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Acer to produce wearable technology next year

If industry analysts are correct, wearable technology will be a massive industry in just a few short years. In fact, by 2015, the industry is forecasted to hit $1.5 billion according to at least one researcher. Apple, Google, Microsoft and…

Acer Iconia W510 Tablet: Making Windows 8's Dichotomy Shine

Microsoft’s answer to the changing computing landscape is Windows 8, an operating system that attempts to balance the demands of traditional productivity-oriented desktops with the mobility of, well, mobile devices.

Hybrids thus appear to be the optimal home for Windows 8 as both aspects of the OS are in use and get to shine as they were designed to. That brings us to the Acer Iconia W510 hybrid tablet, which can be essentially converted into a full-fledged PC with its keyboard dock – no Windows RT here, folks.

Acer Aspire S7 Review: A Classy, Touchable Ultrabook

This touchable, classy ultrabook is targeted right at the road-warrior, power-hungry, super-user. The S7 is an expensive machine. The starting price hovers near $1400, but our Core i7 configured spec clocks in at $1650. For the price customers do see a superlative spec sheet and a beautifully designed body.

I know what you're thinking. The S7 had better be amazing for that kind of money. Don't worry, with a few qualifiers, the Aspire S7 easily ranks among the top Windows 8 machines. Is that enough to justify the cost?

Acer may release $99 Iconia tablet

Following recent rumors of an Asus-made $99 Google Nexus 7, Acer is said to be prepping its own 7-inch, $99 tablet offering. The Wall Street Journal claims this information comes a source with "direct knowledge" of the project, but let's…

Acer's $199 Chromebook Put to the Test, Reviewed

A $200 laptop is a difficult thing to assess. The Acer C7 Chromebook has that shockingly low price tag, but there's also weak build quality and a netbook-grade CPU. The trade-offs the buyer must be willing to make are not trivial. And that’s before we acknowledge the Acer C7 runs Chrome OS rather than Windows.

The most interesting question then, is who exactly is the C7 for? Before we can get to who it’s for (hint: there is more than one correct answer,) we have to get to the bottom of what the C7 is and then more importantly, what it can do.

More hardware could be on the way from Microsoft

If you were under the impression that Microsoft’s experiment with developing in-house hardware (Surface) was a one-off thing, think again. During an interview with BBC News, Steve Ballmer said Microsoft would build more hardware whenever they see an important opportunity…

Acer adds two new all-in-one PCs to Windows 8 lineup

Acer has taken the wraps off a couple of new all-in-one PC models designed to take advantage of Windows 8’s touch centric interface. The Aspire 7600U and 5600U pack a 23-inch and 27-inch touchscreen, respectively, which can handle 10-point multi…

Acer's latest ultrabooks sport touch screens, Windows 8

Acer continues to fortify its upcoming Windows 8 line up. The company's latest additions are the M5-481PT and M5-581T: touch screen-enabled, Ivy Bridge-toting "ultrabooks" equipped with 14-inch and 15.6-inch displays, respectively. Both models will feature reasonable prices tags of $699…