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Make no mistake about it -- Acer came out swinging this week. Between the AspireRevo, its new Timeline series of notebooks and these two all-in-ones, we're wondering what the company has left in store for the rest of 2009. The latest newcomers to emerge from Acer are the Aspire Z5600 all-in-one PC and the all-white eMachines EZ1600, both of which we'll describe in detail below.Starting with the former, you'll find a gorgeous silver chassis, a 24" multi-touch panel and loads of multimedia capabilities. Designed specifically to handle the forthcoming media prowess of Windows 7, this machine promises full touchscreen support at a price the people can afford -- of course, we're not actually told... Read more...
Not content with jointly announcing the world's first commercial Ion-based nettop, Acer also delivered an all new line of notebooks this week. The suitably named Timeline series aims to take on the likes of Adamo (from Dell) and the X-Slim family (from MSI). The standout features on the Timeline rigs are excellent battery life, stellar design and prices that actually aren't outrageous. Interested to hear more?Hailed as "featherweight notebooks that can give you an entire day of computing on a single charge," the Aspire Timeline series has re-engineered the way power is used in a laptop, basically making the entire system more efficient, lighter and less harmful to the environment. In fact, users... Read more...
NVIDIA and Acer collectively took the wraps off the very first NVIDIA Ion-based design win, with a sleek new SFF PC (Small Form Factor PC) called the AspireRevo.  Built on the NVIDIA Ion platform, the AspireRevo consists of NVIDIA's GeForce 9400 chipset with integrated graphics in support of Intel's Atom processor.  Specifically, this new Acer system comes with an Atom 230 on board, which is a single core variant versus the dual core variant NVIDIA was showing in their Ion reference system.  The new little system looks a tad like Asus' Eee Box perhaps, but with a bit more styling and of course a lot more GPU horsepower under the hood for multi-media and full HD video offload processing... Read more...
AT&T is applying a cell phone-like pricing model to netbooks on a trial basis in Atlanta and Philadelphia. Through this offering, you can pick up a netbook for as little as $49.99. Of course, there’s a catch: You’ll need to sign up for one of AT&T’s Internet at Home and On the Go plans in order to get this special pricing offer. AT&T’s netbook offerings currently include the Acer Aspire One, Dell Inspiron Mini 9 or Mini 12, and LG Xenia. AT&T’s Internet at Home and On the Go plans include AT&T’s DataConnect and AT&T Fast Access DSL services. Plans start at $59.95 per month. Without the AT&T subsidy, the netbooks generally sell for between $450 and $600. AT&T didn’t... Read more...
Acer is recalling its Predator Gaming desktop units, in conjunciton with the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission, because of the potential for them to overheat, melt and catch fire.The models being recalled are ASG7200 and ASG7700 (printed on the bottom right-hand corner of the panel on the right side of the unit), because there are certain wires inside that can get pinched and thus overheat. That can lead to melting or other damage to the unit and, in some cases, fire. The CSPC issued the recall alert, saying Acer had voluntarily recalled the units after receiving two reports of units that had short-circuited, "resulting in melted internal components and external casing." Neither report... Read more...
Acer announced plans to enter the smartphone market at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009. Several Acer executives, including CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci, announced the company’s plans to bring more than 10 smartphones to the market this year. Acer showed off eight of those devices at its press conference in Barcelona. Collectively known as the Acer Tempo series of smartphones, all of the handsets run Windows Mobile. Acer said that there are plans for other operating systems, but didn’t specify which ones. The new devices will range from high end to the low end to reach a diverse customer base. Here’s a look at the first four devices that are set to hit the market in March and April.... Read more...
Acer's 8.9-inch Aspire One was perfectly suitable for those scouting one of the smallest netbooks on the market, but Acer realized that not everyone wants a machine that's small enough to slide into the average cargo pocket. To that end, the company is planning to release a 10-inch version in the not-too-distant future. We've learned that the 10-inch Aspire One will eventually arrive with Windows XP, a 160GB hard drive, a 1,024 x 600 resolution display, 1GB of RAM, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and a three cell battery. According to ZDNet's UK branch, an Acer spokesperson has chimed in to add that a Linux version will also be made available. To quote him specifically, the 10-inch Aspire One "will... Read more...
Acer Introduces Sleek 23-Inch Display with Sensor Touch; Enhances Desktop LineNew Display Features 16:9 Aspect Ratio, Glossy Bezel and Speakers; Desktops Range from a Pentium-Powered Small Form Factor to Radical Gaming RigSAN JOSE, CALIF., Jan. 19, 2009 – Acer, the third largest vendor in the PC market, today announced the slick new Acer 23-inch widescreen display and Acer Aspire desktop PC line-up for customers in the United States.  The Aspire desktops range from several compact models to an aggressively designed, power-packed gaming system.Featuring a new form factor, the Acer H233H bmid 23-inch display offers cinematic quality with sleek styling. This new display provides excellent picture... Read more...
