Today in New York, Acer announced new products that will all be available this year. They announced a very budget-friendly Chromebook and tablet, another tablet meant for the education market and has plans to bring a higher-end gaming-centric tablet to market as well.
First up is the Intel Celeron-powered 15.6-inch Chromebook, Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531). This device has an N2830 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and expandable memory up to 128GB. It has a 1366 x 768 resolution, boasts up to 11 hours of battery life on a single charge, and has one USB 3.0 port, one audio jack and one HDMI port.
It will be available in the U.S. in July starting at just $199.99, so maybe this isn’t a bad deal after all.
Then we have the budget-friendly Iconia One 8 Tablet. Available for $149 starting in July, this 8-inch tablet has a 1280 x 800 resolution, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and measures just 9.5mm thin. It runs on an Intel Atom quad-core processor, comes with 16 or 32GB of on-board storage, and is also slated to provide up to 8.5 hours of battery life on a single charge.
And there was another tablet, the Tab 10, that should arrive in schools in the U.S. this May. It will come with a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of on-board storage. It also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and is part of the Google Education ecosystem. This tablet will be available in the United States and in parts of Europe for $299 and €299, respectively.
Acer also introduced the Acer Predator Tablet. To coincide with the company’s Predator PCs, this gaming-focused tablet features four front-facing speakers and an 8-inch display. There isn’t too many informations about this device because it won’t be available on the market until Q4 of this year. However it will have some sort of haptic feedback feature that should make the tablet rumble when you’re taking hard corners in Asphalt 8, for instance.