Last year at CES I saw a few all-in-one Android device including some from ViewSonic and this year Acer are introducing a 21.5 inch Android device (I can’t call it a PC can I?). The Acer DA223 All-in-one has a 21.5 inch 10-point capacitive touchscreen running Android Jelly Bean powered by an Snapdragon 600 processor running at 1.7GHz. What does make it interesting is that it has MHL input so it can be used as a display and touch screen for a Windows 8 PC, Acer say its full HD so it should be a 1080p display.

It has a battery so it can be moved around the home and is going to cost $699. No UK prices yet but I hope to find out soon.

Press Release:


Acer Introduces the Acer DA223 HQL Portable Android All-in-one for Entertainment and Sharing around the Home


Editors’ Summary:

Open source, customizable Android operating system

Ideal for browsing; entertainment and sharing apps

Built-in battery allows it to work unplugged and be moved from room to room

21.5-inch Full HD wide-viewing angle display with 10-point capacitive touchscreen offers intuitive and easy operation

Seamless edge-to-edge design for a clean and borderless look

Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) for creating reliable, more secure and easy to use self-built clouds 

Acer today announced the Acer DA223 HQL, a portable 21.5-inch All-in-one (“AIO”) with Android OS, and features convenient touch, a built-in battery and seamless edge-to-edge glass design.

The Acer DA223 HQL All-in-one brings the Android experience from mobile devices to daily computing. It is ideal for browsing, enjoying and sharing of loaded applications. It features a 10-point capacitive touchscreen that affords intuitive and easy operation as well as a built-in battery that allows it to work completely unplugged and be easily moved from room to room.

The Acer DA223 HQL sports a seamless edge to edge glass design that provides a clean, borderless display that looks great in any modern home.  The display supports FULL HD, offers wide-viewing angles and features an adjustable tilt stand that permits the frame to be placed completely flat.   With MHL connectivity the AIO can be connected to mobile devices and be used as an external monitor.  Windows 8 certification permits smooth touch control when the Acer DA223 HQL is used to project devices with Windows OS as well.

The Acer DA223 HQL is outfitted with Android OS Jelly Bean and provides fast and smooth performance with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor with 1.7GHz quad core CPUs.  The Snapdragon 600 processor’s superior graphics and exceptional multimedia capabilities offers best-in class performance that are designed to handle the most demanding tasks while using less battery power.  With the Snapdragon 600 processor, the Acer DA223 HQL will have seamless connectivity, rich viewing experiences, advanced user interfaces and console-quality gaming. Acer PCs can be seamlessly integrated for accessing data anytime, anywhere – through Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) (1). It enables users to build their own cloud on their devices, such as music, photos and other types of clouds. These self-built clouds, based on an Acer Open Platform, are reliable, more secure, easy to use and provide users convenient access to their information and content anytime, anywhere.

Pricing and availability

The Acer DA223 HQL All-in-one is already shipping worldwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$699. For details about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer, or see

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