There's no doubt about it: tablets are getting more and more powerful. How powerful? If you ask Acer, they will soon have enough horsepower to gradually "phase out" netbooks.

The computer manufacturer told Computerworld that in the first half of 2011, it will begin selling two or three new Android tablets in the 7- to 10-inch range. While Acer didn't specify the price or Android version, the company did say something that's sure to get your Android-loving heart racing: the tablets will be "faster than laptops with Windows operating systems," and will use a quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processor.

XOOM who?

Source: Computerworld via Engadget

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • John J

    The part they don't mention, is that it will have to be plugged into the wall 100% of the time.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Haha. Sad but (probably) true.

    • Namuna

      How's that any different than now? :-P

  • Jerry

    Im not so sure about that. Its quad core but optimized for battery life. When you dont need the power it will run off 1 or 2 cores and activate the others as needed.
    The new chips are built for low power consumption, that + better battery tech should but these suckers in the 8+ hour range depending on usage.

  • ricethief

    I don't see why this isn't possible the MacBook Airs are pretty dam thin. I pulled this off osxdaily....

    "AnandTech did some extensive reviews of the new MacBook Air and found the battery to last a staggering 7 to 11.2 hours for the 11″ MacBook Air and 13″ 2010 models respectively"

    Can't they just use a smaller version of that battery? I can imagine these things will weigh considerably more. If I could get 2-3 hours on battery I'm sold.