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

The Acer Iconia W3 with keyboard dock.

Leaks of a new Acer tablet to 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 […]

Acer Teases New Laptop with Star Trek Into Darkness Tie-in


With the release of a trailer that makes references to a special laptop coming soon, computing manufacturer Acer is apparently planning a tie-in between a new laptop and the upcoming film Star Trek: Into Darkness. The trailer, which users can watch in its entirety below, features scenes from the latest Star Trek movie punctuated by […]

Acer Planning $149 iPad mini Android Competitor


According to the latest report, Acer may be considering lowering the price of its 7.9-inch Android tablet in an effort to better compete against Apple’s iPad mini on price. The Acer Iconia A1 tablet, currently priced at $249, would see a $100 price cut, according to DigiTimes, if Acer does go through with its plan. That […]

Acer Iconia B1 First Look Video: Priced Low for a Reason

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How much tablet do you get for a device that costs between $130 and $150 in the U.S.? In our first look of the Acer Iconia B1 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show, you actually get quite a bit of tablet on paper, but the experience may not be worth the cost of entry. The […]

Acer Announces Budget Nexus 7 Competitor

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Acer finally announced its new budget 7-inch Android tablet at CES, the Acer Iconia B1-A71, a Nexus 7 competitor that will cost “less than $150.” The Acer Iconia B1 is the rumored inexpensive Nexus 7 competitor that was recently leaked online. The tablet has a 7-inch screen like the Nexus 7, but it has a […]

Intel Announces New Lexington Processor for Emerging Markets


At CES 2013 today, Intel announced a new low-power Atom processor Z2420, previously dubbed “Lexington” that brings high-powered performance to emerging and value markets and will be backed by companies like Acer, Safaricom and Lava. The Lexington processor is Intel’s new Atom chip that the company will be putting into value smartphones in markets around […]

Ultrabook Convertible: 10 Transforming Laptops with Intel Inside

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The new touch-friendly Windows 8 makes it possible for manufacturers to introduce new form factors and designs for notebooks and tablets, most of which fall into the Ultrabook Convertible category. Some Windows 8 notebooks feature touchscreens, but look just like a regular notebook, but others are bringing out new form factors that function as tablets and […]

Acer Announces C7 Chromebook For $199

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Today Google and Acer announced a new Chromebook, the Acer C7, that will go on sale tomorrow for $199. The new Acer C7 has an 11.6-inch display and runs the latest version of Chrome OS like the recent New Samsung Chromebook. Unlike the New Samsung Chromebook which uses an ARM-based Exynos processor the Acer C7 […]

Acer Iconia Tab A110 Takes on Nexus 7 with Budget Price


Today Acer announced its new Iconia Tab A110, a 7-inch tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that starts at $229. Like the Nexus 7, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 has a 7-inch screen and uses an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. Unlike the Nexus 7, however, the Iconia Tab A110 only has a resolution of 1024×600 […]

Acer Aspire M5 Ultrabooks Launch with Touch and Windows 8

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The Acer Aspire M5 Ultrabook line of notebooks with Windows 8 and an optional 10-finger multi-touch display launches on October 26th as a Best Buy exclusive. The launch of these new notebooks lines up with the consumer release of Windows 8 later this month, when consumers can expect to see an avalanche of Windows 8 notebooks, tablets […]

Acer W510 Windows 8 Convertible takes on Surface RT at $499


Acer joins the Windows 8 tablet party with the company’s first 10-inch convertible tablet to run the latest version of Windows, complete with a keyboard dock. Shoppers can buy the Acer W510 starting at $499 on November 9th from select retailers. The Keyboard dock is optional on the $499 and $599 models. The Acer W510 […]

Acer Reveals Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Plans


Not wanting to keep its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean plans a secret any longer, Acer today confirmed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for several of its devices and also announced several that will not be getting the update. According to ComputerWorld, Acer has confirmed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for three of its tablets including the […]

Acer Announces Iconia W700 Windows 8 Tablet for $799

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Windows 8 is just a few weeks away from release which means this month we’ll see a plethora or Windows 8 tablets, Ultrabooks, laptops, and hybrids. Today we have Acer’s latest tablet, the Iconia W700. The Acer Iconia W700 is the manufacturer’s 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet. Unlike other Windows 8 tablets which can convert into […]

Acer Aspire S7 is a Super Thin, Touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabook

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Acer announces a notebook just 2.5mm thicker than the new iPad with a touchscreen capable of supporting 10-finger multitouch and Windows 8. If that doesn’t spark interest, the full 1080P HD resolution on both the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Aspire S7 Ultrabooks and 6 hour battery life should, especially with claims of up to 12 hours […]

Acer Iconia Tab A700 Jelly Bean Update Starts Rolling Out


On the heels of the Asus Transformer Prime Jelly Bean update roll out, Acer has seemingly begun to roll out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for its Iconia Tab A700. Android Police is reporting that Acer rather quietly started to roll out the Iconia Tab A700 Jelly Bean update today. It’s unclear just how many users […]

Acer Officially Announces Iconia Tab A110, Competitor to Nexus 7


Acer had quietly shown off the 7-inch Iconia Tab A110 as early as the beginning of summer at the Computex tradeshow, but now the company has officially taken the wraps off of its 7-inch Nexus 7 rival. The Iconia Tab A110 shares many similar specs with Google’s Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, though there are key […]

Google Forces Acer to Not Release Phone With Rival OS


Hardware-maker Acer, which builds its own smartphones and tablets running Google’s Android operating system, was looking to release a phone in partnership with Chinese company Alibaba to run the Alibaba-made Aliyun operating system. However, that didn’t sit well with Google and according to the latest report, Google had twisted Acer’s hands in at least delaying, if not canceling, […]

Acer Iconia A700 Review

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The Acer Iconia A700 is the Android tablet for movie lovers thanks to a beautiful 1080P HD display and Dolby speakers. The Iconia A700 doesn’t live up to the build and design of the iPad, but the display comes close to the New iPad’s Retina Display. Unfortunately, pushing all those pixels degrades performance, even with […]