Editorial It appears as though we're just now arriving to that sweet spot where fewer compromises can be made to build fast and svelte machines that are budget-friendly, all at the same time. However, it's easy to miss what a true next-generation ultraportable notebook should be.
Manufacturers are short-sighted if they only focus on building fast machines that weigh 3 pounds or less, without putting design and user experience at the core of their future developments. Here are some key aspects where I believe PC makers should focus and where some are already failing on their first try to deliver a killer ultrabook.
Taiwanese PC maker Acer has reported its first-ever quarterly loss and chairman J.T. Wang says it will be impossible for the company to break even this year. Several factors led to poor performance this year...
Today we’ll be looking at another tablet built around Android, this time coming from a traditional PC maker. With tablets eating up on netbook sales at an accelerated pace, we can clearly see where Acer is headed with the Acer Iconia Tab A500.
We intend to figure out what’s Acer proposition with the Iconia Tab, not only from a value perspective -- a driving force of netbook sales -- but in terms of features, design and overall experience using Android Honeycomb 3.1.