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Acer Iconia W510 Review

Acer Iconia W510 Review

This week we're having a look at the Acer Iconia W500 series, specifically in the model tagged Iconia W510-1422 with full Windows 8 and multiple modes of computing action. This machine works as a tablet, as a notebook with its keyboard dock (in the box with this model), and with 295 degrees of twist in its hinge - a third "presentation" mode, complete with the extra battery power of the dock in-tact. This machine takes full Windows 8 to the tablet universe with a rather solid setup and a base cost of right around $750 USD - if that sounds like a deal to you, make with the tapping.

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Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer expects Chrome OS to play an increasing role in its fortunes moving forward, as "Windows 8 itself is still not successful" according to the Taiwanese company's president. 5- to 10-percent of Acer's US shipments were Chromebooks such as the C7 ultraportable, Jim Wong told Bloomberg, and the company is confident that Chrome OS can sustain consumer interest in the face of what it sees as waning Windows 8 demand.

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Acer Liquid E1 brings smooth PC aesthetics to Android

Acer Liquid E1 brings smooth PC aesthetics to Android

This week there's a brand new Android smartphone on the block, the Acer Liquid E1, complete with a unique set of casings and the near-newest version of Android onboard. This smartphone is ready for the top of the mid-range with a 4.5-inch display that's bringing in 540 x 960 pixel resolution and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. This smartphone is clearly not meant to go to war with the highest-power smartphones on the market today, instead making certain Acer is able to deliver an Android device that's up-to-date with what the Android universe is offering in general, so to speak.

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Acer Predator AG3620 Review

Acer Predator AG3620 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the new Acer Predator AG3260 gaming PC. While “gaming PC” and “Acer” may not be two terms you immediately associate with one another, Acer has impressed in the past, and is now looking to wow consumers with its Predator G series of computers. In fact, we've reviewed a computer that's quite similar to this one before, only now the Predator is back with Windows 8 and some slightly different hardware. The problem with building a gaming rig is still the same as always, though: PC gamers can be a fickle bunch, with the most hardcore not paying any attention to pre-built machines and instead building their own rigs. That isn't an option for everyone, so can the Predator AG3620 offer enough to be worthy of those gamers' dollars? Read on to find out.

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Acer “Kiev” Chromebox tipped: Can Google hit the $99 price point?

Acer “Kiev” Chromebox tipped: Can Google hit the $99 price point?

Acer is expected to reveal a new Chromebox to follow on from its low-cost C7 Chromebook laptop, putting Google's Chrome OS in a compact desktop form-factor. The cloud-centric slab (only a mockup shown here, since no official images have leaked yet) contains Inte's 2.7GHz Pentium G630 processor and 2GB of memory, François Beaufort reports, along with a 500GB hard-drive for local storage of files, and has been developed by Acer and the Google Chrome OS team under the "Kiev" codename.

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AcerCloud expands support to iOS with new features

AcerCloud expands support to iOS with new features

It was at last year’s CES that Acer was seen touting the features of AcerCloud, but this year, the company has more to talk about. Acer has announced that AcerCloud will soon be expanding to iOS, meaning consumers will be able to share files between Apple’s mobile OS, Android, and Windows. This platform expansion wasn’t the only thing Acer announced today, though, as AcerCloud will also be getting a few interesting new features.

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Acer Iconia B1-A71 budget tablet announced to challenge Nexus 7

Acer Iconia B1-A71 budget tablet announced to challenge Nexus 7

Just as the prophecies foretold, Acer has revealed the Iconia B1-A71, a new budget tablet that seems to serve as the company's answer to the wildly popular Nexus 7. We've been hearing for a while that Acer was working on an inexpensive 7-inch tablet, and today that device was officially revealed. As you might expect, the Iconia B1-A71 isn't the most powerful tablet on the block, but its decent hardware and budget price might be enough to bring consumers flocking.

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Acer Iconia Tab B1 pops up again in new images

Acer Iconia Tab B1 pops up again in new images

The Google Nexus 7 kind of turned the tablet market on its head by offering a reasonably powerful slate for only a fraction of the cost of other tablets. Unsurprisingly, we've been hearing rumors that other manufacturers will follow Google's lead in 2013, offering their own inexpensive tablets to try to win over the budget crowd. One company rumored to be launching a wallet-friendly sometime in the future is Acer, with its Iconia Tab B1.

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Netbooks to go extinct in 2013

Netbooks to go extinct in 2013

I always thought it was a combination of people wanting or needing new computer and an economy that meant they couldn't afford normal notebooks that led those who would normally purchase notebooks to the netbook world for a few years. There were a few people out there who purchased the little machines simply because they were tiny and they wanted portability. The netbook also made a nice first computer for younger users.

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