Acer Unveils Iconia Tab A200, Promises Ice Cream Sandwich


*+-While the new year may bring with it resolutions of healthier diets and lifestyle, Acer’s recently unveiled Iconia Tab A200 will go the opposite as it is promised a healthy consumption of Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS come January 2012. The budget-friendly tablet eschews cutting edge specs, like NVIDIA’s latest quad-core Tegra 3 […]

Acer Anticipates That Ultrabooks Will Be the New Netbooks In Terms of Pricing


*+-As far as pricing goes, ultrabooks are priced more expensive than today’s $300-$500 netbook, but offers more power and a sleeker, well-made design. However, notebook-manufacturer Acer anticipates that the computing category will see some steep price drops in 2012 and 2013, with the ultimate result being that ultrabooks two years from now will be priced […]

Acer Confirms Quad Core Tablet for 2012


*+-Acer confirmed a number of rumors today when Jim Wong, President of Acer, confirmed that the company was working on a Quad Core tablet for 2012. The new Acer Quad core tablet will likely fall in line with the Acer Iconia Tab series, and could be shown off as early as CES 2012 in January. […]

Black Friday 2011 Tablet Deals: ASUS, Apple, Samsung, Lenovo and More

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Android Tablet

*+-Black Friday is at the end of the week, looming there, tempting you with deals on tablets. However, as a smart consumer you should always be cautious of Black Friday deals. There are Black Friday Tablet deals to be had, but many more duds. It’s worth noting that there aren’t many Black Friday iPad deals […]

Google Chromebooks Get Cheaper and Sleeker for the Holidays


*+-We’re still not quite sure how many people bought a Google Chromebook the first go around but Google is putting some pretty enticing things on the table for the Chromebooks second go-round. Just in time for the holidays, Google has announced that Samsung will be introducing a new black version of the company’s Wi-Fi only […]

Gift Guide: Tech Toys and Gadgets for Kids


*+-Kids love tech and gadgets just as much as adults, and are often quite partial to the same toys their parents bring home. While that’s not always an ideal situation, giving them their own gadgets to play with will satisfy their techie hearts. But don’t hide that iPad or iPhone away just yet, because several […]

Acer Iconia Tab A200 Gets Leaked


*+-Recently, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 went through approval to get certified by the Bluetooth SIG. Right now, there isn’t much known about the tablet other than the leaked photo. There are several possibilities of how the Iconia Tab A200 will fit into Acer’s Android tablet line-up, which currently includes the A100 7-inch tablet and […]

Windows 8 Tablets Run on AMD Processors Too (Video)


*+-Not that we don’t already know Windows can run on AMD processors, but in the interest of fairness, here’s a video from Engadget featuring an Acer Iconia Tab W500 and MSI WindPad 110W running Windows 8 on AMD processors.

Acer Iconia Tab A501 With AT&T HSPA+ Goes On Sale Next Week


*+-The Acer Iconia Tab A501 with AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ will go on sale on September 18th for $480 or $330 with a two-year contract. While the tablet is a 10-inch slate, it will not benefit from the LTE network access that’s being promised by AT&T’s flagship Jetstream tablet from HTC, though the Jetstream commands a […]

Windows Phone 7 Mango to Sport HDMI Output? Acer M310 Has Micro HDMI


*+-Though Microsoft had been keen to recruit strategic content provider partners when it had debuted its Windows Phone 7 devices nearly a year ago, a missing feature from all the first-generation hardware across all manufacturers is TV output, and in particular HDMI output. Given that Windows Phone 7 can support video recording with minimum camera […]

Deal Roundup: Monitors in All Sizes

Hanspree 24 inch monitor deal

*+-Whether you need a monitor to pair up with you ultraportable MacBook Air, dock your Tablet PC or just to regain a desktop experience with whatever notebook you have at hand, we have a deal for you. These monitor deals are perfect for a home office makeover or to add to your back to school shopping […]

Acer Iconia Tab A100 7-Inch Honeycomb Tablet Now Available in U.S.

Acer A100

*+-If you’ve been looking to get your hands on any ‘ole 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, today is your lucky day. That’s because Acer has announced that its A100 Iconia Tab Android tablet has arrived on the shores of North America as the first of its kind. Yes, the A100 is the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet to […]

Acer Dismisses Apple’s Success on iPad, MacBook Air


*+-Though still un-matched by rivals in their respective spaces, Acer founder Stan Shih is dismissing the Cupertino, California’s success with the iPad tablet and MacBook Air ultraportable computer. Shih says that these fad products are just ‘short-term phenomena,’ and that his company will be coming out with its own products to compete in these respective […]

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Becomes First 7-Inch Honeycomb for Sale in U.S.


*+-It looks like U.S. residents can now own a 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet with the Acer Iconia Tab A100 recently being offered on sale through retailer SuperBiiz. The 7-inch slate carries an attractive $334 price tag, which is lower than the HTC Sense-enabled Gingerbread HTC Flyer, which retails for $500, but lacks the digitizer screen and […]

Microsoft Shows Off Four Windows Phone Mango Handsets

Samsung Windows Phone Mango Device

*+-Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Redmond rather unexpectedly showed off four Mango powered devices including hardware from Samsung, Fujitsu, Acer and ZTE. The ZTE and Acer handsets both appear to be mid-level devices at the very most and the Fujitsu device’s main draw is going to be its waterproof capabilities. The standout of […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review: Not Good Enough to Compete with iPad

TabNotes Sample

*+-The quest for a good Android alternative to the iPad led me to the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The comparable size and lower price tag of $449 made this a compelling option. I really wanted to like it, but despite some compelling traits I cannot recommend it because of frustrating weaknesses. Since Apple is so far ahead […]