Computex 2011 Show Coverage - Part 2

Acer's Booth - Part 1

Acer's Booth - Part 1

Like all big CE firms, tablets headline the Acer booth, as seen from this large Iconia Tab A500 banner.

If you have followed our recent tablet coverage on HWZ, you would know about the 10-inch Acer Iconia Tab, which runs Google Android Honeycomb and powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2. Acer hopes that its Dolby Mobile audio technologies and its Clear.Fi app will give it a multimedia edge.

Much has been said about the dual touchscreen Iconia. Tablet or notebook? It's up to how you use this 14-inch device, but its size and decent specs (Core i5 processor with Intel HD graphics) along with its Win 7 OS means it's more of a notebook, if you can get used to its touch interface.

This is the new Iconia A100, which is claimed to be the first 7-inch (1024 x 600) Android 3.0 tablet. As usual, it uses NVIDIA's Tegra 2, with two cameras, a 5MP rear facing and a 2MP front facing for video calls. 720p video playback is supported with HDMI output.

Tablet or smartphone? That's the impression we get from the Iconia Smart, which runs Android 2.3 and has a rather large 4.8-inch HXGA capacitive multi-touch screen. A Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255-1 1GHz processor is found inside.

The Acer W4 here is but a mockup but Acer will be putting the latest Windows Phone 7 Mango update on it. It uses a Qualcomm MSM8255, 1GHz processor with a 5MP camera. Microsoft lists a November 2011 launch date for this smartphone.

On the Android smartphone front, Acer has the 3.5-inch HVGA E320, which will run Gingerbread, and comes with Acer Shell 4.2, a custom UI. However, it uses a relatively slow 800MHz Qualcomm processor.