Acer will reportedly reveal two or three tablets in the first half of the year. ComputerWorld heard these systems will use Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors and run the Google Android operating system, a quite odd combination. The largest "Sandy Android" tablet will have a 10" screen. Acer intends to replace most of its netbook lineup with these tablets, but exact pricing is still unknown.
"They are aimed at phasing out netbooks," he said. "That’s the direction of the market."
They will use Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors and run an Android operating system, Lu said. The largest will have a 10-inch screen, Lu said.
The Taiwan-based computer giant will keep making netbooks, adding to its millions sold to date, but it will stick to simple models and manufacture fewer than in years past as tablets gain popularity, he said
The tablets will run faster than laptops with Windows operating systems, and will use a four-core processor, he said. The company has not revealed any other product details. The tools will be made for common users, Lu said, rather than expressly for gamers.