Acer has unveiled a new addition to its Iconia tablet series in the oddly familiar shape of the Iconia Tab A200. The budget-friendly A200 shares much of its hardware profile with the company's Iconia Tab A500 launched earlier in the year, although the former lacks a rear-facing camera and will come in 8GB and 16GB varieties only. When it first hits the shelves, the new tablet will run on Android 3.2 but Acer says that as soon as Google's next flavor of Android (codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich) is released in January 2012, the new tablet will be switched to the new operating system - with a free upgrade to Android 4.0 for existing A200 owners.
Acer has announced its next Ferrari-branded product in the form of the liquidmini Ferrari Edition smartphone, which features a 3.2-inch screen and runs Android 2.3. The new arrival will expand Acer's lineup of products featuring the Ferrari logo, including laptops, LCD monitors and last year's Liquid E Ferrari Edition
Acer has announced its first dip into the Ultrabook market at this year's IFA
. A more obvious leaning towards the trend-setting MacBook Air
design than Toshiba's Portégé Z830
notebook, the Aspire S3 will come with a choice of second generation Intel Core processors, either solid state or hybrid hard drive storage and promises an impressive battery life. We got up close and personal with the pre-production models on show in Berlin, but were left less than impressed.
Almost two years after Google first announced plans to build an operating system based on its Chrome web browser, the search giant has announced that the first Chrome OS
-based netbooks – dubbed "Chromebooks" – from Samsung and Acer are set to go on sale from next month. With no traditional HDD for local storage, the web-centric devices store all the user's apps, documents, and settings in the cloud resulting in some trimmed down devices with impressive boot up times and battery life.
A bunch of space-saving, ultra-thin LED monitors has just been announced by Acer
. The trio of stylish LED displays benefit from a huge contrast range, brisk response times and a movie-friendly aspect ratio. The S1 series also has the green check-box covered with low power credentials and a manufacturing process which the company says does not use harmful substances.
A relationship with the Prancing Horse marque that stretches back to 2003 has seen Acer release a range of Ferrari branded products including the Ferrari 4000 Carbon Fiber notebook
and the Ferrari F-20 LCD display
. At Computex 2010 this week the company is showing off the latest devices including the Acer Liquid E Ferrari special edition smartphone.
Sometimes it pays to sit back a while and wait to see what everyone else has to offer before revealing your own hand. But at this late stage, what could any manufacturer possibly bring to the e-Reader table? Well, in addition to offering wireless connectivity, access to a vast library of eBook content, a QWERTY keyboard and a 6 inch e-Ink display, the LumiRead e-Reader from Acer also allows users to scan ISBN codes on actual books to help quickly locate their digital counterparts.
If you were wondering why Acer has been relatively quiet of late, the answer probably lies in the number of new products the company chose to unveil at this year's CeBIT show in Germany recently. Almost hidden amongst the raft of new desktops and notebooks was a monitor that has its own media player and WiFi capabilities, a powerful gaming machine and a pocket-sized projector.
The response to the release of Windows 7
has been generally very positive, bringing Microsoft some much needed respite from the issues that plagued Vista over the last few years. One of the more interesting facets of the new OS is the inclusion of touchscreen support, which seems to have been of particular interest to Acer, which recently released its first touchscreen notebook
and has followed up with a touchscreen All-in-one PC - the Aspire Z5610-U9072.
Acer's latest laptop aims to offer something new to videogame and movie enthusiasts: equipped with a 3D screen and glasses, the AS5738 is specifically designed to deliver 3D multimedia and it's also capable of translating standard 2D media content into the third dimension.