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Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

This week over in Taiwan at Computex, the folks at Acer have brought on three waves of fury for the upcoming release of Windows 8 later this year: All-in-Ones, Tablets, and touchscreen Ultrabooks. We've got hands-on with each of the big guns we've seen in the past 24 hours, but before you get there, have a peek at the announcement posts for each of these beasts, starting with the massive Acer U Series. Both the Acer Aspire 5600U and the Acer Aspire 7600U will have large-screen Windows 8 at your fingertips with 23 and 27-inch touchscreens on a swivel.

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Acer Aspire S7 touchscreen ultrabook hands-on

Acer Aspire S7 touchscreen ultrabook hands-on

Acer's new touchscreen ultrabooks weren't exactly a surprise at Computex 2012 - after all, Intel and Microsoft have been pushing OEMs to consider touch and Windows 8 best-buddies - but we've still been impressed by the new Aspire S7 models. Coming in 11.6- and 13.3-inch form factors, the slimline ultraportables have everything you'd expect from a regular ultrabook, but throw in 180-degree fold-back screens and multitouch support.

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Acer U Series All-In-Ones make Windows 8 a real possibility

Acer U Series All-In-Ones make Windows 8 a real possibility

This week in Taiwan at Computex we're seeing Acer take Windows 8 to all avenues, with two of these examples living under the "U Series" with all-in-one style. First you've got the Acer Aspire 7600U with a 27-inch display, then you've got the Acer Aspire 5600U with a 23-inch display, the larger of the two supporting with undeniably awesome 64-point simultanious touch for Windows 8 greatness. Find an application that can make use of that many touches at once and we commend you!

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Acer Iconia W700 and W510 Windows 8 tablets bring the OS in style

Acer Iconia W700 and W510 Windows 8 tablets bring the OS in style

This week at Computex, Acer has been bringing the Windows 8 fury right out of the gate with two lovely new tablets, one of them the 10.1-inch W510, the other the 11.6-inch W700. Both of these devices are Iconia branded Acer machines with cradle and/or keyboard packaged along with, acting here at first as desktop replacement units. We'll have to see how well they perform before we make any judgements, especially given how much we still need our notebooks already in this tablet-heavy modern mobile world we live in - will these devices change the way we compute?

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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with touchscreens and Windows 8 revealed

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with touchscreens and Windows 8 revealed

The wave of touchscreen-loving Windows 8 notebooks has begun at Computex with Acer's own Aspire S7 Ultrabook series. Here we've got both a 13.3-inch model and an 11.6-inch model with full 180-degree fold-back screens for your touch-loving pleasure! These models both take the Acer Aspire S3 and bump up the specifications as well as the build, bringing 12.5mm-thick unibody aluminum along for the ride.

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HTC Tizen device in the works for 2012

HTC Tizen device in the works for 2012

There's a new bit of Samsung / Intel software in the house called Tizen made for the mobile market, and this week we're hearing that HTC is one of several hot off the blocks to release a smartphone with the system embedded. This news comes after Samsung showed off a very early version of some hardware running the first Tizen for a developer conference that took place the same week as this spring's CTIA 2012. With both Samsung and HTC on lock for a device with this software onboard, we're looking for what'll very possibly be a large release - relatively speaking, of course.

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Acer announces Aspire M5 Ultrabooks

Acer announces Aspire M5 Ultrabooks

Acer has today announced its new range of Ultrabooks, the Aspire M5 series. Acer will offer both 14 and 15-inch models featuring Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors and discrete NVIDIA graphics. The company has gone back to the drawing board in terms of design, offering a display with a thinner bezel as well as a metallic silver finish for the chassis.

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Acer introduces G6 LED monitors

Acer introduces G6 LED monitors

Acer has today introduced a new line of desktop monitors, the G6 series. All of the monitors feature TN panels, are LED backlit, and have low response times of between 2 and 5ms to eliminate blurring during gaming and fast moving video. Acer is introducing six LED monitors in different screen sizes, starting at 19-inches and maxing out at 27-inches.

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