Acer’s New Android Tablet Looks Like an iPad mini but Costs Much Less

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At CES, Acer showed off its brand new tablet lineup that includes a refreshed version of its A1 series in the Iconia A1-830. The name isn’t glamorous but the tablet makes for it with a cheap price tag, some solid specifications and a design that looks a whole lot like Apple’s current 7.9-inch iPad, the […]

Acer Iconia A1-830 Aims To Be a Poor Man’s iPad Mini

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Just ahead of CES 2014 Acer has announced one of many new tablets that are expected to flood the showroom floors this year at the world’s largest tech event. Sharing details and newly lowered pricing on the company’s budget tablet aimed at iPad Mini or Nexus 7 buyers. The new Acer Iconia A1-830 offers a […]

Acer Reveals Massive 27-inch 2560 x 1440 Android PC

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Following the release of a similar product last year at CES, today Acer just announced an all-new 27-inch Android tablet PC that they hope will take over your desktop. Offering an HD monitor for regular PC users that doubles as a large Android tablet. The new Acer TA272HU 27-inch device is what you’d consider an […]

Acer C720P Brings Touch to Chromebook for $299

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The pundits may still be debating the wisdom and efficacy of Chromebooks, and Microsoft and the Pawn Stars might think they aren’t worth much, but that’s not stopping Chromebooks from selling or being manufactured. Regardless of what the naysayers proclaim, the browser based laptop pioneered by Google and also sold by HP, Acer, and Samsung […]

Acer Introduces Two New TravelMate PCs and Docks for Professionals

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Sure, the personal computing market may be dominated by the tablets, ultrabooks and convertibles made specifically for consumers, however PC manufactures would do well to ensure that their business and professional lines are also keeping up with new hardware trends. Take Acer’s new Travelmate P645 and TravelMate X313 ultrabooks. Both embrace the elements of consumer-oriented […]

Low-End Windows Tablet Selection Continues to Expand with Acer W4

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It seems Acer won’t be outdone by the new 8-inch tablets surfacing from both Dell and Lenovo. The company is launching the Acer W4, a revamped version of the Acer W3 tablet that it released to users earlier this year. Acer hasn’t gone and completely rethought its tablet formula in creating the Acer W4. Instead, […]

Google Unveils New Chromebooks with Better Battery Life

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Google and Intel just announced a line of new Chromebooks today at the Intel Developer Forum, and they each come packing with Intel’s latest fourth-generation Haswell processors. The companies revealed four new Chromebooks in all, two of which are from HP and Acer (current Chromebook partners), and the other two are from Toshiba and Asus, […]

Acer: No Revised 8-Inch W3 Windows 8 Tablet With New Display…For Now

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Following a highly publicized post at WP Central that Acer would quickly release a newly revised Iconia W3 tablet based on Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform that would incorporate a better and improved display, we had reached out to Acer and the company confirmed that this isn’t the case. “This rumor is false,” an Acer public relations […]

Acer Updates It’s Macbook Air Competitor The Aspire S7

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Acer’s newly updated Aspire S7 ultrabook should allow it to better compete with today’s high-end notebooks like Apple’s Macbook Air and the Dell XPS 12. Announced alongside the also revamped Aspire S3, this year’s Aspire S7 looks to also focus even more on delivering a premium laptop experience for users, while fixing the things that […]

Acer Details new Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

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Users looking for a performance-driven laptop with a mix of style and Windows 8 on a touch display may find the updated version of the Acer Aspire S3 notebook to be just the device they’ve been looking for. Unveiled alongside the company’s new Intel-powered 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Acer Icona W3, Acer’s updated S3 […]

The First 8-Inch Windows 8 Tablet: Acer Iconia W3

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Following a spring filled with leaks detailing an 8-inch tablet running Microsoft’s Windows 8, Acer has finally detailed the Acer Iconia W3. Announced today during Computex 2013, the Acer Iconia W3-810 is the first Windows 8 tablet to ship with anything smaller than a 10” inch screen. Instead of using Microsoft’s Windows RT operating system, […]

The Best Windows Tablets [May, 2013]

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With Windows 8, Microsoft attempted to change the nature of the devices its partners offered to consumers. In fact, the company introduced so many changes to the operating system that some now argue that Windows 8 may be the first operating system made by Microsoft whose touch experience vastly outstrips it’s use on traditional Windows […]

8-Inch Acer Iconia W3 Tablet Detailed Early

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The world’s first Windows 8 tablet with an 8-inch screen, the Acer Iconia W3, turned up this morning on the company’s Finish website. The information provided confirmed much of the speculation that has surrounded the tablet since it emerged earlier this year. According to the site, first discovered by SlashGear, the Iconia W3 will include […]

Acer CEO Says Microsoft is “Back to Earth” With Windows 8.1

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While Microsoft and PC OEMs aren’t all that happy with the success of Windows 8, at least one company is optimistic about the upcoming Windows 8.1 release. Talking to The Wall Street Journal a number of PC OEM executives said that Microsoft is incorporating a lot of their ideas in Windows 8.1. Acer president Jim Wong […]

Amazon Leaks Acer W3-810, 8-inch Tablet with Windows 8

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Rumors of smaller, lower priced Windows tablets have just been confirmed by way of an Amazon webpage detailing an Acer-branded tablet with an 8-inch screen and low price tag of $379. According to an Amazon.com page that had been located here (now taken down) for the Acer W3 -810, the tablet would feature Intel HD graphics, Wi-Fi, 32GB […]

Acer Sees No Reason to Use Windows RT

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According to Acer CEO JT Wong, the company currently sees no reason to create devices using Microsoft’s Windows RT. In an interview with PCWorld, Wong expanded on this view: “The plan for an [Windows] RT tablet is ongoing”. He then continued, “To be honest, there’s no value doing the current version of [Windows] RT”. Windows […]

Acer Announces New Aspire R7 Notebook with Movable Hinge

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Announced today, the new Aspire R7 notebook from Acer uses a new hinge to create a device that can be used in multiple modes. These include a notebook mode, a tablet mode and a display mode. In addition to its “Ezel” hinge, which makes the device’s transformation possible, the device also includes a full 15.6 […]

Apple Customer Service Ranked Number One by Consumer Reports Again

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Which top name computer company is best at supporting customers with their post-sales service? Consumer Reports has a new survey out that lands Apple Customer Service ahead of everyone else for yet another year. Consumer Reports found that Apple garnered 86 out of a possible 100 points. This means that consumers were “very satisfied” with the company’s technical […]

Acer Iconia W3 May Be the World’s First 8-inch Widows 8 Device

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Leaks of a new Acer tablet to MiniMachines.net may have revealed the first of new line-up of Windows devices meant to be even more portable than the smallest 10.1” inch devices the operating system ships on today. The photo depicts a new Acer 8” inch tablet with a front-facing camera at the top and a […]