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Acer has apparently taken a small leap out of the Windows 8 band wagon and, as CNET affirms, the company is gearing up to release an All-in-One computer powered solely by Android instead Windows 8 or even the skinned RT version.

The AiO will reportedly contain an Intel Core i5 4430 processor clocked at 3GHz, 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM and at least 8GB of storage. Considering the fact that this new processor generation will be built using the Haswell technology, which has the potential of boosting battery life of a device by 50%, we would say that the Android-Intel duo would be quite interesting.

By evading Windows 8 and opting for Android, Acer could successfully cut down retail prices to approximately $391, depending on the listing – the device is already available for sale from certain retailers, despite not being officially unveiled. Even though some retailers price the item little above $400, is still a nice price to pay for a system of this scale and power.

http://www.androidauthority.com/acer-android-aio-windows-8-219128/
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So wait, running android on an x86 CPU?
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if only android was better in the multitasking area.
sure, on 4.2.2 its pretty good when it comes to allowing you to switch between apps when they are in thier low usage states, but i want to be able to have apps running 100% in the background with this hardware.
take android for a real spin.
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if only android was better in the multitasking area.
sure, on 4.2.2 its pretty good when it comes to allowing you to switch between apps when they are in thier low usage states, but i want to be able to have apps running 100% in the background with this hardware.
take android for a real spin.

I have a good feeling 5.0 will bring that to us wink.gif
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no good
when u want somthing real done Android is far away from Windows

but it opens for a linux install
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ONE GB of SDRAM. why are they using SDRAM?? and why, in frikin 2013, are we using 1 GB? this is why Acer will forever stay as a cheap low-quality company.

forgot to read that it's Android they're using tongue.gif this is a joke that they decide to use a phone os on a real computer lol! still, my complaint holds. 1 GB is too little
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1GB isn't too little for android. We're talking about a relatively weak operating system tailored to single tasking and rudimentary tasks. Now if it were windows, of course 1GB would be too sparse - yet keep in mind that android, for the most part, is a single tasking OS.
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1GB isn't too little for android. We're talking about a relatively weak operating system tailored to single tasking and rudimentary tasks. Now if it were windows, of course 1GB would be too sparse - yet keep in mind that android, for the most part, is a single tasking OS.
And therefore inadequate for anything more than simple web-browsing. Wanna do anything productive? You're screwed.
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So wait, running android on an x86 CPU?

Android has been compiled for x86 for a long time now.

Intel has has Atom "Medfield" x86 Android phones for over a year.
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1GB isn't too little for android. We're talking about a relatively weak operating system tailored to single tasking and rudimentary tasks. Now if it were windows, of course 1GB would be too sparse - yet keep in mind that android, for the most part, is a single tasking OS.
Then again 1GB -> 2GB RAM is $4-6 more.

My GS3 is idling at 1.2GB RAM utlized ATM....
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So wait, running android on an x86 CPU?

Android has been compiled for x86 for a long time now.

Intel has has Atom "Medfield" x86 Android phones for over a year.
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Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

1GB isn't too little for android. We're talking about a relatively weak operating system tailored to single tasking and rudimentary tasks. Now if it were windows, of course 1GB would be too sparse - yet keep in mind that android, for the most part, is a single tasking OS.
Then again 1GB -> 2GB RAM is $4-6 more.

My GS3 is idling at 1.2GB RAM utlized ATM....
They're selling RAM at 4 times the price the chips sell in bulk? o_O
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