Acer is reportedly preparing a monster of a tablet, with the 1.8GHz NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 4 chip, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and a WQHD or “Retina display,” as some would call it. Such display possibly has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The information on the mystery tablet, currently known as comes from Passmark and Nenamark benchmark results that were found by Notebook Italia. Liliputing also speculates that there could be 2GB of RAM onboard.
It is worth noting that the benchmark results actually indicate that the tablet, which has the model number TA272HUL, has a resolution of 2560 x 1344 pixels. However, some of those pixels are often occupied by the Android menu bar, so it is likely that the resolution will only be around 2560 x 1440 pixels, as mentioned above.
Its benchmark test ratings are shown to be better than the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-19300), Samsung SGH-1747, Asus Nexus 7, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Optimus 2X, and the Samsung Galaxy S. When compared to the Asus Nexus 7, the Acer TA272HUL has a score that is roughly two times better.
Acer’s new tablet may be an answer to the Transformer Pad Infinity, which ASUS announced during Computex last month. An updated version of their flagship tablet, the Transformer Pad Infinity boasts of a 1.9GHz quad-core Tegra 4 chip, a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, and support for 4K-resolution output via HDMI. If the leaked benchmark test results are authentic, and Acer does release the tablet, it could provide some competition with the Transformer Pad Infinity, especially if the Acer TA272HUL turns out to be a device with more or less the same dimensions.
Acer has not made any official announcements, or even dropped hints about the leaked device, so far. This year, the company seemed to focus more on launching budget tablets. At this point, there is no telling whether what we saw in the benchmark results is a real, upcoming tablet, or merely a prototype. If it is indeed a new tablet that is heading our way, more rumors and leaks like these may be expected to arrive in the near future.