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  • Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Review: A MacBook Air For The Rest Of Us

    Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Review: A MacBook Air For The Rest Of Us

    The Aspire S3 is Acer’s first ultrabook. The notebook is almost unabashedly a MacBook Air clone with straight lines and a clean design but it’s also $400 less. There are some trade-offs when comparing this to the Air, sure, but for the most part the Aspire S3 is a fine ultraportible for the Windows crowd. What Acer and all the rest of the ultrabook makers are building are by… Read More

  • Gartner: Lenovo Replaces Dell As No. 2 PC Maker, HP Still On Top And Growing

    Gartner: Lenovo Replaces Dell As No. 2 PC Maker, HP Still On Top And Growing

    What’s that noise about living in a post-PC era? The personal computer market is actually growing per a new preliminary Gartner report. The research company found third quarter PC shipments as a whole are up 3.2% over the same period in 2010, totaling 91.8 million units. This number is slightly less than Gartner’s earlier projections and the Western European market is partly to blame. Read More

  • Here Come The MacBook Air Clones! Asus Set To Announce 5+ Ultrabooks

    Here Come The MacBook Air Clones! Asus Set To Announce 5+ Ultrabooks

    The day of the Ultrabook is nearly upon us and per Asustek chairman, Jonney Shih, the PC maker has five to six models on the bill for an October release. Prices are said to start out $899 but also reach $1,999. That’s notable higher than Intel’s target price of $999 and under. Still, if Intel has its way, ultrabooks will be the next big thing in PC notebooks. The ultra-thin… Read More

  • Acer Lost Almost $250 Million Last Quarter Alone, Remains Stoic

    Acer Lost Almost $250 Million Last Quarter Alone, Remains Stoic

    Acer, recently the world’s second-largest shipper of PCs, has had a rough year. But in March a deliberate decision was made by upper management to abandon their goal of dethroning HP and instead focus on making better, more distinguishable products. The result: sales and revenue in freefall. At least they knew it was coming — but losing millions of customers and a huge proportion… Read More

  • Apple Leads In West European PC Growth, Competitors Tank

    Apple Leads In West European PC Growth, Competitors Tank

    Western Europe is a tough place to be for PC manufacturers right now. According to a report from technology research firm Gartner, sales are down nearly across the board, with just a single exception: Apple. Read More

  • Acer Iconia Tab A100: Dual-Core, Honeycomb, Starts At $329

    Acer Iconia Tab A100: Dual-Core, Honeycomb, Starts At $329

    If Acer’s previous tablet effort was a bit too weighty for you, then consider this: Acer has just announced that their 7-inch WiFi-only Iconia Tab A100 is launching today at retail stores across the country. Read More

  • Acer Plans Smartphone And Tablet Push Into China

    Acer Plans Smartphone And Tablet Push Into China

    After switching up its Touch Business Group chief back in April, Acer has decided to set up an office for its mobile products in China, to better take advantage of the country’s growing smartphone and tablet market. Acer has long been a beast in the Chinese PC market, but has yet to fully establish its presence as a smartphone or tablet maker. Read More

  • Android 3.1 Is Now Rolling Out To The Acer Iconia Tab A500

    Android 3.1 Is Now Rolling Out To The Acer Iconia Tab A500


    Acer’s honeycomb tab is now feeling the good graces of Android 3.1. The update is now rolling out to the Iconia Tab A500 just a month after it was officially released by Google. Of course updates like these take time and aren’t generally available for every device right away. But check anyway. Constantly. Eventually you’ll get the latest Android release that I found was more… Read More

  • Acer's Chromebook Arrives This Month – 3G Version Soon

    Acer's Chromebook Arrives This Month – 3G Version Soon


    While Samsung’s sexy little Series 5 Chromebook is already shipping, a lot of people (“the people” meaning “people interested in Chrome OS,” which probably isn’t that many people right now) are probably waiting for the cheaper AC700 from Acer. You can pre-order one now, of course, but shipping date was pretty much a mystery… until now. Read More

  • Acer's 7" Iconia Tab Appears In Walmart For $349

    Acer's 7" Iconia Tab Appears In Walmart For $349

    Just because it’s a new tablet doesn’t mean it has to have a big opening gala like the Xoom or Optimus Pad. No, sometimes they just arrive at your local Walmart with a price tag and everything. Such is the case with the Acer Iconia A100, the 7″ cousin of the A500 we’ve been seeing around. At $350 (with the stats you see there) it seems like a pretty good buy if you… Read More

