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Acer S7 Ultrabook reboot brings Haswell, battery life, and a new keyboard

Acer S7 Ultrabook reboot brings Haswell, battery life, and a new keyboard

In June, Acer's Aspire S7 Ultrabook reboot was unveiled, bringing with it fourth-generation Intel Core processors and some other new features. At the time, Acer stated the laptops would be shipping out in the third quarter of this year, with pricing and some additional details surfacing around the same time. Such was the case this evening, with the company announcing pricing and availability.

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Acer to slow Microsoft focus while increasing Chromebook and Android production

Acer to slow Microsoft focus while increasing Chromebook and Android production

Acer has felt the squeeze brought on by ever-decreasing PC shipments, something that has affected more than a few companies. Eschewing PCs, consumers are gravitating in larger numbers towards mobile devices, particularly tablets, something that resulted in a poor second quarter for the company. In light of this, Acer's president stated that the company will be shifting its focus away from Microsoft products a bit.

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Microsoft pits Acer Iconia W3 against iPad mini in latest Windows fight

Microsoft pits Acer Iconia W3 against iPad mini in latest Windows fight

Microsoft has taken on Apple's iPad mini in its latest head-to-head commercial, pitting the 7.9-inch iOS tablet against Acer's Iconia W3 and, unsurprisingly since it's all being paid with Microsoft's dime, finding the Windows 8 slate to be the winner. The advert, which follows June's battle between the iPad 4 and Dell's XPS 10, runs through some of the things you can do on Windows 8 that you can't on the iPad mini.

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Acer C7 Chromebook expanded for K-12 educational market with two new models

Acer C7 Chromebook expanded for K-12 educational market with two new models

Acer has expanded its C7 Chromebook line for the educational market, tossing in some small hardware changes and tacking on a starting price of $259 ESP. The models are being aimed towards all levels of the K12 market - students, teachers, and administration, with Acer saying its combination of features offer the kind of things such an environment requires.

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Acer Iconia W3 early refresh over screen quality complaints reported

Acer Iconia W3 early refresh over screen quality complaints reported

Acer reportedly plans to replace the first-gen Iconia W3, the first 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, with an updated version that could address screen complaints, potentially arriving as soon as September this year. The new model is expected to hit stores by the end of this quarter, Acer Netherlands spokesperson Star Swank told Tweakers, and be thinner and lighter than the current Iconia W3.

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Acer Z3-605 AiO unveiled with Harman Kardon speakers

Acer Z3-605 AiO unveiled with Harman Kardon speakers

Acer has announced the availability of its 23-inch Z3-605 All-in-One desktop computer, bringing with it a couple of Harman Kardon speakers, something the computer maker referred to as an "important milestone" for the company. The desktop computer is now shipping to customers in the United States in both touchscreen and non-touchscreen varieties.

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Acer abandons Thunderbolt in favor of cheaper USB 3.0

Acer abandons Thunderbolt in favor of cheaper USB 3.0

Acer has ditched plans to push Thunderbolt on its Windows PCs, turning instead to USB 3.0 despite being the first PC manufacturer to support Intel's high-speed connection. According to Acer, which first included Thunderbolt on the Aspire S5 ultrabook in early 2012, it's a matter of cost, USB 3.0 offering comparable speed among other advantages, and the continuing shortage of peripherals actually using Thunderbolt technology that have soured it on the port.

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Acer Aspire M5 notebook gets Haswell and WiDi upgrade

Acer Aspire M5 notebook gets Haswell and WiDi upgrade

Acer's Aspire M5 series has been around for over a year now, but the company is still treating the notebook with a plethora of updates. Acer announced today that the M5 is getting an upgrade to Intel's latest Haswell processors, as well as features like Intel's Wireless Display tech and new speakers.

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Acer Iconia W3 Review

Acer Iconia W3 Review

With the Acer Iconia W3 you've got Acer's first 8.1-inch Windows 8 effort on the market - and the first Windows 8 tablet on the market with an 8.1-inch display in any case. Acer's previous efforts with Android tablets have been decent - we've seen the group go all the way back to 2011 with the Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A501 for some of the first Honeycomb efforts on the market - and the Iconia W3 is no move to scoff at. Will this humble-looking handheld be the slate you'll want to rock for the dawn of Windows next-wave touch software?

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Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet hands-on

Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet hands-on

Think small tablets and Apple's iPad mini and Google's Nexus 7 probably come to mind, but Acer is also hoping its Iconia W3 Windows 8 slate will make the grade. Running a full version of Windows 8 - and, soon enough, Windows 8.1 - on an 8.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, the compact tablet is designed to fit into the bags and oversized coat pockets that regular, 10-inch slates won't play neatly with. We caught up with Acer and the Iconia W3 to see if this is the sort of Windows 8 we could see ourselves carrying everywhere.

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Acer Windows Phone 8 devices not coming anytime soon

Acer Windows Phone 8 devices not coming anytime soon

While we haven't seen a Windows Phone from Acer in quite a while, the company is at least interested. However, Acer had concerns about getting in on the Windows Phone 8 shenanigans. Specifically, they aren't yet convinced that Windows Phone 8 has the traction to create a lot of revenue for Acer, which is why they're sticking with Android at this point.

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Acer Aspire R7 Review

Acer Aspire R7 Review

The Acer machine you're about to see is rather unique - it's got what the group calls an "Ezel" hinge, made to expand the units abilities beyond that of the average notebook or desktop. Here we're using Windows 8 in combination with Acer's hardware to add another chapter to the unofficial List of Touchscreen Computer Configurations, this time with a display that moves up, folds back, and becomes nearly flat, lifts up and sits vertical or horizontal, and in one particular setup looks strikingly similar to the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek.

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