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New Acer CEO promises to “aggressively yet cautiously” chase Apple

New Acer CEO promises to “aggressively yet cautiously” chase Apple

Acer has found itself a new corporate president, with Jim Wong - previously the corporate senior vice president - taking over from Gianfranco Lanci who quit at the end of March. Wong used to helm the IT Products Group and will, according to Acer's press release, lead the company to "aggressively yet cautiously develop data-consumption products, tablet PCs and smartphones based on the solid foundation of the main PC business."

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MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

Intel are going full steam ahead with MeeGo at Computex this week, with multiple name-checks for the open-source OS during the keynote and several manufacturers implicated in pushing out MeeGo-based devices.  In among the Oak Trail/Canoe Lake information was confirmation that Acer will be developing MeeGo tablets and netbooks, while there are brief details on Quanta's Redvale MeeGo tablet, together with the Wistron W1 and CZC P10T tablets spotted by Carrypad on show at the Intel booth.

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Intel Atom Oak Trail, Canoe Lake and super-skinny netbook design revealed [Video]

Intel Atom Oak Trail, Canoe Lake and super-skinny netbook design revealed [Video]

Intel's latest Atom plans have been revealed at Computex 2010, and unsurprisingly the company are looking to tablets along with netbooks.  Intel Atom "Oak Trail" is the tablet and ultra-sleek netbook platform, a SoC designed for fanless devices with extended battery life and 1080p HD video, while the "Canoe Lake" innovation platform takes the new Pine Trail N Atom CPUs - with their boosted performance but frugal power requirements - pairs them with DDR3 memory and squeezes them into "razor-thin" netbooks like the 14mm thick dual-core machine teased last month.

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Acer Calpella ultraportables confirmed for end of March

Acer Calpella ultraportables confirmed for end of March

Acer have confirmed their rumored Calpella ultra-thin plans, paving the way for a range of speedy yet ultraportable notebooks launching later this month.  Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci announced the decision at the firm's investors conference recently; the outspoken exec confirmed that notebooks using Intel's latest Core i-Series processors were on their way, faster than their SU-Series predecessors yet without impacting on the 8+ hour battery life.

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Acer: Android doesn’t deliver “total internet experience” on netbooks

Acer: Android doesn’t deliver “total internet experience” on netbooks

Acer may have thrown down some new netbook love this week, but it doesn't mean they're getting ready to join in with the latest trend: putting Google's Android platform onto the budget ultraportables.  At the company's launch event, Acer's business IT product manager Jim Wong told reporters that while the company plans cellphones using Android, he believed the platform isn't ready for the "total internet experience" on netbooks.

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10-inch Acer Aspire One officially launches

10-inch Acer Aspire One officially launches

Acer have officially announced the 10-inch Aspire One netbook, complete with a WSVGA 1024 x 600 LED-backlit display, standard WiFi b/g and Bluetooth, and up to 2GB of RAM.  As with its 8.9-inch predecessor, the new Aspire One uses an Intel Atom CPU, and offers a 160GB hard-drive, multi-format memory card reader and integrated webcam.  3G and WiMAX will be options.

 

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