Acer's Secret Brushed Aluminum Tablet Spotted At CES 2011

Posted: Jan 8 2011, 11:14am CST | by , in News | CES

Acer's Secret Brushed Aluminum Tablet Spotted at CES 2011
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It feels like Win.

Yesterday afternoon I made my way down to Nvidia's booth at CES 2011 to check out their display of new Tegra 2 products. I noticed a strange-looking tablet laying out on one of their tables. A moment's inspection revealed the manufacturer as Acer. The slate had an iPad-or-better thin frame that tapered down around the edges. The case was made of brushed aluminum. It felt wonderful in my hands. I turned to the Nvidia PR guy and asked him what it was.

"That's Acer's new tablet prototype. It doesn't have a name yet."

But he was good enough to hold it up and let me get a 360-degree look at the body. It was running as part of a game demo, so I couldn't look at the home screen or any of that. But I do know that the processor is a Tegra 2. The game it was running felt zippy and I didn't notice any issues with the touchscreen.

There's a big rear-facing camera, but other than that the hardware is a mystery. I did manage to snap a shot of the rear sticker with the model number info. It's in the gallery below.

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