Acer Phasing Out Netbooks in Favor Sandy Bridge Tablets

Posted by at 4:20 pm on January 18, 2011

Acer is developing a pair of Intel-based tablets in what could be a wider exit from the entire netbook category, the company’s Taiwan sales manager Lu Bing-hsian said on Tuesday. The seven- and 10-inch slates would use quad-core versions of Sandy Bridge-era Core processors but, reportedly, run on Android rather than Windows 7. Rather than serve as complements, they were directly intended to help in “phasing out netbooks.”

They would be targeted at everyday users rather than performance users such as gamers, according to Lu.

So far, Acer’s tablet plans have mostly surrounded Android tablets using ARM processors, such as the Tegra 2 sporting Iconia Tab A500.

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