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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 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 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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Acer wearable due 2014: Smartwatch likely

Acer wearable due 2014: Smartwatch likely

Acer is planning to add a wearable device to its range, but would-be owners shouldn't expect to see anything go on sale until 2014 at the earliest, the company's smartphone chief has confirmed. "We are looking at wearable" ST Liew, president of Acer's smartphone business group, told Pocket-lint, but argued that industry attempts so far have fallen short of ideal, particularly in the balance of usability and battery life.

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