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Acer Liquid S2 records 4K resolution video

Acer Liquid S2 records 4K resolution video

Acer has unveiled its latest Android-powered smartphone at IFA 2013 and the little beast is very impressive. If you're the sort of early adopter that's always out to get the latest features first, you'll want to pay attention to this device. The Liquid S2 can record 4K resolution video with four times the resolution of 1080p.

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Acer DA241HL Android-powered multitasking AIO rocks a 24-inch screen

Acer DA241HL Android-powered multitasking AIO rocks a 24-inch screen

Acer has unveiled interesting all-in-one computer that fans of the Android operating system may find very interesting at IFA 2013 today. The all-in-one machine is called the Acer DA241HL and it is billed as the first 24-inch Android AIO to support multitasking, web browsing, gaming, and video with a couple caveats to Acer's claim.

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Acer Aspire R7 updated with fourth gen Intel processors and Acer Active Pen

Acer Aspire R7 updated with fourth gen Intel processors and Acer Active Pen

Acer is on hand at IFA 2013 and has pulled the wraps off an updated Aspire R7 notebook. This isn't a completely new notebook, we reviewed the first generation back in June. The updated notebook still has the fancy Ezel hinge for the screen. That hinge allows the notebook to be used in several modes of use including full tablet mode.

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IFA 2013: The Pre-Show Guide

IFA 2013: The Pre-Show Guide

September is upon us, and that means IFA 2013 is close at hand, with the Berlin technology show expected to see big announcements from Samsung, LG, Sony, and more. SlashGear is off to Germany this week to see what Europe's biggest consumer tech expo has to offer, and though there have been leaks a-plenty already, we're still expecting a fair few surprises. Read on for our pre-show run down.

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Acer T272HUL joins Ultra-High Resolution Display trio

Acer T272HUL joins Ultra-High Resolution Display trio

The Acer T272HUL Ultra-High Resolution Display is one of three new such IPS LCD monitors hitting the market this year, each of them working with well-above-average high-definition collections of pixels up front. Each of the three works with either a 27 or 29-inch panel and the whole lot sees 178 degree viewing angles both vertically and horizontally. While the T272HUL works with full 10-finger touchscreen capability, the two remaining monitors are aimed at the professional world - the world that doesn't necessarily have a need for touch.

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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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