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Acer is hoping to attract users who want flexibility with the company’s latest Aspire R 13 convertible notebook. Featuring their semi-unique "Ezel Aero" hinge, the R 13 can convert between various notebook and tablet style modes, giving you six different usage positions in a thin and light design.The Acer Aspire R 13 measures less than an inch thick and weighs just over 3 pounds. You’ll find a 13.3-inch touch screen display with two resolution options depending on model chosen. This display is affixed to a hinge at the sides which enables it to rotate 180-degrees. For greater stability, Acer uses a forged U-frame around the display and encases the touchscreen and lid in a sheet of Corning Gorilla... Read more...
Acer and Hewlett-Packard are definitely working from a different calendar from the rest of us mere mortals. Back-to-school season usually starts in late summer, but HP dropped a truckload of student-oriented notebooks and convertibles on us yesterday. Acer is jumping onboard today with the announcement of a wide portfolio of back-to-school products ranging from tablets to notebooks to 2-in-1 notebooks to convertibles. The first of these new products that we will cover is the new Aspire Switch 10 E 2-in-1 notebook. The Switch 10 E comes equipped with a second generation Acer Snap Hinge 2 and a plentiful 30 Whr battery which gives it 12 hours of runtime per charge. The Switch 10 E’s screen features... Read more...
When Microsoft first released Windows 8, the company hoped that hardware manufacturers would get creative with form factors and customers would be enticed by the intriguing new PC designs. One of the clear leaders to emerge since Windows 8's launch is the Lenovo Yoga series of laptops, which fold in half to mimic tablets or can be used in tent and stand modes. A similar approach that has also seen some success are 2-in-1s that essentially split in half, so you can use the display as a tablet without dragging around the weight of the keyboard. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is one of these 2-in-1 detachable systems... Acer Aspire Switch 10 Hybrid Review... Read more...
When Microsoft first released Windows 8, the company hoped that hardware manufacturers would get creative with form factors and customers would be enticed by the intriguing new PC designs. One of the clear leaders to emerge since Windows 8's launch is the Lenovo Yoga series of laptops, which fold in half to mimic tablets or can be used in tent and stand modes. A similar approach that has also seen some success are 2-in-1s that essentially split in half, so you can use the display as a tablet without dragging around the weight of the keyboard. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is one of these 2-in-1 detachable systems. The selling point for these tiny, $450-and-under types is versatility:... Read more...
Intel's 4th generation Core processors, based on the company's Haswell microarchitecture, have done good things for ultrabooks this year. Thanks to Haswell, Ultrabooks have moved much closer to Intel’s original vision of thin, light, low-power (but still powerful) systems that eschew outdated components and usher in new features like ultra high resolutions and touchscreen displays. Acer’s recently-updated Aspire S7 is a good example of just how far ultrabooks have come, and where they are headed... Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook Review... Read more...
Intel's 4th generation Core processors, based on the company's Haswell microarchitecture, have done good things for ultrabooks this year. Thanks to Haswell, Ultrabooks have moved much closer to Intel’s original vision of thin, light, low-power (but still powerful) systems that eschew outdated components and usher in new features like ultra high resolutions and touchscreen displays. Acer’s recently-updated Aspire S7 is a good example of how far ultrabooks have come and where they are headed. Acer sent us an Aspire S7-392-6411 for review and evaluation. The model rings in at $1,399.99 at Acer’s online store and seems to be consistently-priced among the usual online... Read more...
With Haswell processors out and Computex taking place in Taiwan this week, it’s a perfect time to announce new systems, and Acer has those in spades. It took the wraps off a total of 23 Aspire notebooks and six Aspire desktops that have Haswell processors. Not surprisingly, it’s billing the mobile systems as offering great battery life, thanks to the energy-saving Haswell tech. Here are some particularly noteworthy systems to keep an eye out for. Acer Aspire V7-482PG-9884-U Ultrabook Acer is offering its high-end Aspire V7-482PG-9884-U ultrabook only at acer.com. The $1,299.99 ultrabook boasts a 14-inch IPS display and Intel Core i7-4500U processor, as well as NVIDIA GeForce GT750M... Read more...
You expect to see lots of product announcements at a show like Computex, but Acer is announcing a slew of them, starting with the previously-rumored Acer Iconia W3. The 8.1-inch (1280x720) tablet runs a full version of Windows 8 and comes with Microsoft Office pre-installed. It runs on an Intel Atom Z2760 chip and weighs in at just 1.1 pounds and 0.45 inches thick. Iconia W3 There’s an optional full-size Bluetooth keyboard, front and rear 2MP cameras, micro-HDMI, micro-USB, and 802.11b/g/n for connectivity. The device purports to offer 8 hours of battery life and comes in 32GB or 64GB capacities. Preorders start June 4th, and the Iconia W3 will cost $379 (although Acer says it might be... Read more...
