Nvidia's Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip has gained quite a following in the tablet world, and now, it looks due for an entrance in notebooks. DigiTimes reports that Acer "plans to launch the world's first notebook powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 CPU in July."
I guess that July time frame probably means next week, unless Acer dumps a press release on us later today. DigiTimes doesn't say much else about the system, but it adds that Acer is also cooking up "new models running on Android 3.2," not to mention some Intel-based ultrabooks for December—no big surprises there.
As Lilliputing points out, Acer might be taking a bit of a gamble by releasing a Tegra 2 laptop so soon. Sure, we're all expecting a slew of ARM notebooks next year when Windows 8 is released, but right now, the operating system choices are more limited for non-x86 laptops. Acer's new baby might turn out to be a cheap, Android-based smartbook, perhaps not unlike an Eee Pad Transformer with its keyboard dock welded in place.
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