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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 20, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. It looks like Samsung may soon be hit with antitrust charges from the European Commission after taking Apple to court with numerous patent disputes, and there's a new iOS 6 jailbreak scam on the scene that wants you to shell out $28. Acer might be looking to beat the rumored $99 Nexus tablet to the punch with its leaked Iconia B1, and Google announced today that it has no plans to enter the retail space as originally suspected.

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Acer Iconia B1 tablet leaks to under-cut the fabled $99 Nexus

Acer Iconia B1 tablet leaks to under-cut the fabled $99 Nexus

It's time for the $99 USD tablet war to commence, ladies and gentlemen, and you know good and well that a fast-paced company line Acer isn't going to be left out in the cold: behold, the Iconia B1. This machine has been leaked this week with the full name Acer Iconia B1, a 7-inch tablet that looks in its rendering images to be extremely similar in styling to the original Barnes & Noble NOOK. This machine is, on the other hand, being shown in full-color renderings as well with a little home-button-style corner that replaces the area that the NOOK "loop" sits, this perhaps showing the true nature of the final product.

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Acer V360 media-friendly dts-toting smartphone leaked

Acer V360 media-friendly dts-toting smartphone leaked

This week the Acer V360 has leaked in several quick-snap photos that, believe it or not, are actually pretty darn clear. These photos show a device that works with a rather standard-looking body on the front not all that unlike the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, save a couple of really important additions: two relatively giant red-faced speaker grilles. You'll find on the back of the device the power within, that being the dts logo for high-powered stereo sound.

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Acer V360 smartphone leaks, 4.5-inch display and Jelly Bean tipped

Acer V360 smartphone leaks, 4.5-inch display and Jelly Bean tipped

Acer has released a couple of smartphones already, but they haven't yet made a lot of noise in the smartphone industry. However, details of a new Acer handset point to the company's first Jelly Bean smartphone that could make a splash in the market. Called the V360, the leaked device is rumored to arrive early next year, and it includes specs that put it right beside a lot of today's current mid-range smartphones.

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Acer Aspire 7600U Review

Acer Aspire 7600U Review

All-in-one PCs have always seemed a little weird, at least to me. They don't take up as much space as a traditional computer with a tower and a monitor, but they're not exactly portable. They also tend to be pretty expensive, though the hardware hidden away behind the screen isn't always the best. With the new Acer Aspire 7600U, things get even more strange, with this particular all-in-one sporting a 27-inch touchscreen to go along with Windows 8, which comes installed from the get-go. It's certainly impressive from a design perspective, but can the hardware inside keep the warm and fuzzy feelings going, or is this PC a little too underwhelming to justify it's expensive price tag? Read on to find out.

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Acer Aspire S7 Review

Acer Aspire S7 Review

The larger of the two big-hitters in the Acer Aspire S7 series Ultrabooks sits here on our desk like a high-powered glass-covered knife, ready to bring the best we've seen in touchscreen-toting Windows 8-optimized notebook action to the market. This machine has been delivered to our doorstep in its most powerful configuration, all $1,649 USD of it - complete with a 3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i7-3517U Processor clocked in at 1.9GHz. The 13.3-inch display here is a beastly Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit bit of technology with 10 finger touch and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Now we've got to see if this is enough to match up with that price - or if after all is said and done, the price will be the last of your thoughts in this next-generation experience!

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Acer C7 Chromebook Review

Acer C7 Chromebook Review

The Acer C7 Chromebook is the most recent addition to the Chromebook universe and one of Google's chosen few to be featured on their very own Chomebook portal. This device sits aside the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook as one of three (the other being a slightly higher-powered Samsung Chromebook 550.) This device reduces the baseline price of a Chromebook in general down to $199 and brings with it a slightly thicker and less MacBook Air-looking solution than Samsung's Series 3 - but where does that extra $50 USD go?

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Acer C7 Chromebook unveiled for $199

Acer C7 Chromebook unveiled for $199

In a move that will certainly have those of you thinking about getting a Chomebook jumping for joy, Acer and Google have announced a new C7 Chromebook for $199. This lovely machine is ready to take on the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook with a price that under-cuts that machine by $50! This machine has an 11.6-inch display and many of the same perks that come with the Samsung machine, starting with 100GB free storage for 2 years on Google Drive.

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Acer Windows RT hardware depends on Microsoft’s Surface performance

Acer Windows RT hardware depends on Microsoft’s Surface performance

If you were thinking of continuing your Acer collection of computers with a Windows RT tablet, you'll likely have to wait at least until next year while the manufacturer delays their plans and waits out the Microsoft Surface wave. With the Surface RT, reviewed by SlashGear just this past week, Acer is seeing a situation happen that includes items like Microsoft's Times Square launch and is keeping their own efforts a secret for now. Acer's own President has made it clear this week that they aren't stopping research, but they are putting Windows RT-toting hardware on hold.

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