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Despite saying in February that it could not "take the risk" on Microsoft's mobile OS until its market share and app situation improved, Acer is said to be launching multiple Windows Phones next year.
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Acer's new 8-inch Iconia tablet costs just $150, and runs either Android 4.4 or Windows 8.1 - but the Windows version also includes an enticing freebie: a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.
If you are looking for a cheap Windows 8.1 device, you may be in luck. Microsoft will be offering the Acer Aspire E 15 for just $199 - although the promotion will be available for one day only.
Acer's latest 13-inch Chromebook starts at $279.99 and comes in a range of configurations, offering Full HD display, 32GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, and up to 13 hours of battery life, plus NVIDIA's Tegra K1.
Multiple Mediatek-based smartphones, including the Acer Liquid E2, are automatically restarting themselves upon receiving a plain equals sign ("=") in an SMS message. However the fix is fairly simple.
If a device with two SIM card slots just isn't enough, Acer has just the thing for you. Its new €199 Android 4.4 handset has three SIM slots, and is primarily designed for those who travel the world.
Acer has revealed their latest gear the 'Liquid' series, a smartband and phone. Both devices have respectable specifications and could challenge rivals in the wearable technology market.
Acer announced a number of new Windows 8.1 PCs, including the Switch 10, a tablet-notebook hybrid with a magnetic keyboard dock that can also flip around on a hinge.
Microsoft has announced a new program for U.S. school systems that will allow them to purchase Windows 8.1 devices from various OEMs with prices that start at under $300 each.
Veering off the beaten path, Acer took the traditional AIO formula, threw out the Windows operating system and PC hardware, replacing it instead with high-end smartphone guts powered by Android.
We've seen a flurry of 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets hit the market over the past several months. Next up is the Acer Iconia W4, the follow-up to the company's first Windows 8.1 tablet.
Acer says that it cannot justifying 'taking the risk' of launching Windows Phones while consumer demand for the OS remains so low, and while the app situation on the platform "needs fixing".
Acer is the latest PC maker to create a large all-in-one Windows 8.1 PC that can also be used as a gigantic standalone tablet, with the upcoming 21.5-inch Aspire Z3-600.
Acer founder Stan Shih returns to lead company again without salary after retiring in 2004. He will assume the title of chairman and interim president, while the CEO title has been dumped by Acer.
Acer has announced its CEO J.T. Wang will resign from the company, with its president Jim Wong taking over the job at the beginning of 2014. The company will also lay off seven percent of its workers.
Acer has officially announced the Iconia W4, its second attempt at an 8-inch Windows tablet. This version, running on Windows 8.1, starts shipping later in October for $329.99.
Research firms IDC and Gartner claim that worldwide PC shipments went down 7.6 and 8.6 percent, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013, although the downturn was not as bad as first predicted.
A Dutch site has managed to get some hands on time with the as yet announced 8-inch Acer Iconia W4 which features an Intel Atom Bay Trail quad core processor and IPS display.
Acer has announced it will release a new version of its Windows 8 Aspire R7 laptop/all-in one that will have Windows 8.1 installed and include an Acer Active Pen and new Acer Touch Tools apps.
Acer has announced it plans to sell few Windows PCs in the future in favor of expanding its products based on Google's Android OS along with more of its Chromebooks.
The Acer Iconia W3, the first and so far only 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, has already received an $80 price cut to $299 less than two months after it first went on sale.
It's the weekend, so that means whenever we can, we'll feature a review done by one of our members. Neowin is proud to present a community review of the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook.
A new rumor claims that Acer will soon stop selling its Windows 8 8.1 inch Iconia W3 tablet but a new 8.1 inch version will be released in September that will have an IPS display, among other changes.
Acer, the first Windows hardware company to put in Thunderbolt ports in its PC products, has decided to dump the Intel developed technology in favor of USB 3.0.
Research firm NPD says that sales of the Chrome OS-based Chromebooks now have claimed 20 to 25 percent of the sub-$300 laptop market in the US and five percent of all PC sales.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced that all attendees at the company's BUILD conference in San Francisco will get a free Acer Iconia W3 tablet, the smallest Windows tablet at just eight-inches.
The list of manufacturers offering Windows Phone 8 handsets hasn't grown since launch - and a report claims that there are two reasons for this: Microsoft's OS licensing fees... and Nokia.
An Acer executive reveals that his company is enthusiastic about Windows Phone 8, but that low consumer awareness and sales of WP8 devices have forced them to focus their smartphone efforts elsewhere.
Acer's last Windows Phone was launched with the Mango update in late 2011, but the company is planning a new device, aiming to offer a 'unique experience' across Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.
Pre-orders have now begun for the Acer Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, at Amazon and Staples.com, with shipments scheduled to begin later this week.
Acer will hold an online auction on eBay starting June 14 for people to bid on a limited edition Star Trek Aspire R7 Windows 8 PC for charity. Only 25 of these versions of the PC were made.
Acer announced the Iconia W3 today, and we managed to see it up close and personal at TechEd North America. Check out our impressions!
Microsoft has posted word on new and revamped Windows 8 PCs from Acer, including a new version of the Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook and an all new all-in-one PC, the Aspire Z3 Series.
Acer has finally launched the Iconia W3, which is the first Windows 8 tablet with an 8-inch display. It'll be launching for $379 by the end of June with a free copy of Office 2013 bundled
Thanks to Acer's very own Finland website, basically everything about their upcoming 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W3, has leaked, including the full specifications sheet and its features.
Acer's J.T. Wang has commented on Microsoft's plans for Windows 8.1, saying they've come "down to earth" after "[living] in heaven", while Jim Wong has said they're being more "considerate" to OEMs
Acer claims that Microsoft has launched a program to help PC OEMs make higher end Windows 8 PC hardware products, including the recently revealed Aspire R7 laptop/all-in-one hybrid PC.
Acer President, Jim Wong, has said in an interview that there is "no value" in making a Windows RT tablet and that the company will be waiting for the next release before releasing their own.
Acer president Jim Wong said this week Microsoft can still compete with Apple and Google in the mobile operating system market place, saying that a lack of apps has curtailed Microsoft's efforts.
Amazon.com has posted a pre-order listing for the Acer Iconia W3, the previously revealed 8.1 inch Windows 8 tablet that the PC maker still has yet to officially announce.
Acer has now officially revealed the Aspire R7 Windows 8 PC, a laptop with a special hinge that can turn the product into an all-in-one PC. It will be released May 14th as a Best Buy exclusive.
Acer has announced the Aspire P3, a new 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet. It comes with a cover that also serves as a keyboard and is on sale now starting at $799.99.
A website claims to have the first images and info about the previously unannounced Acer Iconia W3, which it claims is an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet that could connect to an optional keyboard.
Acer has released a new video, tied into its current promotion with Star Trek Into Darkness, that may tease a new Windows 8 notebook-desktop PC that will be fully revealed on May 3rd.
Acer has launched a new TV marketing campaign for its Windows 8 devices, with a tie-in with the upcoming summer sci-fi movie Star Trek Into Darkness.
When you think about it, hybrids are the optimal home for Windows 8 as both aspects of the operating system are in use and get to shine as they were designed to. That brings us to the Iconia W510...
Acer President JT Wong, a vocal critic of Microsoft and Windows 8, said today he believes that Windows 8 PC sales will increase in the second half of 2013.
Acer still has plans to launch a tablet in 2013 that will run on Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, but the PC maker still won't confirm a specific launch date for such a product.