At a press event held in New York earlier today, Acer announced a slew of new products that will all be available sometime this year. The company announced a very budget-friendly Chromebook and tablet, another tablet meant for the education market and has plans to bring a higher-end gaming-centric tablet to market as well. Let’s take a look at Acer’s new offerings:Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)
First up is the Intel Celeron-powered 15.6-inch Chromebook. Dubbed the CB3-531, this Chromebook has an N2830 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and expandable memory up to 128GB. It has a 1366 x 768 resolution, boasts up to 11 hours of battery life on a [...]
Update: it looks like Best Buy has a few other cool toys at discounted prices. See the full list here (tablets, TVs, phones, headphones, speakers) or go straight to:Nexus 9 for $325 ($75 off list price) Chromecast for $30 ($5 off list price)
First up, let’s pause for a second and consider for a second that you can now buy a brand new, real laptop (well, real, unless you believe in Microsoft’s defunct Scroogled campaign) for $129. We live in amazing times…
Back to the matter at hand: Best Buy is offering the moonstone white Acer’s 11.6-inch Chromebook (CB3-111-C8UB) for $129 today and tomorrow, which is $70 off its list price and $50 [...]
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Recent price breakthroughs in Intel-based tablets and special offers from Microsoft have produced a slew of great tablet deals at $100-$200 for full-fledged Windows 8.1 tablets in the 7- to 8-inch display range.
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Following shortly after Dell announced the Venue Pro tablet and a day on from Lenovo unveiling the Miix 2, Acer introduced its own Windows 8.1 tablet and said that it will start shipping in the U.S. later this month.
As rumored, the Iconia A4 has an improved 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display with wide 170 degree viewing angles and better sunlight readability. It also has Intel’s Bay Trail-based Atom processor (clocked at 1.8GHz), connections for micro USB and micro HDMI, and is lighter than its predecessor, the Iconia W3.
The inclusion of Windows 8.1 adds some other advantages too, most notably the Windows start button and the pre-loaded Microsoft Office Home and [...]
Dutch tech website Bouweenpc.nl got the chance to go hands-on with the device and detailed how the model has, as rumoured, an improved “wide view angle” (probably IPS) 1280 x 800 resolution display, Windows 8.1 and the new 1.33GHz Atom Z3740 processor.
The tablet will reportedly still come with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Acer only launched the Iconia W3 in June but the tablet was slammed for its poor screen, cheap build and weak cameras. Rumors on a successor first came to light in July.
Well-regarded Windows blogger Paul Thurrott posted what appears to be promotional image on WinSuperSite and detailed that the ‘Sirius’ tablet has a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS display, the quad-core Qualcomm 8974 processor and a battery life of around 10 hours. The slate will however apparently retail for a pricey $499.
Not content with detailing just one product however, Thurrott went onto reveal information on numerous other new Windows 8 tablets – including a successor to Acer’s Iconia W3, Dell’s new Venue tablets, Microsoft’s new Surface slates and Lenovo’s Miix 8.
In comments that were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, Acer chairman J.T. Wang revealed that smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks are likely to make up 10-12% of the company’s revenue by the end of 2013, before rising rapidly to 30% one year later.
Wang went onto subtly reveal that the company is edging away from Windows 8.
“We are trying to grow our non-Windows business as soon as possible,” said Wong during the conference call.
“Android is very popular in smartphones and dominant in tablets…I also see a new market there for Chromebooks.”