Acer Enhances Award-Winning Aspire 8930G Notebook PC with New Intel© Quad-Core Processor Technology Aspire 8930G-7665 Notebook Designed for Extreme Gaming and Multimedia Performance SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acer America, part of the world’s third largest PC company (source: Gartner data, 3Q 2008), today introduced the Aspire 8930G-7665 notebook PC, utilizing the new Intel© Core™2 Quad Mobile Processor Q9000. The new quad-core processors allow for extreme mobile performance and speed for gaming on the go. Designed for multimedia and gaming enthusiasts, the Aspire 8930G-7665 combines superior computing power, innovative technology and productivity features, with stylish... Read more...
You can now pick up the Acer Aspire One netbook for just $99.99 from RadioShack. If you’re thinking this sounds too good to be true, you’re right: There’s a catch. Namely, you’ll have to sign up for a lengthy and expensive service contract with AT&T. But hey, if you were going to buy that contract anyway, you might as well enjoy a subsidy on the netbook. Even though the total package deal is pretty pricy for the average consumer, there are plenty of businesses that see the value in paying for an employee to have high-speed, cellular Internet access at all times. With a subsidized offering such as this from RadioShack, the deal may get a little sweeter in that employees will have an easier... Read more...
Acer Leads the Industry with the Introduction of the First Wireless 4G WiMAX-Enabled Notebooks for the U.S. MarketAspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 unveiled at first U.S. WiMAX network launch in Baltimore SAN JOSE, Calif. and BALTIMORE -- Acer America, part of the world’s third largest PC company (source: Gartner data, 2Q 2008), today unveiled its first WiMAX-enabled notebooks – Aspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 – in support of the nation’s first U.S. WiMAX wireless broadband network launched by XOHM in Baltimore. Demonstrating the company’s focus on delivering innovative technology solutions, the Aspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 are WiMAX-enabled Intel® Centrino 2-based notebooks... Read more...
Back in May Acer teased us with the announcement of its suped-up, hardcore gaming rig, the Aspire Predator. There's still no word on when we'll see this bad boy in the wild; but in the meantime, Acer is teasing us yet again with the announcement of its new 50,000:1 contrast ratio, LCD monitor, the 24-inch Acer G24. That's fifty thousand, like with four zeros. And just like its Predator announcement, there is no word on when the G24 will be available or how much it will cost. Perhaps Acer is taking a high-toned stance on these enthusiast-grade products: If you have to ask how much they cost, then you probably can't afford them. Or perhaps Acer is waiting for the economy to turn around before unleashing... Read more...
Not to be confused with the 1986 Ron Jeremy film, "Deeper, Harder, Faster," Acer has just introduced its new enthusiast gaming rig with the innuendo-laden slogan "Faster, Deeper, Harder, Further." The slogan might be silly, but the system is meant to be taken seriously. The case looks as though it could have stepped out of the Transformers movie and its color is what Acer calls "deep metallic copper." It looks orange to us. Here is a peek at some of the specs of the highest-end model--the Eliminator--compliments of the lads over at TrustedReviews:Intel Core 2 Extreme QX96508GB DDR memory @ 1,066MHz2x Nvidia GeForce 9800GX2 512MB graphics cards2x 640GB SATA 3Gb/s hard drives2x 150GB Western Digital... Read more...
Taiwan’s Acer has announced it will buy struggling computer vendor Gateway, in a deal worth $710 million. Acer will pay a 57% premium over the Friday closing price for Gateway stock, at $1.90 per share.  This will create the world’s #3 largest PC maker. Acer Inc. plans to acquire Gateway Inc. in a deal worth $710 million that Acer says will make it the world's third-largest PC vendor. "This is the biggest acquisition in Acer's 30 year history," said J.T. Wang, Acer's chairman, speaking at a news conference in Taipei. "After this acquisition, we are solidly number three in the global PC market," Wang said. At the same time, Gateway dealt a blow to Lenovo by announcing... Read more...
Whenever Microsoft releases a new version of its Windows OS, people generally line up to buy.  They often go so far as to just buy a whole new PC to replace their aging rig, or because they don’t feel comfortable installing the OS themselves.  Generally the industry sees a large surge in sales that immediately follow the release of a new OS.President of ACER, Gianfranco Lanci, says that Windows Vista has proven an exception to this pattern. “Never before had a new version of Windows done so little to boost PC sales. "And that's not going to change in the second half of this year," Lanci said. "I really don't think that someone has bought a new PC specifically for Vista," he added. Microsoft's... Read more...
In a way, computer sales are a zero sum game. The market does grow every year, but if one manufacturer booms, it's usually by attracting its competitor's customers. No one has eaten more of their competitors' pie chart pie recently than Hewlett-Packard. The news of HP's good fortunes in the PC business came mere hours before HP was set to announce a batch of new consumer and business-oriented notebook PCs at an event in Shanghai. The star of that bunch is the Pavilion HDX, a monstrous notebook with a 20-inch screen aimed at consumers with a heavy appetite for digital media. The launch coincides with the availability of Intel's latest chip platform for notebook PCs. Code-named Santa... Read more...
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