I’ve got an Acer Aspire E1 in front of me. The wide-bodied notebook PC can find the Internet, store documents and run Microsoft Office. Problem is, that’s hardly good enough in today’s market. And Acer is feeling it.
(19 days ago)
Acer's Iconia W3 is the second coming of Ultra Mobile PCs, only this time, there's a touch-friendly user interface. The Windows 8 desktop is still the biggest challenge on a small slate; perhaps Microsoft should offer a "Metro"-only license?
(1 day ago)
Taiwan's Acer is set to launch an eight-inch Windows tablet in June, the first confirmed device from a Microsoft partner that will compete against smaller tablets from Apple and Google.
(14 days ago)
Windows 8.1 could be a significant improvement over the current state of Windows 8, if statements made by Acer executives are any indication. Acer President Jim Wong told the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft is making plenty of changes to Windows 8 with the upcoming update, and that Microsoft is listening to input from OEMs. Further, Acer CEO and chairman JT Wang told the...
(12 days ago)
The first-ever small-screen Windows tablet made a brief appearance on Amazon.com today, before quickly being yanked from the online retailer's e-shelves. While Acer was busy showing off a smattering of large-screen Windows devices in New York Friday, the 8.1-inch Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 was briefly available for perusal in the digital realm. Why does that matter? Because...
(18 days ago)
The Acer Iconia B1-A71 is priced from £99 and one of the lightest 7-inch tablets on the market
(3 months and 1 day ago)
Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet with the Windows 8 OS is due to ship on Feb. 9, starting at $899. The tablet will have a 10.6-inch screen and come in models with 64GB and 128GB of storage. Surface Pro’s early reviews have been mixed, and there are many Windows 8 alternatives already available from Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard. The tablets come with touchscreens...
(3 months and 12 days ago)
Taiwanese PC maker Acer Inc. hopes sales of tablet computers and Windows 8 notebooks will fuel its rebound from a full-year loss, as PC sales remain weak.
(2 months and 4 days ago)
Acer president Jim Wong has been highly critical of Microsoft and the Windows 8 operating system over the past year. The executive previously bashed the company for its Surface tablet and failed marketing of Windows 8 devices. Microsoft recently confirmed that it is working on Windows 8.1, codenamed Windows Blue, which will be an update that includes various software...
(12 days ago)
Windows RT tablets grabbed just 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter, a dismal result that led some tech experts to urge Microsoft to scrap the platform that's in its six-month infancy. "I wouldn't be surprised if they do streamline and do drop [Windows RT]," said Brian Proffitt, an adjunct instructor of management at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of...
(17 days ago)
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