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Acer shows off New Tablet and Unveils Convertable Ultrabook

Acer Aspire P3 screen

Acer has announced a new products which include a new tablet and a convertible ultrabook, the announcement took place at a press event in New York City; the event show cased their two newest products the A1 tablet and the P3 convertible ultrabook running Windows 8.

The A1

The tablet will cost around about $169 and for that price you will get a 1.2GHZ quad-core chip and 8GB of internal storage, there is a 16GB option or you can expand the storage through the micro SD card slot on the device. The A1 will also come with a 7.9 inch display with the same resolution as the iPad mini – 1024 x 768.

The A1 has all of the features that will allow this tablet stay competitive at a low price point, these features include; GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 5 Megapixel rear facing camera which can record 1080p video, front facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, various slots – micro USB and microHDMI. Acer claims that you can get a good seven hour battery life out of the A1, which is a good amount of time for the price point

Acer A1

 The P3  

The Aspire P3 is runs Windows 8 and is powered by an Intel atom processor, you can chose between an i3 processor or the i5 variant. The graphics have not been disclosed for this convertible ultrabook, but we do know the keyboard is connected via a hinged case; this allows for a tilted screen angle. The P3 weighs in at about the pounds with an 11.6 inch HD screen.

The concept of this product just seems weird to me, it’s a cross between a tablet and a laptop and I just think the market isn’t big enough to warrant such a device. Tablets I get why people would want one and same goes for laptops, i’m just not keen on the cross between the two. For those of you who do like the idea of a tablet, laptop crossover the version i3 version of the Aspire P3 is available now for all of your convertible ultrabook needs for the price of $799.99

Acer Aspire P3

Source – Gigaom