Acer's latest 2-in-1 device - Acer One - goes on sale in India

Acer One, a 2-in-1 device with four modes for touch, typing, viewing, and sharing, is now available in retail stores in India. Targeted at young consumers, the device is best suited for consumers who are looking for a compact, portable, and multi-functional device for balancing productivity and entertainment.

The Acer S1001 is a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 device that weighs just 1.2kg. Powered by a 1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, the device comes in two variants with 1GB and 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage integrated in tablet with a hard disk of 500 GB packed in the keyboard dock. The device packs in 2 USB 2.0 ports and one micro-HDMI port. There's also a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. The Acer One boasts of a 6000 mAh battery with 10W power adapter via micro USB Port, and the company claims a battery life of over 16 hours.

The unique hinge design of the Acer One comes with a magnetic detachable and latch-less design for a smooth transition between the four modes – notebook, pad, display, and tent.

Acer One

S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India said,

"The Acer One was very well received by consumers when we made it available last month through an online marketplace to understand the consumer acceptance for a unique 2-in-1 device. Taking a cue from that success, we decided to make it available through traditional retail stores also so that consumers get an opportunity to experience the power of Acer One's unique offerings. We decided to leverage our strong retail presence in order to reach out to consumers who are present in Tier 2 & 3 cities, smaller towns and rural markets."

The Acer One is now available in major retail stores in India starting at ₹19,999 (USD 320). In recent times, there have been a lot of options in mid-range Windows 2-in-1 devices that offer a great productivity and familiarity story against other tablets. Do you think a 2-in-1 device like the Acer One makes a great machine for students and business professionals on the move? Tell us in the comments!

Abhishek Baxi