Acer TA272 is both a 27 inch monitor and an Android all-in-one PC

Acer is expanding its line of Android-powered all-in-one desktops with a new 27 inch model with a 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen display. At first glance, the Acer TA272 HUL looks like a big, high-resolution monitor… and you can use it as one. But behind the glass, this monitor also has the guts of an Android tablet… and you can use it as one of those too (sort of).

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The Acer TA272 HUL features an NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor (the company doesn’t say if it’s a Tegra 3 or Tegra 4 chip), 16GB of built-in storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet, 10-point multitouch input, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.

It’s basically a big Android tablet… without a battery. With a 27 inch screen, it’s unlikely you were going to throw this thing in your backpack and take it to a coffee shop anyway.

There are front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio and a 2MP webcam.

You can also connect a keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals thanks to the USB 3.0 port. Or if you’d rather just use the machine as a display you can use the HDMI and DisplayPort inputs to connect your PC or other devices.

Overall this looks like one of the most impressive Android all-in-one PCs announced to date… but there’s a catch. Like most large displays with resolutions higher than 1080p, the Acer TA272 isn’t exactly cheap. It has a suggested retail price of $1099.

The good news is that’s only $100 more than the price of Acer’s T272HUL monitor — in other words, you could get the same touchscreen display but without the Tegra processor, built-in storage, and Android software for $999. Or you could spend a little more and pick up this model and use it to run Android apps when you’re not busy using the device as a traditional PC monitor.

  • CampGareth

    eeesh that price tag, you can get these panels so cheaply from korea the maximum price should be $500-600 by now, but nope.

  • herolien

    A nice product but too expensive…

  • JD

    Let’s hope this model is better built than the model that preceded it (DA220HQL). I was thinking about getting one because the price had dropped to below $300 but then I started reading the reviews. The touchscreen typically failed within a few months. Either it would stop registering touch, half of it would go black, or both. The mouse and keyboard that shipped with it were also of questionable quality.

  • qualitypointopm

    Really a nice one but cost only high…This possess smooth multitasking,daily
    computing,gaming and other applications…Acer TA272 HUL is already shipping
    worldwide with a retail price of US$1,099…Watch this video to see this launch
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13SKzJlhb0Q