011-01-18 19:33
Quoting JAB Creations:
the communist push of materialism

That's some funny shit bro. Recommended reading: Any book on basic politics. ;-)
+1 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-18 19:59
Seeing how business people that actually need physical keyboards are capable of splashing out a lot of cash for their needs I don't see how phasing out netbooks but still offering budget notebooks will affect the situation!
-3 #4 JAB Creations 2011-01-18 20:35
Quoting Psykosis:
Recommended reading: Any book on basic politics. ;-)

Most people here would agree that the tech sites are exceptionally biased and in the wrong way. If you're getting 40-60 FPS you're fine but in example Maximum PC said that a Phenom II X6 with a 100 FPS was "pathetic" which translates in to "spend more money than you have to" which translates in to completely unjustified materialism which translates in to communism.

Recommended research: chemtrails, gold-for-cash frauds, mass animal deaths, missing 1.5 trillion dollars with the "federal" reserve chair unable to tell the American public where their money is.

My point remains valid: tablets are a worthless waste.
+1 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-19 07:22
Tablets aren't for everyone... they may be worthless to you and me, but trust me, people that only play farmville and browse the internets will have a better deal, plus they need less plastic to make them so less pollution, which is already a problem.
+1 #6 AMD 2011-01-20 15:00
Could I dual boot it with Windows 7?

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