Remember the S3 Ultrabook? In 2011, it was an icon in design. Today, the competition is a bit more heated, hence Acer's reasoning behind updating the machine as Computex kicks off in Taiwan. The newly-revised, Windows 8-equipped Aspire S3 Ultrabook integrates some key components from the flagship Aspire S7 series, raising the bar all around. "One of the great benefits of successfully launching an ambitious product like the Aspire S7 is what the organization learns at every stage of the process," said David Lee, Senior Architect of Acer Design Center. "We made it a point to reinvest that across our range, and the S3 is a prime example." As on the celebrated Aspire S7, the S3's patented dual-torque... Read more...
New notebooks seem to be hitting store shelves on the regular these days, and Acer's making sure it's not left out of the trending party. The companies Aspire V Series was updated this week, with the V5 and V7 lines getting pretty nice overhauls for those in the market for a new ultraportable or standard-sized laptop. Starting at just $499, the V5 line will offer up machines in the 11.6", 14" and 15.6" form factors. All models are available with a choice of touch or non-touch screen, and all notebook configurations with a touch screen will also include backlit keyboards. The smaller rigs will get a 1366x768 resolution display, while a 1080p panel is optional on the larger machines. These models... Read more...
Windows 8 is so touch-oriented that using it on computer without a touchscreen is – while possible – not nearly as much fun or efficient. PC makers have been scrambling to get touchscreen systems ready for the Windows 8 launch, so it’s no surprise that Acer’s new All-In-Ones have touch screens. Acer also announced touchscreen displays for people who are upgrading existing desktops to Windows 8. The Acer Aspire 5600U and 7600U all-in-one PCs include 23-inch and 27-inch touchscreens, respectively, and offer improved support for reclining (up to 80 degrees) to make them more comfortable for users who use the touch capabilities often. The screens have 1920 by 1080 resolutions.... Read more...
Acer's Aspire A0722 is now available through AT&T. This 11.6-inch netbook targets enterprise and consumer users by offering a portable and thin design with key usability features such as a full-size keyboard and multiple ports. The Aspire A0722 can connect to AT&T's HSPA+ network. The A0722 offers three USB ports, a VGA out connector, an Ethernet Jack, headphone jack, and HDMI-out port. This netbook is available for $449.99 without an annual contract or for $39.99 with a two-year agreement and a 3GB monthly data plan. Stay Connected On The Go with the New Acer Netbook, Aspire A0722 Acer's 11.6-inch 4G Netbook Available for Enterprise Users and Consumers Online at att.com Dallas, Texas,... Read more...
Man, now things are getting interesting. Acer has just officially revealed the Aspire S3 Ultrabook, a 13.3" stunner-of-a-machine with an LED-backlit panel, widescreen aspect ratio, 1366x768 resolution and a body that's just impossible not to love. There's also an Instant-On function, Instant Connection (which gets you on the Internet in just 2.5 seconds), and a chassis that measures just .51 inches thick and weighs just 2.98 pounds. Wilder still, the Hybrid Standby Technology provides up to 50 days of standby power and up to six hours of straight usage. Specs-wise, there's a Core i5 CPU, 20GB SSD (or 320GB HDD), and a strong aluminum frame around the screen. There's a card reader, a headphone... Read more...
Watch out, mobile users -- the "ultrabooks" are coming! A few years ago, these things known as "smartbooks" briefly hit the market. And almost no one purchased the. But the ultrabook category just might have legs. Apple's MacBook Air has been a major seller, and there's no question that Acer's new Aspire S3 (their first ultrabook) looks really similar to it. Sorry, it's the truth. But beyond that, it's something to get truly riled up about. It can resume from Sleep in 1.5 seconds, and the battery can last up to 50 in Deep Sleep days via Acer Green Instant On. Internet connections are promised within 2.5 seconds, and obviously it's one of the smallest and lightest full-fledged machines you can... Read more...