  • The Samsung Chromebooks Are Now Shipping From Amazon & Best Buy

    The Samsung Chromebooks Are Now Shipping From Amazon & Best Buy


    Amazon and Best Buy are now ready to satisfy all your Chromebook needs. Google previously announced the notebooks would be available on June 15 and a quick check at the two retailers shows that they have them available for immediate shipping. It seems however that Best Buy is not yet carrying the products in their brick and mortar locations but rather just online. Currently only the Arctic… Read More

  • Acer To Dump Laptops In Europe This Season

    Acer To Dump Laptops In Europe This Season


    So you need a laptop? Why not wait a few weeks and fly to Europe because Acer is about to dump 3 million cheap laptops on the European market in order to clear out overstock inventory. Rather than write off the inventory, Acer will probably sell it all at a steep discount, shipping from warehouses on the Continent and China over the next few months. What kind of deals can you expect? No… Read More

  • Acer Plans Early Lead In Ultrabook Race, Aims For Q4 Launch

    Acer Plans Early Lead In Ultrabook Race, Aims For Q4 Launch

    When the iPad first launched last year, the word “tablet” became mainstream, and just about every electronics manufacturer out there has thrown out its version of a slate, one of the most quickly-adopted forms of technology to date. After Intel’s recent announcement of a new thinner, lighter type of notebook, called the ultrabook, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a… Read More

  • Acer Announces First Windows Smartphone: The Mango-Flavored W4

    Acer Announces First Windows Smartphone: The Mango-Flavored W4

    Back in February, we heard that Acer had plans to join Nokia on the WP7 platform and release a Windows Phone in September or October of this year. Luckily, September and/or October are just around the corner, and Acer has officially announced its first Windows Phone, dubbed the W4, during the Computex trade show in Taipei. The Acer smartphone will launch with the rest of the forthcoming… Read More

  • The Acer Iconia Tab A500 Is Now Available At Office Max

    The Acer Iconia Tab A500 Is Now Available At Office Max

    I’m an Acer Iconia Tab fan. It’s a solid Honeycomb tab for a fair price and now it’s available nationwide at Office Max. The 10.1 tablet hit OfficeMax.com today and will soon be at all of the 900 retail locations as soon as possible for the manufactured retail price of $449. Read More

  • Apple Is #5 In PC Sales In Europe

    Apple Is #5 In PC Sales In Europe


    Gartner found that Apple is number five in European PC sales, just below Acer, Dell, and Asus. They sold 966,000 units in 1Q11, 292,000 less than the fourth place winner. But wait… there’s more! Read More

  • Acer: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Make Your Laptops Look Like Candy

    Acer: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Make Your Laptops Look Like Candy

    I present to you Acer’s latest salvo against the coming of the post-PC era – the Acer Aspire One Happy 2. These things have a 10.1-inch display and run an Atom N570 processor with an Intel 3150 GPU and come in delicious candy colors (Banana Cream, Blueberry Shake, Papaya Milk, and Strawberry Yogurt) with mice to match. The will cost 299 euro in Europe and probably $300 when they… Read More

  • The Five (Minor) Differences Between The Motorola Xoom And Acer Iconia Tab

    The Five (Minor) Differences Between The Motorola Xoom And Acer Iconia Tab

    The march towards the generic Android tablet has begun. Most of the first Honeycomb tablets are indistinguishable from each other save one or two tiny differences. The Xoom hit the market first and still has arguably the best reviews while the G-Slate made a name for itself with 3D movies. Then there’s the Asus Transformer with its $150 optional keyboard dock and the Acer Iconia Tab… Read More

  • Chrome OS "ZGB" Netbook And Potential "Seaboard" Tablet Surface In Bug Reports

    Chrome OS "ZGB" Netbook And Potential "Seaboard" Tablet Surface In Bug Reports

    Recent bug reports within the Chromium testing community have turned up a couple new devices running Chrome OS. There’s the expected netbook from Acer, different from the ZGA we saw a while back, and a mystery device referred to as Seaboard that may or may not be a Chrome OS tablet. Read More

  • Acer Gets New Head Of Smartphones And Tablets

    Acer Gets New Head Of Smartphones And Tablets

    After ousting previous tablet lead Gianfranco Lanci, Acer has named Jim Wong as head of their Touch Business Group (Touch BG) and PC Global Operations (PCGO). After a series of wildly unsuccessful tablet launches, including the inscrutable Iconia, Lanci resigned. Wong, who led Acer’s IT initiatives, has been with the company for a little over a decade. Read More