IFA 2013: Acer readies DA241HL Android desktop

Summary:The 24-inch all-in-one PC uses a Tegra 3 processor and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but is there a market for it?

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Acer has unveiled the latest desktop PC to use Android as its OS at the IFA 2013 show in Berlin this week. The DA241HL joins the forthcoming HP Slate 21 and Acer's own DA220HQL as desktops that are powered by mobile processors and the Android OS.

While the Slate 21 is expected to use Nvidia's new Tegra 4 processor, the DA241HL will rely on a Tegra 3 CPU. But it also delivers a bigger screen -- 24 inches -- though with the same 1080p resolution (1,920x1,080) and ability to tilt (between 20 and 75 degrees).

The DA241HL will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and should be able to run apps from the Google Play store, according to Acer. Our sister site CNET has some hands-on observations about how well the Tegra 3-powered system performs with Android.

Acer has announced European pricing of 429 euros (roughly $565) when the DA241HL is released in October. But the question remains: Will anyone want to buy one of these desktops to use Android at home instead of on (or in addition to) their phone or tablet? Would you? Let us know in the Talkback section below.

Topics: PCs, Android

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