All posts tagged "Acer"

  • PC market returns to growth

    The global PC market saw a return to growth for the first time in years, with shipments increasing by 2.3 percent, defying analyst expectations.

  • Acer announces the Liquid Glow ahead of MWC

    We've already had a preview of Acer's upcoming CloudMobile and now the company has unveiled a second handset that will be announced in more detail at the MWC next week. This time around we're looking at a budget friendly model called the Liquid Glow, one of the first budget models with Android 4.0.

  • Acer US confirms Android 4 (ICS) for Iconia A500 and A100 in April

    Acer US has just confirmed in a Tweet that not only will its Iconia Tab A500 be getting an Android 4.0 update in April, but the company is also going to provide Iconia A100 users with some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness while they're at it (presumably at the same time).

  • Acer’s upcoming CloudMobile revealed, wins design award

    Ahead of the Mobile World Congress which kicks off later this month, Acer has decided to give the world a sneak peek at its upcoming CloudMobile which just garnered an iF product design award. It's easy to forget that Acer makes a range of smartphones, although the company has managed to come up with some

  • Acer’s first Atom N2600 netbook goes on sale

    Although Intel's new mobile Atom processors were announced at the very end of last year, retail availability of netbooks based on the new processors was meant to start by mid-January, but it's taken Acer until now to get its first product out in the market. The Aspire One D270 is not as you might be

  • Ultrabooks to get price drops across the board

    Good news if you're looking to pick up an Ultrabook in the near future. Digitimes reports that notebook makers are expected to significantly drop pricing on their first generation ultrabooks ahead of Intel's Ivy Bridge launch early in the second quarter of the year.

  • Acer updates Revo Nettop line with the RL70

    Acer has just quietly released its new Revo series RL70 Nettop PC powered by AMD's E-450 (Brazos) APU.The design is akin with previous Nettop models from the company, but has a few subtle design changes to help it blend in a bit better in the lounge.

  • Ivy Bridge based Ultrabook with Thunderbolt announced by Acer

    VR-Zone was in attendance at a pre-CES Acer press event where they announced the new Aspire S5 ultrabook and 14/15 inch Timeline Ultra notebook  to be launched later this year, featuring the upcoming 'Ivy Bridge' Core i series processors and a retractable I/O panel with a Thunderbolt connector (on the Aspire S5 only). A teaser of the

  • Acer announces the Iconia Tab A200 Tegra 2 tablet

    Just in time for the holidays, Acer has announced its Iconia Tab A200 tablet powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 processors. The 10.1-inch tablet is a more affordable sibling to the A500, although the specifications are in fact quite similar.

  • VR-Zone Christmas Gift Guide – Tablets

    Ever since the Apple iPad was introduced to the market, tablets have become one of the popular technology gadgets for content consumption; you can use it to surf your favorite web sites, watch videos or play some games. Well, besides the iPad, there are other choices that run Google Android as well as Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems. This

  • Cedar Trail-M In December After All?

    Faced with increasingly tough competition from ARM-powered tablets, mediocre Q3 2011 sales (-32% YoY), and other difficulties, launch of 32 nm "Cedar Tail-M" Atom processors has so far been a troubled affair. At one point this month, there were even strong indications that the new Atom chips won't make it before Christmas. A fresh report,

  • Higher resolution Ultrabook displays expected next year

    Talk about a backwards world, back in the days of 4:3 screens there was rarely a problem to get a higher resolution upgrade option on notebooks, but in the age of 16:9 widescreen displays, anything below 15.6-inches is stuck at 1366×768 with a few exceptions. Now it looks like the Ultrabooks will be pushing up

  • Lenovo becomes second largest PC maker, Asus enters fifth place

    Despite all the concerns about the PC industry and the general downturn once more in the economy, it looks like the PC industry is going strong, well, at least mostly so. According to the latest data from Gartner and IDC, the PC industry grew by between 3.2 and 3.6 percent in the third quarter this

  • Acer ASPIRE S3 Ultrabook Review

    The Ultrabook is a new category of thin and lightweight ultraportable laptop (defined by Intel) that are equipped with new Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge based Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) Intel processors, integrated graphics and SSD storage. Taiwanese manufacturer Acer has recently launched their ASPIRE S3 Ultrabook in Taipei, and VR-Zone managed to get one in for review.

  • Acer launches the Aspire S3 in Taiwan

    Acer isn't resting on its laurels and the company might very well be the first of Intel's Ultrabook partners to get a product into the market with the Aspire S3 which officially launched in Taiwan today. It looks like Acer decided to keep things simple with only two SKU's, at least in the Taiwanese market.

  • Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook goes on retail in Hong Kong

    Acer has officially launched their Ultrabook, the Aspire S3, in Hong Kong. Weighing less than 1.4kg, the Aspire S3 measures just 13mm thin and boasts seven hours of battery life. With Acer Green Instant On technology, the system can wake up from sleep mode in just 1.5 seconds.

  • Acer unveils its first Ultrabook, the Aspire S3

    It turns out the leaked pictures of Acer's Ultrabook turned out to be the real deal after all, as the company has unveiled its Aspire S3 series of Ultrabooks at IFA in Berlin today. The press release makes bold claims of 1.5 second resume times (from sleep) and up to 50-days battery life (this time

  • Acer finally launches the Iconia Smart

    Sometimes waiting for something good can take too long and in the case of the Iconia Smart from Acer, which was first announced back at the Mobile World Congress in February has finally launched, well, at least in Taiwan. That said, the company did deliver on its September launch date, although judging by the fact

  • Acer’s Iconia Smart to launch in September

    It's been very quiet from Acer's mobile division for quite some time now, but it looks like the company is finally getting ready to launch its Iconia Smart next month. If you've forgotten about it, the Icona Smart is Acer's crazy 21:9 aspect ratio 4.8-inch screen touting smartphone with 1024×480 resolution.

  • Images of Acer’s Ultrabook leak

    Although we're still a couple of months away from the expect launch of Intel's so called Ultrabook platform, we've already seen Asus' take back at Computex and now the first pictures of what should be Acer's first entry into the Ultrabook market space have made an appearance. Apparently Acer's Ultrabook will be called the Aspire