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  • Acer Brings Another Chromebook To The Party

    Acer Brings Another Chromebook To The Party

    Acer was early to the Chromebook market, releasing the C7 for a mere $199 and the C710 for $299. These laptops – more tablets with keyboards than fully-featured machines – work well as “third screen” devices that you throw onto a coffee table or use for browsing and some mild document editing. Now Acer is back with the C720, a $249 with SD card reader, USB 3.0 port, and… Read More

  • Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

    Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

    The global PC market is shrinking, and continues to trend downward according to recent numbers, which means there are a lot of concerned device-makers looking around for what to do next. Acer is one of those companies, and the firm is looking to pin the blame on Windows and find a better option, according to the WSJ. That might be a very popular tune in the next few years from other OEMs… Read More

  • Pokki Partners With Acer To Offer Zynga Games On PC Desktops

    Pokki Partners With Acer To Offer Zynga Games On PC Desktops

    Pokki is partnering with Acer and Zynga to offer a new game arcade, featuring the full Zynga.com library of games, on new Windows 8 PCs. The arcade, an extension of the Pokki Game Network, will be preloaded on Acer PCs, along with the popular Pokki Start menu for Windows 8 and hundreds of free apps in the Pokki app store. Read More

  • Everyone! Look! Acer!

    Everyone! Look! Acer!

    When was the last time you talked about Acer? Never? Me too. The company, which is the fourth largest PC maker in the world by the way, announced the Acer Aspire R7 this morning. It’s a mighty morphing Windows 8 portable. Like the Lenovo Yoga, it features versatile hinges that allow the computer to take different forms. The Aspire R7 is not the next big thing. No one is going to buy… Read More

  • Acer Goes To A Whole New Level Of Crazy With The Aspire R7

    Acer Goes To A Whole New Level Of Crazy With The Aspire R7

    Acer just announced the Aspire R7, a strange hybrid of a desktop all-in-one, laptop, and a tablet that was previously teased in some promotional Star Trek commercials. It’s honestly really, really weird. We always expected that Windows 8 would lead to some really strange convertible touchscreen devices, but the Aspire R7 is a whole new kind of crazy. The first thing you’ll… Read More

  • Google Chromebooks Go Global: Now Available In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland And The Netherlands

    Google Chromebooks Go Global: Now Available In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland And The Netherlands

    Google has learned all that it needs to learn about the reception of its Chromebook laptops in the U.S. and UK and has announced availability of Acer, HP and Samsung flavors of its device in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. As we’ve spent time with Google’s Chromebook and OS, it has become apparent that the goal of the operating system is to focus… Read More

  • Acer’s $199 Chromebook Now Accounts For 5-10% Of All Of Its U.S. Shipments

    Acer’s $199 Chromebook Now Accounts For 5-10% Of All Of Its U.S. Shipments

    Acer’s ChromeOS-based Chromebooks, the company’s president Jim Wong told Bloomberg today, accounted for “5 percent to 10 percent of Acer’s U.S. shipments since being released there in November.” Google itself has generally been reluctant to share any information about shipments of devices with its browser-centric Linux-based operating system and we… Read More

  • Google And Acer Debut $199 C7 Chromebook, Leave Us Wondering How Low They Can Go

    Google And Acer Debut $199 C7 Chromebook, Leave Us Wondering How Low They Can Go

    Google and Samsung recently unveiled a $249 Chromebook, which seemed like a new pricing floor for a capable, light computer that’s designed for users who spend most of their computing time on the web. Today, Google announced the new Acer C7 Chromebook on its website, which ups the ante (and lowers the specs) with a $50 cheaper Chrome OS notebook which also features an 11.6-inch display… Read More

  • Acer Wisely Shelves Windows RT Tablet Launch Until Q2 2013

    Acer Wisely Shelves Windows RT Tablet Launch Until Q2 2013

    Hope you weren’t waiting for an Acer Windows RT tablet. The company is not releasing its offering until later next year. Originally, Acer was going to launch Windows RT tablets in the first quarter of 2013, but the company is wisely going to sit on the sidelines a bit and watch the market’s reaction to other WinRT tabs — most notable the Microsoft Surface. Read More

  • Acer’s Android 4.1-Powered 7-Inch Iconia Tab A110 Hits U.S. And Canada October 30 For $229.99

    Acer’s Android 4.1-Powered 7-Inch Iconia Tab A110 Hits U.S. And Canada October 30 For $229.99

    This holiday season may well belong to the affordable, small tablet, and Acer doesn’t intend to be left behind in the dust of Amazon and Apple. The company has priced and dated its Iconia Tab A110, And Android Jelly Bean powered-tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional expansion. Read More