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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 21, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. Depending on who you choose to believe, today was the day it was all supposed to come crashing down, but since that doesn't seem like it'll be happening, let's recap the news from the day and then jump into the weekend, shall we? Today was a historic day aside from being the rumored end of the world, as Psy's ridiculously popular hit Gangnam Style topped 1 billion views on YouTube, officially becoming the first video to do so and beating Justin Bieber to the punch. We had a new Acer-related leak today, with benchmarks for the rumored V350 flagship phone surfacing, as well as images for the ASUS ME172V tablet.

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Acer V350 flagship smartphone leaks in benchmarks for CES 2013

Acer V350 flagship smartphone leaks in benchmarks for CES 2013

It would appear that the folks at Acer have had a bit of a leak in more ways than one this week with a brand new smartphone popping up in the GLBenchmark listing environment complete with nearly all of its hardware specifications. The device goes by the code-name V350 and unless a higher-powered device appears after this, will be the hero or "flagship" phone for the company throughout early 2013. This machine has a 1280 x 720 display (1196 x 720 here) likely over 4-inches in size and is running no less than Android 4.1.2 right at the flag fall.

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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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