It looks like Acer may have plans to bring an all-in-one desktop running Google Android to the US soon. The company started showing off an all-in-one desktop in June, and this week a similar device showed up at the FCC website, suggesting it could be on the way to the States.
The system seems to go by several different names. It’s labeled as both the Acer DA241HL and the Gateway N1-2400. The only real difference is that one model is likely to be sold under the Acer brand, while the other will likely wear the Gateway name in markets where that brand still does better.
At first glance, the system looks like a desktop computer monitor, but there are speakers below the screen, a touchscreen and audio, USB and SD card ports around the sides. And tucked away inside the case is a processor, storage, and everything else you need to run Google Android.
The model that showed up in June was called the Gateway N3-220. That model has a 21.5 inch display. If I had to guess, I’d say the model numbers for the N1-2400/DA241HL suggest that we’re looking at a model with a 24 inch display.
Benchmark results from GFXBench suggest that the system features a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.
Meanwhile the FCC line drawing of the computer seems to confirm that we’re either looking at an all-in-one desktop, a monitor that happens to run Android when it’s not being used as a display for another PC, or a big-ole tablet.