Wednesday, April 8, 2009 10:00AM - By Jared Newman
That’s it, slim and sexy all-in-ones, stroke my tech prediction ego. The latest pair to be strutted about comes from Acer. First, we’ve got the eMachines EZ1600 (pictured), in silver or black, with an 18.5-inch screen with up to 720p resolution, an Intel Atom N270 processor with 945GSE chipset, 2 slots of SO DIMM memory, up to 160 GB in hard drive space, DVD-RW, Wi-Fi and a card reader. The Acer Aspire Z5600 is more impressive, with a 24-inch multitouch screen and 1080p resolution. Other specs include 2 TB HDD, a DVD/Blu-ray writer combo drive, a TV tuner and a webcam. Will they stay inexpensive like most of Acer’s other goods? We’ll have to wait for that elusive pricing and availability announcement to find out. [via Engadget]
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:00AM - By Jared Newman
Leaked info is flowing for Acer‘s Hornet nettop, to the point that we know enough to genuinely get excited. The home theater PC supports 1080p playback over HDMI, running on Intel’s Atom N230 processor. The basic model will pack 1 GB of RAM, a 80 GB hard drive and Vista Home Basic, while both the “Deluxe” and “Media Center” models will include 2 GB of RAM, 120 GB of storage, Vista Home Premium and a “Boxshell” quickboot user interface. Only the deluxe model will include Wi-Fi, a wireless keyboard and the funky controller you see above, for all those motion-sensing PC games you’ve been dying to play. The Hornet will reportedly launch in China next week for less than $299, but exact pricing and overseas release dates are unknown. [via Engadget and DigiTimes]
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 11:00AM - By Emily
Acer dropped a new line of handsets at Mobile World Congress yesterday, the F900, M900, and DX900. The highlight of the bunch is the DX900, which a dual-SIM phone, meaning you can put two different SIM cards in the phone at the same time and switch between carriers at your leisure. The phone can handle 3G and 2G cards, so you can switch between data speeds as well if you’re so inclined. The DX900 has a 2.8-inch screen, a 3-megapixel camera, and a Samsung S3C 6400 mobile processor. No word on when we’ll see this one hit the streets, but we’ll definitely keep you posted on that and pricing information when it becomes available. [via CrunchGear]
Friday, January 30, 2009 10:00AM - By Emily
Acer has launched the new Ferrari 1200 laptop. The 12-ich notebook is the third generation of Ferrari desktops from Acer and has an AMD Turion X2 Ultra processor, LED-backlit display, and can hold up to 4GB of DDR2 memory. The laptop is expected to first become available in the UK and then gradually make its way to the US. No word yet on what pricing should be like, but the Ferrari laptops typically go for between $2k and $3k, so expect it to be pricy. What do you think about the Ferrari laptops? Would you pay an extra $1k to have the Ferrari name on your laptop? [via Electronista]
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 12:30PM - By Jared Newman
They’re sold separately, but Acer‘s new small form factor PC and and 23-inch LCD monitor would make a great team. The latter, dubbed the H233H, has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1920×1080, with inputs for HDMI, DVI and VGA. It also packs two 1.5-watt speakers. All of this would go nicely with the Aspire X1700 desktop’s HDMI output and 640 GB SATA II hard drive. The PC’s other specs include an Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E2200, 4 GB of DDR2 RAM and integrated nVidia GeForce graphics. Retail price for the PC is $479.99, and the monitor — which also features touchable sensor zones instead of menu buttons — sells for $299.99. Both are available now. [via CrunchGear]
Friday, December 26, 2008 1:00PM - By Emily
While Apple has started to lose sales, netbook creator Acer has started to gain in its place. The computer maker grew it’s shipment market share by a whopping 49 percent in the fourth quarter. Even more impressive is that the company grew an astounding 79 percent over last year. Acer shipped close to three million– thats right, 3 million more notebooks in the third quarter of this year than they did in the 2nd quarter. The company is now only two percentage points in sales behind Dell for the market share of all PCs. [iSuppli via BoingBoing]
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 5:09PM - By Alex Ion
One of the best selling ultraportables, Acer Aspire One is going to enter the 10-inch market starting February or March. And that’s not all. According to a report on Digitimes, Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin said that along with the 10-inch Aspire One, they’ll be releasing a 12.1-, 13.3-, and a 15.6-inch LED-backlit laptop series next year. He also pointed out that notebook prices on average will continue to drop and that the most affected will be the $900-$1200 models. Sounds like good news from Taiwan, but we’d be much happier to have the 10-incher before Christmas. [via Digitimes]
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:01PM - By Emily
Acerâ€™s Aspire One laptop is set to hit the streets of Germany in anew â€œBlack Edition.â€ The all black laptop has an 8.9-inch screen 1.6GHz Atom processor, 16GB SSD, web camera, and a memory card reader. German readers can pick one up now for around $500 US. [via Engadget]
Friday, October 31, 2008 12:33PM - By Alex Ion
Two more months left in 2008, and some say they’re the best months for tech companies because consumers are in the buying spirit. They will buy this year, too, even though we’re probably going through the worst financial crisis in recent history. But back to our stuff, I’d like to have your attention because Acer is planning on releasing some new laptop models that will hit the streets in November.
First is the Acer AS8930, shown above, a large notebook that packs an 18.4-Inch LCD with Full HD. The AS8930 runs on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.53GHz), 480GB of storage, an NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT and up to 4GB of RAM. Other goodies include a Blu-ray disc drive, Bluetooth 2.0, an HDMI/eSATA port, and a 1Mpix web camera. Prices start at ~$2130.
More details after the jump!