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Clandestine Microsoft Surface launch leaves PC partners puzzled

Clandestine Microsoft Surface launch leaves PC partners puzzled

Microsoft's Surface heads-up to PC partners was at most a three day warning, OEM insiders claim, with Windows head Steven Sinofsky outlining sketchy details in a series of short calls last Friday. The Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets came as almost a complete surprise to hardware partners in the US and Taiwan, Reuters' sources at the firms have insisted, with Sinofsky's calls failing to confirm either then name or the specifications of the slates. However, at least one high-profile PC manufacturer has suggested that Microsoft's plans for the Surface brand are short-lived.

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Acer Aspire AM3970G-UW10P Desktop PC + 23-inch Monitor Review

Acer Aspire AM3970G-UW10P Desktop PC + 23-inch Monitor Review

What we're looking at today is the full package when it comes to everyday highly-connected at-home computing and entertainment from Acer. This is the Acer Aspire AM3970G-UW10P Desktop PC with 23-inch LED monitor, mouse, keyboard, and more USB ports than you'll ever need to use. This machine could potentially be your HDTV media center, it could be your college dorm room do-everything machine, or it could just be the beast that you play Diablo III on in the comfort of your own basement. In all ways, this is an Acer machine that was built not only to compute well, but to be seen: this isn't your under-desk beast of old, this is a beauty if ever we've seen one.

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Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook gets Ivy Bridge refresh

Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook gets Ivy Bridge refresh

We've already had our hands on the lovely silver beast that is the Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook, and now it's come time to refresh the lineup with a 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 256GB Solid State Drive to boot. This Acer refresh includes a lovely new champagne color and has a price structure starting at just $648 USD. This device is what Acer notes is "one of the most affordable ultrabooks on the market" and we'd have to agree!

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Acer Aspire S5 ultra-thin ultrabook priced and detailed

Acer Aspire S5 ultra-thin ultrabook priced and detailed

The thinnest ultrabook in Acer's arsenal has been announced as being up for sale this month: the Acer Aspire S5, complete with the fabulously odd motorized MagicFlip I/O Port we got our hands on earlier this year at CES 2012. This notebook measures in at 0.44 inches thin at its thinnest point, with just a 0.59 inch thickness at the other end of the spectrum. It's also got a black, magnesium-alloy and brushed metal chassis and just 2.65 pounds to its name, and it's all coming at the end of this month!

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Acer Iconia Tab A700: 1920×1200 and Tegra 3 for $449.99

Acer Iconia Tab A700: 1920×1200 and Tegra 3 for $449.99

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 hasn’t been a very well kept secret, but the pricing and availability of the tablet has consistently eluded the general public. Wonder no more, as Acer has finally let slip exactly what you’ll be paying for the 32GB model of the tablet: $449.99. For your money you’ll be getting a 10-inch screen with a 1920x1200 resolution, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Acer Aspire V5 series features Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Acer Aspire V5 series features Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Ready for more Ivy Bridge updates? Acer is the company jumping on the bandwagon this time, announcing two new Aspire notebooks that will feature Intel’s third-generation of Core processors. Acer will offer two Aspire V5 models, a 14-inch and a 15.3-inch, with the former weighing 4.6lbs and coming in at 0.79-inches thick, while the latter will weigh 5lbs and be around 0.83 inches thick.

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Acer Iconia Tab 510 Olympic Gamed Edition hands-on at Computex

Acer Iconia Tab 510 Olympic Gamed Edition hands-on at Computex

This week the already-released Acer Iconia Tab 510 has appeared at no less than Computex 2012, complete with its lovely 15-hour battery life, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This device has a respectable 1280 x 800 pixel resolution 10.1-inch display, versions in 16 or 32GB for internal storage, and Dolby Digital Plus software and hardware that supports 5.1 channel audio via HDMI output. This device has some Olympic markings on the back and is made specifically for you to capture the 2012 games as they move forward in London - catch all the action!

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Acer Iconia Tab A210 hands-on

Acer Iconia Tab A210 hands-on

With the Acer Iconia Tab A110 out on the blocks with a big upgrade to Tegra 3 with Ice Cream Sandwich, we knew there'd be a bump for the next biggest bunch: the Acer Iconia Tab A210. This device takes the Iconia Tab A200 and turns it into a much more impressive beast, complete with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a lovely 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Can it bust up the elder generation of Acer Android tablets with one blow?

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Acer’s Trinity-powered ICONIA Tab hands-on

Acer’s Trinity-powered ICONIA Tab hands-on

Acer granted AMD its wish: a hybrid docking tablet running the chip company's new 2nd-gen Trinity APU that borrows the form-factor of the company's previous ICONIA Tab Android and Windows 7 models. The new Acer ICONIA Tab Windows 8 version doesn't have an official name yet - its predecessor, which ran the old OS on an AMD C-Series processor, was the W500 - but functionally doesn't leave many gaps.

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Acer and ASUS bring the touchscreen fury for Win8 at Computex

Acer and ASUS bring the touchscreen fury for Win8 at Computex

This week we're getting a barrage of device reveals coming forth from both Acer and ASUS at Computex, each of them featuring Windows 8 and touchscreen interfaces. We've had a chance to get our hands on several of the most major additions to this collection of oncoming computers, each of them filmed live in Taiwan! Devour the Acer Iconia tablets, see the wild and crazy ASUS TAICHI dual-screen notebook - get your eyes on the whole lot!

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