We all have seen Personal Computers, Desktops, and Laptops running on various platforms whether it is Windows, Ubuntu or any other. But what you call a Desktop running on Android, an operating system that’s predominantly found on mobile devices like tablets, smart phones, Droid top, Desk Droid and personal Droid Puter.
Acer TA272 HUL Processor
Acer has been in the Android game for quite some time, but this year the company is trying their hands on something new. Acer is incorporating the world famous mobile OS into its very popular line of touch screen monitors. Dubbed the TA272 HUL, The new desktop from Acer is an all-in-one desktop. It runs on Android 4.2 Jellybean. The desktop is powered by an NVidia Tegra quad-core processor. It also wields a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel 10-point touchscreen display, has a 16GB SSD, 1GB of RAM and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.
Acer TA272 HUL Display
The HUL has a 27-inch AHVA display which offers 10-point multi-touch. It can provide a maximum resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, response time of 5ms, contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1 and a brightness rating of 300 nits. Sporting a 2-megapixel webcam, USB 3.0 and HDMI Port inputs and Dolby virtual surround sound speakers, the Acer TA272 HUL can run as a touchscreen Windows 8 pc or as a standalone all-in-one Android PC.
Acer TA272 HUL Features
Using Acer’s own words, the system features a “floating” design courtesy of a transparent base and a picture frame-like stand. There are two front-facing Dolby speakers which sit prominently below the actual display that is it surrounded by an overly thick bezel. For the purpose of video calls, selfies and the like, a 2-megapixel webcam with supporting microphone is positioned at the top the screen.
The machine contains six buttons and an activity LED on its right edge. Unfortunately, only the power button on the bottom is being mentioned by its name. The rest get on-screen labels beside each button upon pressing them. These buttons include input selection, volume up and down and color management function. Looking at the rear of the machine, it reveals the aforementioned picture frame-like stand. This design allows the display to be positioned from 30 degrees to 80 degrees tilt, but that’s all one can get. There are no height adjustment, no rotation and no swivel. There is no way to stand the monitor straight up.
There are only two HDMI ports and a Display Port – on the rear of the device for the device’s connectivity. To the right, there is an Ethernet port, SD card slot, microphone jack and a USB port. Heat output and fan noise were both non-issues. The system barely felt hot to the touch. Fan noise was non-existent; not much of a surprise given the mobile hardware inside but a good gesture nevertheless.
Some of its best features are- it has got a beautiful display, it can be used as a standalone display for your laptop or desktop, it’s Tegra 4 performs well, and it has got number of connectivity options. It is recommended to go for this desktop.