WiFi Acer Iconia A500 Tab Offers Affordable Honeycomb Experience

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With a 10.1-inch display, the Tegra 2-powered Acer Iconia Tab A500 in WiFi-only edition may prove to be a worthy and more affordable alternative to Motorola’s WiFi Xoom tablet sporting Google’s Honeycomb operating system. The Iconia Tab is now available for pre-order through Best Buy in the United States and will go on sale come […]

Acer CEO Steps Down Over Differences with Board

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Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci has resigned effective immediately apparently over differences with Acers’s board over the future directions of the company. Chairman J.T. Wang will take the CEO spot. The press release mentions some interesting phrases like “invest cautiously” and different views on “scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position enhancement, and on resource allocation […]

Acer, Toshiba 10-Inch Android Tablets Coming to U.S. for Under $500?

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In addition to HTC bringing a 10-inch slate and the HP webOS TouchPad pricing leak, it looks like a slew of tablets will be getting released this summer for under $500 from Acer and Toshiba, according to a leaked document obtained by PreCentral. In April, Acer will release a 7-inch Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet with […]

Android Acer Iconia Smart has a 4.8-inch 21:9 Display

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At Mobile World Congress, Acer debuted its Iconia Smart smartphone, which is powered by the Android operating system. The company is marketing is 4.8-inch screen–just shy of the 5-inch screen on the Dell Streak 5 for AT&T–as “100% smartphone, 100% tablet,” suggesting that the hybrid device employs a compact enough form factor to be utilized […]

Acer Says It’s Not Phasing Out Netbooks

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This always happens. An employee of a company makes a statement. Sites like GBM pick it up and report it. Then it gets denied by the company. Sometimes it gets denied by the company because it’s not true and the employee was talking out of turn. Sometimes it gets denied because the company just isn’t […]

Acer Thinks Tablets Will Phase Out Its Netbook Biz

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It’s not news that Acer is making a run at the Tablet game. We heard quite a bit from them at CES regarding the 7 inch and 10 inch models they are preparing to make a play with. They will be running Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor and we’re most likely looking at Android as the […]

Are We Headed to a Tablet Shootout This Spring?

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CES 2011 has really just officially kicked off but as always quite a bit of the big news has kicked off before the kick off. I may be premature here, but on the Tablet front (which is a big part of our beat after all) it looks like we are seeing a theme emerge that […]

Acer ICONIA Tab to Launch with 4G LTE on Verizon

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Acer today announced at CES that its ICONIA Tab A500 will be a 4G LTE tablet that will debut on Verizon Wireless’s nascent 4G network. The gaming and mobile-centric 10.1-inch slate will run Android OS and have a user interface layer on top called Acer UI 4.5. It will support HD playback and comes with […]

Leaked Videos of Acer Tablets Surface

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Engadget has put up three leaked videos of Acer’s 10-inch Android Tablet. Ever wonder why companies go to great lengths to keep these things hidden from view. Check out the video and you’ll see that sometimes the touch is a bit touchy, but I’m guessing most of the stuff here is Beta. That said, the […]

Acer Preps 7-Inch, 10-Inch Android Tablets for April 2011

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In addition to its 10-inch Windows 7 tablet, Acer will also be releasing a pair of Android tablets with screen sizes of 7 and 10 inches with a resolution of 1280 X 800, which is higher than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab’s 1024 X 600 7-inch display. The Android duo will be paired by a dual-core chip […]

Acer Announces AMD-Powered Windows 7 Tablet

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Following LG’s sales of the E-Note, Acer has gone ahead to announce its own 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet that will be powered by AMD and will be shipping in February complete with WiFi and 3G for ubiquitous connectivity. The Windows 7 tablet from Acer will be shipping in February for an undisclosed price at this […]

Acer to Launch Tablet Nov 22 Starting at $299

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No surprise that Acer is trying to edge its way into the Tablet/Slate game. The only question was when. Well, that’s not the only question, but it is the only one answered today. Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci is saying that November 22 is the launch date with prices between $299 to $699. The first question […]

Tablet Tease from Acer

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Acer had declared that they weren’t focusing on the Tablet/Slate craze. Well, that apparently didn’t last. Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci was recently seen showing off a 7″ Android Tablet in Beijing. From the picture, I’d have to agree with Engadget that it looks like it follows the Amazon Kindle form factor of having a screen […]

Acer turns out a new convertible – the Aspire Timeline 1825PT

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Not sure whether to classify this as a more powerful convertible netbook or a touch-only convertible Tablet PC. Regardless, Acer has officially announced a new convertible with 11.6″ 1366×768 multi-touch display, Intel Core 2 duo processor, HDMI-out, and up to eight hours of battery life.

Acer denies their awesomeness: no Chrome OS netbooks at Computex

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Acer, what gives? There have been rumblings about you being first out of the gate with a Chrome OS netbook since December. But when VentureBeat reports that you’re ready to unveil one at Computex, you immediately smash that rumor and further pulverize it by discussing its “potential”.

Chrome OS devices coming from Acer: netbook, tablet or other?

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Google announced Chrome OS, their web-centric operating system, almost a year ago and we’re still waiting for it. Well, the wait isn’t quite over yet, but it’s shortening: VentureBeat reports a couple of Acer products running Chrome OS will be unveiled at Computex. But what kind of products will they be?

Acer Getting Ready to Roll Out MIDs

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Yahoo News is reporting that Acer is getting ready to roll out a series of Mobile Internet Devices (MID) by the end of May. Except for saying that the devices will feature version 4.0 of Acer’s Shell User Interface and that the devices will feature 3G connectivity and be able to share data, Acer wasn’t […]

Acer Aspire 1820PT pricing unofficially official

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Word out of Engadget is the Acer Aspire Timeline 1820PT convertible tablet will be priced at 599 Euros. They’re guessing that means it’ll be priced at $599 in the States. Sounds about right, especially since one of our forum members, Elmstrom, already found it priced on Play.com for £599.99 recommended retail.

That why he’s the president of Acer and you’re not

Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin stated straight out he has no plans to go head-on against the iPad based on the strength of its music and app stores. Kudos to Lin for understanding the game. Going against the iPad doesn’t just mean competing against the device. It also means going against its ecosystem, same problem […]