Acer

  • Liquid Leap: Acer to launch its first wearable device next week May 30, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's leading personal computer maker Acer announced that it will debut its first wearable device at the upcoming Computex trade show before shipping the products later this year. Liquid Leap, a one-inch touch-screen smartband with fitness tracking, phone and SMS notification and music control, will be sold together with the...
  • Acer's biggest mistake was investing too early in touch-panels, ultrabooks: CEO January 13, 2014

    Taipei: Investors looking for specifics as to the future of Acer Inc, the world's No.4 PC vendor, came away disappointed when the new CEO spent more time delivering a history of the company's past mistakes than on where it was headed. Jason Chen, the latest executive to step through the revolving...
  • Acer unveils budget smartphone Liquid Z5; features a 5-inch display, 5MP camera January 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Acer unveiled the Acer Liquid Z5, a budget smartphone that features a 5-inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It is 8.8mm thick and has rounded edges. The phone's front speaker is claimed to have DTS tuned sound for a richer audio experience. It is encased in a glossy...
  • Google Chromebooks go on sale in India from today at Rs 22,999 onwards October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Chromebooks have finally made its way to India - more than two-years after they were launched globally. The Acer C720 Chromebook and HP Chromebook 14 are available at select Reliance Digital and Croma stores in Delhi and Mumbai starting October 17. Chromebooks are laptops powered by Google's Chrome...
  • Google Chromebooks to be available in India from Oct 17 at Rs 22,999 onwards October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Search giant Google said Chromebooks will be available in India from next week, more than two-years after they were launched globally. Chromebooks are laptops powered by Google's Chrome OS operating system. "From October 17, Indians will be able to enjoy the Chromebook experience with the launch of the...
  • Acer announces 6-inch Liquid S2, first smartphone with 4K video recording September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer has announced that it will unveil its new 6-inch Liquid S2 smartphone at IFA 2013, which will start from September 6. The phone has a 6-inch full HD IPS display and is equipped with 4K recording capability. The smartphone has a 13 megapixel rear camera with an...
  • Intel Haswell battery battle: Apple MacBook Air vs Dell XPS 12 vs Sony Vaio Pro 13 vs Acer Aspire S7 August 23, 2013

    New York: Just in time for the back-to-school season in the US, new laptops with extended battery life are hitting store shelves. What these laptops have in common are microprocessors that belong to a new family of Intel chips called Haswell. The chips consume less power than previous generations and promise...
  • Acer launches world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tab Iconia W3 @ Rs 30,499 June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer launched three new Windows 8-powered touch-enabled devices in India, in India, which the firm expects will account for about 12 per cent of its shipments in the next 2-3 quarters. Acer India Pvt Ltd, the Indian arm of Acer, launched the tablet, ultrabook and notebook targeting the...
  • Acer sees tablet, notebook PC shipments to be flat in second quarter June 19, 2013

    Taipei: Acer Inc, the world's No.4 PC vendor, said on Wednesday that it expects notebook and tablet PC shipment to be flat in the second quarter from the first quarter, versus an prediction of 0-5 per cent growth made in April. Acer Chairman JT Wang made the comment to reporters at...
  • Acer to come up with its first wearable device in 2014: Report June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: While earlier reports have already suggested that tech giants including Samsung, Google and Apple are working on wearable devices, a new report claims that Acer also has plans to come up with a wearable device sometime next year. Acer's smartphone chief, ST Liew, in an interview with Pocket-Lint, said...
  • Computex 2013: Taiwan makers showcase new gadgets at the computer show June 4, 2013

