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Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablet hits November 9 from $500

Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablet hits November 9 from $500

Acer has announced pricing and availability for its second Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W510, which will hit shelves on November 9 priced from $499.99. Announced back in July at Computex, the Acer Iconia W510 has a 10.1-inch 1,366 x 768 IPS LCD display and runs Windows 8 on Intel's 1.5GHz dualcore Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, rather than the Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5 of its more expensive Iconia W700 sibling.

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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8 appear on October 26th

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8 appear on October 26th

It's time to jump back in to the Acer universe with Windows 8, Microsoft's next-generation operating system set for release later this month with none other than the S7 series Ultrabook. The Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook is a "razon-thin" notebook working with a 10-point touchscreen and a 3rd generation Intel Core processor right out of the box. This device - or set of devices, as it were, starts at just .47 inches and weighs as little as 2.29 pounds - that's tiny!

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Intel Windows 8 tablet event on Sept 27 sees HP, Samsung and ZTE on the agenda

Intel Windows 8 tablet event on Sept 27 sees HP, Samsung and ZTE on the agenda

Intel has announced a pre-Microsoft Windows 8 tablet event later in September, gathering together a clutch of manufacturers to discuss new hardware and its upcoming Atom chips. Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and ZTE are all among the attendees, with ZTE being particularly notable as the only company of the group yet to officially announce Windows 8 intentions.

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Google’s Rubin: Don’t expect Alliance help if you fragment Android

Google’s Rubin: Don’t expect Alliance help if you fragment Android

Google has struck back at claims that it strong-armed Acer into ditching a collaboration with Alibaba, insisting that the contentious Aliyun platform is not only based on Android but distributes pirated Android apps. Chinese firm Alibaba made loud protests last week, after Acer withdrew launch support for the Aliyun-based CloudMobile A800 smartphone only moments before the handset made its official debut, and accused Google of threatening Acer with Android expulsion. Not so, Google's Andy Rubin says: Alibaba shouldn't expect the support of an Open Handset Alliance (OHA) member if it's not going to be work to be compatible with official Android.

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 13, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks - just one day left to go before the weekend is here once again. Today we were finally given some actual details about the Wii U, and it's safe to say that anticipation is quite a bit higher now that we know it's release date and pricing. Nintendo started off early with pricing and release information for Japan, and later on in the day, gave us pricing and release date details for the US and European releases. We were also given a list of "launch window" titles for the Wii U, and we have to say - it looks pretty impressive.

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Google threatened Acer with Android excommunication claims Alibaba

Google threatened Acer with Android excommunication claims Alibaba

Google is accused of threatening to cut Acer off from the official Android teat, after a phone collaboration between the manufacturer and Alibaba was axed at the last minute. Acer and Chinese e-retail giant Alibaba had been planning to launch the CloudMobile A800 smartphone together, Reuters reports, but the event itself was suddenly shut down after Acer was apparently told that "Google would terminate Android product cooperation" if the phone was revealed.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 31, 2012

We've officially entered the final hours of August, and in typical SlashGear fashion, we're sending thing off with a bang. Today's IFA adventures didn't produce as much news as the two days before it, but we still have plenty of hands-on posts for you to check out, just like yesterday. We got to check out a couple of Dell's upcoming products today, spending some hands-on time with the Dell XPS Duo 12 and the more traditional Dell XPS 10. Dell wasn't the only one showing off new computers and a tablets today though, as we also have a hands-on with HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4, SpectreXT and ENVY x2, along with a hands-on post for the new Toshiba Satellite U920t.

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