Being on Google’s side since the very beginning of the Chromebook “experiment”, Acer was bound to ultimately get a Chrome OS-powered laptop just right, which looks to be the case with the beefy, frugal Chromebook 13 CB5.
As expected, the CES 2014 announcements have started trickling in, though the tech trade show is not technically underway yet, and following LG and ZTE, Acer has put its cards on the table, focusing as usual on affordability.
The former vice president of sales and marketing at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will oversee Acer’s turnaround beginning January 1st.
Acer inadvertently confirmed Iconia W4’s price tag by posting a product page for the 8-inch Windows tablet and then removing it, which means the slate may well launch in time for Christmas.
Once a giant, troubled PC manufacturer Acer appointed its second CEO in just under a month today.
Microsoft’s Surface line is in a sea of troubles as it is, so the ever growing competition inside the tablet/ultrabook hybrid niche can only cause it deeper headaches. The latest Surface rival to go official comes from Acer and is dubbed Travelmate X313.
Acer is the latest organization that is feeling the effects of a bad quarter, and has mentioned that current CEO J.T. Wang will be retiring.
Acer’s new 11-inch Chromebook comes with Intel’s Haswell processor in a new thinner chassis.
Windows RT is (pretty much) dead, long live Windows 8.1. That seems to be the message Microsoft’s tablet manufacturing partners want carried out of late, as Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and Acer all look to have something in the pipeline in that department.
Windows 8.1 fall tablet roadmap includes 10-incher from Dell, Surface Mini, updated Acer W3 and more
Following what can be kindly described as a middling first wave of Windows 8 and RT-based tablets, most tech-savvy folks probably expected Microsoft and its partners to dial it up a notch come the fall of 2013. Or at least be a little wary about their prospects in a very competitive world.
Despite Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update being still over one month away from its official release, the tablets and hybrid devices running on the new OS have started trickling in.
And just like that, Chromebooks and Chromeboxes have become mainstream. I presume, since Google and Intel have earlier today unveiled four, count’em four new Chrome OS-based computing machines, including two manufactured by newcomers Toshiba and Asus.
Aside from jumping the gun ahead of IFA 2013 and showcasing the world’s first 4K video recording capable smartphone, a very budget-conscious 10-inch tablet and a ginormous all-in-one PC running Android, Acer is apparently laying it all out there as far as its future plans go, too.
As part of its pre-IFA announcements, Acer has unveiled the Iconia A3, a mid-range 10-inch tablet that runs on Android 4.2 and offers high-quality sound and unique software features.
Well, look who’s getting bullish about its Android prospects. It’s Acer, which seems to have gotten fed up with living in the shadows and might look to bathe in the spotlight come next week’s IFA.
It’s the same old story with just a slightly tweaked script. Windows-based tablets are better than Apple’s iPads, despite what sales numbers say, and the best Microsoft can come up with to prove that is through deceitful commercials that only tell one side of the story.
You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to tell the recent Surface RT price cuts were just the beginning of something. Something that’s now seen both the Surface Pro and Acer Iconia W3 get heavy discounts themselves.
Nvidia’s Tegra 4 chips might have little to no chance of ever achieving the heights of popularity of their predecessors (aka Tegra 3), but that doesn’t mean we can’t get psyched over the handful of devices that will end up using the costly platform.
With Acer pulling out of team Thunderbolt, can the next generation of Intel’s Thunderbolt make it in the PC world?
It’s no longer a secret that Nvidia has lost a very important battle against the likes of Qualcomm, MediaTek or Samsung due mostly to the high cost of the new Tegra 4 platform, but the mobile processing war is not over.