Acer on Tuesday launched its 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrid dubbed Acer One. Available exclusively via Amazon India, and also known as Acer One S1001, the Windows-based hybrid has been given a limited period price of Rs. 19,999 for the 1GB of RAM (DDR3L) model, and Rs. 21,999 for the 2GB of RAM (DDR3L) model.
The Acer One's highlight are the four different modes in which it can be used -Notebook Mode, Pad Mode, Display Mode, and Tent Mode. The tablet ships with a bundled keyboard with an integrated 500GB hard disk drive that attaches to the tablet display via magnetic Acer Snap Hinge.
The laptop-tablet hybrid features a 10-inch HD (1280x800 pixel) display and is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3735F processor (2MB cache, 1.3GHz base frequency, 1.8GHz burst frequency, 4 cores, 4 threads) coupled with Intel HD Graphics integrated GPU.
The Windows 8.1-based laptop also includes a 2-megapixel rear and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. As for the storage, the Acer One tablet comes with 32GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The laptop-tablet hybrid features a 6000mAh battery with a power-saving feature named InstantGo is also included. The feature is claimed to let the laptop use 5 percent of the battery in 16 hours. Connectivity options include 2xUSB2.0 ports, 1xHDMI port, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth v4.0.
"The Acer One is a stunning addition to the Acer portfolio of connected devices. A brilliant package of productivity, portability, flexibility and vibrancy, this is the real 'bender' - putting you in control of your world - work or play. Indian consumers being intrinsically multi-taskers will love this device as it helps us to do just that - achieve more from each moment of our lives," said S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India during the launch.
"We are excited to offer our customers across India an easy and convenient access to the new Acer One. This is in line with our vision of providing customers across India a wide selection at competitive prices and a trustworthy shopping experience every time they shop on Amazon.in. Increasingly, we are witnessing a growing demand from customers for gadgets that are not just user-friendly but also offer a seamless experience between business & entertainment functionalities. We are certain that the Acer One will resonate very well with the youth," added Samir Kumar, Director Category Management, Amazon India.