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Post-PC Acer: A world of Hybrids and Chrome OS

Post-PC Acer: A world of Hybrids and Chrome OS

Is the PC dead? Not according to Acer, which brought a range of form-factors - from tiny tablets through to touchscreen all-in-ones - to New York City this morning, including a magnetically-docking Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 and a potent Core i3 Chromebook. I caught up with Acer notebook chief Jerry Kao, to find out how the hybrid tablet is just the start of a new form-factor range for the company, as well as how Google dropped - and will reclaim - the ball in Chrome OS.

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Acer Aspire E 14 and E 15 hands-on: notebooks in color

Acer Aspire E 14 and E 15 hands-on: notebooks in color

Three new notebooks have been announced this week in Acer’s E lineup this week including the Acer Aspire E 15, Aspire E 14, and Aspire E 11. Right here and now we’re having a peek at the larger two of the bunch in a variety of colors. These notebooks were made with your unique personality in mind, as is obvious, so you’ll need to make certain you’re making the right choice with a wide variety of tones.

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Acer Iconia One 7 hands-on: time to get colorful

Acer Iconia One 7 hands-on: time to get colorful

In an effort to brighten up the world of tablet, Acer has released at the Iconia One 7, a device we’re getting the opportunity to put our hands on this morning. This device is extremely light at just 0.73 lbs., 330 g, and thin at just 0.35-inches or 8.95mm. Perhaps the most important element here for users - the display - isn’t top-notch, but it’s certainly coming with a fine quality for its resolution at 1280 x 800.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on: solid and light

Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on: solid and light

We’ve got our hands on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 this morning and initial impressions are positive, with this device delivering a much finer connection that past Acer notebooks of the similar caliber. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011, the model we’re seeing here,) has great viewing angles - scarcely an angle we can’t see - and the picture is both relatively sharp (at 1366 x 768 pixels) and very bright. Coloration on the display is also fine, with not too much brightness in any one hue.

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Acer Liquid Jade smartphone revealed with Leap wearable

Acer Liquid Jade smartphone revealed with Leap wearable

Acer has shown off its new flagship smartphone, the Liquid Jade, along with a companion wearable, the Liquid Leap. The new smartphone has "no sharp surfaces," Acer says, with a Gorilla Glass fascia that curves into the edges, and will work alongside the Leap wristband that tracks fitness as well as showing notifications like calls and messages on its integrated display.

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Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

This week details are spilling on Acer’s next Chromebook device, the first working with an Intel Core inside. This device will be working with Intel Core i3 processor and is being suggested by Acer to be the "most powerful Chromebook on the market." Strangely it would appear that Acer isn’t about to let a whole lot more in the way of details be pushed other than this.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 detailed with “snap hinge”

Acer Aspire Switch 10 detailed with “snap hinge”

This week the folks at Acer have released information on their newest device, the Acer Aspire Switch 10. This device is a Windows-based device with a 10-inch display, working with a hinge that allows it to be both a tablet and a notebook. This device can have its display detached and re-attached either way, forwards or backwards.

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Acer Iconia B1-730 HD details leaked

Acer Iconia B1-730 HD details leaked

At the CES event this year, Acer showcased some affordable tablets that included the Iconia B1-720. News is that an upgraded version will be announced shortly, and the new one is dubbed the Iconia B1-730 HD. The leaked press images showcase a tablet with a textured back panel, sporting the company logo branding on the bottom of the front panel.

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