Happy, happy, joy, joy! While calling a notebook "Happy" may seem odd, there's no way you can say it without smiling. Just try. Acer's Aspire One Happy line of netbooks have already shipped in Europe, but now people in the U.S. will be getting the good vibes as well. The Aspire One Happy 2, a series of stylish netbooks in four pastel colors, is being brought to the U.S. for the first time. Like its predecessors, the streamlined and ultra-compact 10.1-inch netbooks are light and portable enough to tote anywhere and come packed with powerful features and performance to boost productivity. Utilizing the latest Intel dual-core technology for netbooks, the Acer Aspire One Happy 2 series consumes less... Read more...
More new notebooks? More new notebooks from Acer? Yes to both! Aside from the new TimelineX machines that hit this morning, the company is also introducing the new Aspire Ethos series. If you aren't familiar with Acer's families, this one is an entertainment beast that relies on high-profile styling, high-res displays and high-end internals to deliver outstanding multimedia playback. You'll get a CineCrystal Full HD or HD display, full DirectX 11 support, Dolby Home Theater v4 audio solutions and plenty of leading-edge silicon. The Aspire Ethos 8951G comes with Acer CineSurround with five Dolby-tuned built-in speakers and Acer Tuba CineBass subwoofer, and with a detachable touchpad that doubles... Read more...
Call if a Fusion frenzy if you want (just don't confuse it with the launch title for the Xbox), because Acer's new Aspire One 522 is equipped with an AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). As a result, Acer says the Aspire One 522 is "ready for a next generation user experience and amazing HD Internet multimedia performance." Sounds groovy, and so does the overall spec sheet. The Aspire One 522 boasts AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics, which Acer claims will have no trouble slicing and dicing HD video with the latest graphics goodies, like DirectX 11, 1080p video output (via HDMI), and real-time image processing with auto color and contrast adjustment, and edge sharpening. Other features include... Read more...
As we have pointed out before, netbooks aren't what they used to be. These days, you're more likely to see a new netbook emerging with a near-$500 retail price than one with a near-$200 price point. We're partially blaming tablets. There are a number of sub-$300 tablets on the market and on the horizon (the $188 CherryPad comes to mind!), and that has allowed netbooks to up their position in the market place. Climbing up the ladder, so to speak. But this upward mobility has also allowed netbook makers to broaden their scope when it comes to internal configurations. With more latitude in pricing, you're seeing more interesting builds and configuration options. Acer's 1551-5448 is a great example... Read more...
Acer is a somewhat understated name in the notebook business, but even though they may not receive the sheer press that Apple, Alienware, Dell and HP do, they're still one of the world's prominent PC makers. Hanging amongst the top five in total PC output is no easy task, and the company's Aspire line has been quietly climbing the charts in popularity for some time now. The Aspire line in particular has become quite the hit, and if there's one company that has somewhat rivaled Asus in the netbook sector, it's Acer.  As we have pointed out before, netbooks aren't what they used to be. These days, you're more likely to see a new netbook emerging with a near-$500 retail price than one with... Read more...
3M’s Optical Systems Division is working with Acer to deliver a new line of energy-efficient notebooks. By utilizing 3M’s multi-layer optical films in its Aspire TimelineX series, Acer is able to offer a battery life of eight hours while still providing superior display performance and an ultra slim form factor. 3M’s optical film is designed to increase the brightness of the display. It also enhances the display’s form factor. 3M Energy-Efficiency Film Technology Enhances Power Savings and Display Quality of Acer TimelineX Notebooks Company’s Multi-layer Optical Film Sets New Industry Standard in Portable Computing ST. PAUL, Minn.--The elusive goal of developing... Read more...
Another day, another media streamer. That certainly seems to be the case here lately, as company after company continues to introduce new ways to stream media from the Internet and your networked storage locations onto your television. The newest one to join the bandwagon is the Acer Aspire RevoView, which is an HD DLNA certified media player that can playback media content from all DLNA certified devices. The box itself looks fairly stylish, and the setup looks fairly simple. It can connect to TVs via HDMI, and it's able to integrate into your existing surround speaker system as well. There's a USB port and a memory card slot for loading multi-media, and if you're in favor of keeping certain... Read more...
Have you considered a 3D notebook? It's getting harder and harder to find new machines that are 2D-only, and even Acer is adding a 3D model to their Aspire series. The new Aspire 5745DG ha a 15.6" CineCrystal 120Hz LCD which features NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, and there's even software that can convert 2D content into 3D content on the panel. Other specifications include NVIDIA's GeForce GT 425M GPU, Core i3/i5/i7 processor options, an optional Blu-ray Disc drive, HDMI output, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, a memory card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, a Crystal Eye webcam and a 1280x1024 screen resolution. You'll also find dedicated media keys, a multi-gesture trackpad... Read more...
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