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Acer C720 Chromebook brings Haswell with a C7 reboot

Acer C720 Chromebook brings Haswell with a C7 reboot

If you had a good time working with the original Acer C7 Chromebook last year, Acer is aiming to up the ante for you specifically this year with the Acer C720. This machine is one of a collection of Chromebooks announced earlier this year as Intel brought on 4th generation Intel Core technology (Haswell) to the platform. Here in the Acer C720, the user works with a body that's quite similar to the original C7, but reinforced and beefed up with a collection of features for the real world - like 30cc fluid resistance up top so there's time for you to turn the machine off before a glass of spilt water destroys the whole beast.

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Chrome OS expands with ASUS and Toshiba: Acer, HP also onboard with Haswell

Chrome OS expands with ASUS and Toshiba: Acer, HP also onboard with Haswell

This week the folks at Google have successfully teamed up with ASUS and Toshiba to make the number of top-tier manufacturers working with Chrome OS reach a cool six. New products announced this week with Intel's 4th Generation Haswell processor technology (so far) include a new ASUS Chromebox, an unnamed Toshiba Chromebook, HP Chromebook14, and another new Acer Chromebook. This relative gush of devices is a good sign that Google's prediction of the long-lasting nature of Chrome OS, the web-based OS, will be around for the foreseeable future.

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Acer DA241HL 24-inch AiO hands-on: Android-powered multitasking

Acer DA241HL 24-inch AiO hands-on: Android-powered multitasking

Acer's DA241HL AIO machine was introduced earlier this week as the first Android 4.2 all-in-one system to support multitasking, gaming, Web browsing and video with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. This Acer system was shown off here at IFA 2013, and we got some one-on-one time with the system, giving it a run through to see if holds up to the company's claims.

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Acer Iconia A3 hands-on: budget hunting on a 10.1-inch tablet

Acer Iconia A3 hands-on: budget hunting on a 10.1-inch tablet

In the Acer Iconia A3 sits a combination of specifications that make for a rather solid 10.1-inch tablet for basic entertainment. It's not the biggest and the best, but it's certainly not sitting on the low end - this is Acer's newest venture into the tablet universe, complete with their own software suite sitting on top of Android 4.2. Up front you've got a 10.1-inch IPS LCD with LED backlighting and a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.

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Acer Liquid S2 hands-on: 4K video recording in your pocket

Acer Liquid S2 hands-on: 4K video recording in your pocket

At IFA 2013 this week, we got our hands on the Acer Liquid S2, a powerhouse of a smartphone that brings 4K video recording to your mobile. With the Liquid S2, Acer has built upon the foundation it laid with the Liquid S1 handset from earlier this summer, bringing with it a variety of spec increases both inside and out.

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Acer Iconia A3 10.1-inch tablet packs quad-core Cortex A7 punch

Acer Iconia A3 10.1-inch tablet packs quad-core Cortex A7 punch

Acer has trotted out a new Android-powered tablet during IFA 2013. The tablet is called the Acer Iconia A3 and it is designed to be ideal for movie and music fans to use from the couch in comfort. The tablet features a 10.1-inch screen and is designed for touch-centric entertainment, multimedia, gaming, and web experience.

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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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