Acer Confirms Quad-Core Tablets In 2012

We do like it when a technology company decides to do away

with speculation and rumour and simply confirm what we all knew was happening


And so we applaud Acer for confirming that we are going to

see quad-core Acer tablets coming in 2012. While the announcement itself is not

really that significant, considering we expect almost all tablet manufacturers

to go down the Tegra 3 route next year, it is nice to clear up any confusion.

To recap, the existence of Acer’s upcoming Tegra 3 tablets

was uncovered by User Agent Profiles on the Acer website suggesting that an

A510/A511 as well as A710/A711 tablets were on the horizon. However we don’t

know yet how many Tegra 3 tablets will be coming come Acer in the new year – which will be follow-ups to the Acer A100 and Acer A500which launched this year.

Acer Tegra 3 quad-core tablet

Speaking to T3, company’s president

Jim Wong said:
“You may have seen some leaked stories in the media

relating to Acer launching a new quad-core tablet and I can confirm these

stories are true. Acer was the first to follow Motorola with a Honeycomb tablet

in 2011 after the launch of the Xoom and we intend to remain very aggressive on

that front.”

But Android may not be the only OS getting love from Acer in

2012 with Wong hinting at a Windows 8 tablet arriving late in 2012: “Tablets

are a very important category to expand our business,” he said. “We

are the only company selling Windows 7 tablets in volume and next year we will

continue to do the same thing with second generation Windows tablets on the way

in addition to our Android tablets.”

We certainly like the sound of Windows 8 running on some

Acer hardware and with Android Ice Cream Sandwich on its way, we could turn see

the iPad 3 facing some stiff competition to retain Apple’s tablet crown.

Source: T3 via Pocket-lint

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