Acer articles

PC industry grows about 2%, beats Gartner, IDC expectations

Following a 6% decline during the holidays, the PC industry snapped back to growth in the first quarter of 2012 according to Gartner and IDC. The former outfit pegged worldwide shipments at 89 million units for a 1.9% increase year-over-year, while the latter reported a 2.3% bump...

Acer sues former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for joining Lenovo

Acer has sued former CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci for allegedly breaching a contract signed during his departure last year. Filed in Lanci's native Italy, the suit highlights a non-compete clause that barred Lanci from joining rival firms for 12 months...

Building the perfect ultrabook and where PC makers are wrong

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.

Sony, Acer and NEC announce new tablets

The unrelenting surge of tablet news continues today with fresh announcements from Sony, Acer and NEC. First up, Sony has finally announced the launch of its new consumer slate, the 9.4-inch Honeycomb-based Tablet S. To accompany its dreary name, the device…