The big bucks in the tech universe seem to be hailing mostly from smartphones, which look set to replace both computers and tablets before long, yet some device manufacturers refuse to shift their focus to mobile.
Take Acer. Despite traveling to Berlin for IFA with an eclectic product lineup consisting of tablets, convertibles, laptops and handhelds, the Taiwanese have made a fuss about the Iconia One 8, Iconia Tab W, Iconia Tab 10, Aspire Switch 10 and 11, filing the Liquid Z500 under “others”.
Ironically, the IFA press release footnote seemingly offers better bang for buck than the headliners, being priced at €149 in Europe and Asia while accommodating pretty outstanding specs. I mean, you don’t see a 720p 5 incher slapped with such a sensible price point just every day.
And according to Acer, the bright, crisp IPS screen is nowhere near the top of the selling point list, with a major emphasis on entertainment features such as a DTS Studio Sound system that allegedly sports “CD quality” and lossless, immersive music “everywhere”. Also, HD front speakers.
And boy, oh boy, is the KitKat-running slab sleek, with an 8.65 mm profile, as well as playful color coatings: Sandy Silver and Aquamarine Green in addition to the classier, more elegant Titanium Black.
The cherry on top of Liquid Z500’s revealed spec sheet is an uber-capable 8 megapixel auto focus rear-facing camera with F2.0 aperture and Bright Magic technology, though key details like the processor’s make and model and the RAM count remain under wraps. That’s never a good sign, but let’s hope for the best and circle September 15 in our calendars.
Via [Acer UK]