Acer pulled a surprise out of its back pocket, an all-in-one PC that looks a lot like an intelligent monitor. You can boot it in seconds and browse, view local media or content from a server. You can watch TV, too.
Acer doesn’t even call this thing a PC but that’s what it is. OS and CPU still not announced… They don’t say it’s that other OS, so it’s probably not. That leaves Android/Linux or MeeGo on ARM or Atom, most likely.
This thing makes sense. It’s essentially a thin client of sorts with a local browser application. Combined with an in-house file-server or the Internet, it’s a tidy, cool, quiet and inexpensive device. Assuming it has no fans, it should last as long as a monitor and do most of what people do on a PC except waste stuff. Acer has some all-in-one PCs running that other OS but this thing seems different.
see Acer Clear-fi
Acer has produced other all-in-one products and use the Clear.fi networking so that desktops, notebooks and the all-in-ones present a similar on-screen appearance and can use the same networked resources. They have used it on Linux and that other OS.