    Taiwan: Taiwan's struggling PC makers are unveiling a new generation of ultra-thin laptops at the world's second-biggest computer show this week, even as they tap into the ever-expanding tablet market to help compensate for declining computer sales. It won't be an easy transition for them, but the makers hope the traditional...
  • Liquid S1: Acer's first phablet with a 5.7-inch display announced June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer has launched its first phablet Liquid S1 at Computex 2013. The phablet has a 5.7-inch 1280 x 720 display. The phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor. The smartphone supports 720p videos. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of...
  • Acer launches world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet Iconia W3 at $379 June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer has launched what it claims to be the industry's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. Named the Acer Iconia W3, the tablet features a 8.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, and runs Windows 8. Unveiled at Computex 2013, the Acer Iconia W3 comes pre-installed...
  • World's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet Acer W3 appears on official website May 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Looks like Windows 8 will soon be gracing displays smaller than 10 inches. Earlier this month, Acer's 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8 appeared on Amazon, increasing speculation that devices competing with the iPad mini and Nexus 7 will soon be out in various markets. Of course, that Amazon listing disappeared...
  • Acer Liquid E2 with quad-core processor, Android Jelly Bean announced April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer has unveiled its new smartphone named "Liquid E2". This is the latest addition to the lineup and the third smartphone Acer launched since the beginning of the year. The phone has a 4.5-inch qHD display based on IPS technology. The Liquid E2 is the first Acer quad-core...
  • Acer plans to launch its first ever phablet in June: Report March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer, the Taiwanese mobile device and computer manufacturer, had decided to launch its first ever phablet device this year. Work is already underway and as Focus Taiwan reports, the Acer phablet is to be unveiled during the upcoming Computex Tech fair in Taiwan this June. Till now, many devices...
  • Acer Iconia B1 review: Power-hungry and tacky, but good at multitasking February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Attempting to break into the budget tablet market, Acer launched the Iconia B1 at an attractive price of Rs 7,999. When Acer announced its attractively priced new tablet it was believed that it would give the Google Nexus 7 and the recently announced Asus 7-inch MeMo Pad a...
  • Acer launches 7-inch Iconia B1 tablet in India at Rs 7,999 January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer has finally launched its 7-inch budget tablet named "Iconia B1" in India at a price of Rs 7,999. It features a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. At 7-inch, the tablet weighs 320g. The Acer Iconia B1 tablet runs Google's Android 4.1...
  • CES 2013: Day 1 roundup January 8, 2013

    The Consumer Electronics Show is the world's biggest technology trade show and plays a vital role in deciding the trends of the year. As the first day at the CES 2013 comes to a close, it leaves us with an array of announcements, gadgets and smart technologies to talk about....
  • Intel shows off next-gen ultra thin laptops at CES 2013 January 8, 2013

    Las Vegas: Top chipmaker Intel Corp on Monday announced shipments of a new low-power chip and showed off next-generation ultra thin laptops and convertible tablets in its latest bid to prove that the struggling PC industry still has a bright future. At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas ,...
  • Acer announces 7-inch budget tablet Iconia B1-A71, coming to India by end of January January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Expanding its tablet portfolio, Acer has announced the Iconia B1-A71 tablet at the CES 2013. The tablet features a 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) capacitive display. The Acer Iconia B1-A71 will be available with a starting price less than $150. The company confirmed to IBNLive that the tablet...
  • Acer, Asus reportedly discontinuing netbooks December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Acer and Asus will cease production of netbooks soon, according to a report by Taiwanese industry tracker DigiTimes. Both of the remaining major netbook manufacturers will exit the category they helped create nearly five years ago, thus effectively killing off the entire device category. While Asus had already...
  • Acer expected to launch $99 tablet early next year: Reports December 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Several reports are doing rounds on the internet, claiming that Acer is working on a budget-friendly Android tablet, unofficially dubbed Acer Iconia B1, which is expected to come with a price tag of $99. The company is likely to launch the low-cost tablet early next year. If rumours are...
  • Budget-friendly Acer Iconia B1-A71 to compete with $99 Nexus tablet December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: It appears that Acer too wants a share of the budget-friendly tablet market; a leak on GLBenchmark has revealed some of the specifications of a tablet known as Acer Iconia B1-A71. This tablet will compete directly with the rumoured budget offering from Asus, which is codenamed ME172V and...