Posts tagged with: Acer
  • by | October 25, 2012 4:02 AM

    Apple unveiled the iPad mini, it's own take on the seven-inch form factor (which more of an eight-inch than a seven-inch slate), and we've tried to analyze and react to the announcement in every possible way, covering all angles, including the price. The general consensus seems to be that the iPad mini is overpriced (at $329) even if Apple's own Phil Schiller disagrees. However, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz still believes that Apple's small tablet will capture sales from lower-priced rivals, like Google's ASUS-made Nexus 7 or Amazon's own Kindle Fire HD. While being impressed by the ...

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  • by | October 18, 2012 7:30 PM

    Acer may be better known for its tablets, but the manufacturer continues to dabble in the smartphone sphere; earlier this year, we talked about the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo Androids. According to one exec, the company has another smartphone in the works, with plans to release the handset before the year's out. VP Peter Shieh recently mentioned this phone to reporters, including the important detail that it will run one of Intel's new chips. With the launch of the Motorola RAZR i, such SoCs are finally starting to go mainstream, and Acer's phone, presumably an Android as well, ...

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  • by | October 18, 2012 8:19 AM

    We've heard about the Acer Iconia Tab A110, a seven-inch Nexus 7 competitor, featuring a seven-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution, Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The resolution is still lower than the one on the ASUS-made Nexus 7 but at the time of the initial report the price was rumored to be below $200. Sadly, that is not the case. The small tablet will be available in the US and Canada starting October 30 for prices "beginning at $229.99" (US and Canada). With a smaller resolution than the Nexus 7, the Iconia Tab A110 ...

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  • by | September 29, 2012 2:43 AM

    Acer introduced its Iconia Tab A700 to the US in June and it was shipping with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box. Our experience with the tablet wasn't a smooth one but you can read all the details about that in our review. It looks like the manufacturer has started the global roll-out of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as users from Europe as well as the US have reported its presence. While our review unit was somewhat sluggish, the Jelly Bean refresh should bring some smoothness to the experience thanks, on one hand, to Project Butter and, on the other hand, to some tweaks ...

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  • by | September 19, 2012 3:58 AM

    One of the pleasant surprises at this year's IFA was the cornucopia of Windows 8-powered tablets and each and every one of the x86 flavors was running on an Intel architecture, regardless of the OEM that built the slate. Now it seems that Intel is preparing a rather large Windows 8 event for September 27 in San Francisco, as invites start to pop up. With so many Windows 8 tablets in Berlin it was safe to assume that every manufacturer who wanted to announce and showcase their products did just that. However, Intel promises that there will be speakers from manufacturers like Acer, Asus, ...

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  • by | September 19, 2012 2:53 AM

    There is no real shortage of seven-inch Android tablets on the market but so far the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 seems to be the preferred one, for obvious reasons. Acer wants to change that with the addition of the seven-inch Iconia Tab A110, recently announced by the manufacturer. There are no pricing details at the moment but rumor has it it will be a sub-$200-offering. The Iconia Tab A110 packs a seven-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution (somewhat smaller than the one on the Nexus 7 which stands at 1280x800) and is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core SoC. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly ...

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  • by | September 1, 2012 9:50 AM

    The second Windows 8-powered tablet from Acer is the Iconia W700 -- we've just seen the W510 -- which is aimed more towards the business consumers than the Clover Trail W510. It is powered by Microsoft Windows 8 running on either Intel IvyBrudge Core i3 or i5 processors. Screen is 11.6-inches in diagonal with a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 and up to ten separate touch point detection. Storage options include 32- and 64GB flavors, up to eight-hour battery time, a five-megapixel main camera accompanied by a 1.3-megapixel front-facer. Aside from the usual suspects there's also a USB 3.0 ...

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  • by | September 1, 2012 9:09 AM

    This year's IFA offers lots of Windows 8 hardware from a wide array of OEMs, and Acer is no exception to that. The company had two tablets on the floor, one of them being the Iconia W510/W511. It is running Microsoft's next generation Windows 8 platform on an Intel Clover Trail architecture. It has a 10.1-inch HD display of 1366x768 resolution with 350-nit brightness, a battery which can guarantee an up to eight-hour life, eight-megapixel main camera at the back, two-megapixel front webcam, all the usual suspects as well as an optional 3G radio. Check out the video below to see our first ...

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  • by | August 22, 2012 3:36 AM

    Companies are usually sending out press releases a week or so before a show and then they hold press conferences or device launches a couple of days before the show, where they show off new hardware. Acer seems to follow this unwritten rule to the letter and has announced the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo. We're basically talking about twins here, with the only differentiator being the fact that the Duo packs a dual-SIM slot. Both phones are running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, pack a 4.3-inch display with a qHD resolution, 1GHz MediaTek single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and ...

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  • by | August 17, 2012 1:51 AM

    Microsoft and its Surface tablets have raised a couple of eyebrows, some of which belong to hardware manufacturer. Not so long ago Acer's CEO JT Wang urged Microsoft to think twice because "it will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at..." Another Acer executive, Campbell Kan, president of personal computer global operations, wondered whether the company should "still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?" Acer has been removed from the list of Microsoft Windows RT device makers ...

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  • by | August 9, 2012 10:37 AM

    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hasn't been out that long. It was announced at Google I/O 2012 along with its launch device: the Nexus 7 tablet. Shortly thereafter Google's own Galaxy Nexus started getting the Jelly Bean update, too. After less than a month, Jelly Bean is already running on 0.8% of Android devices, and Ice Cream Sandwich around 16%. Both numbers are impressive for different reasons. ICS is doing well, with strong growth and a decent percentage to its name. But Jelly Bean, with almost a full percent in less than one month, that's really great news! What Current Devices Are Getting ...

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  • by | August 2, 2012 10:27 AM

    Acer unveiled its Iconia Tab A700 tablet back at the CES in January, where it instantly caught our attention due to the inclusion of a 10.1 inch, higher-than-1080p 1920 x 1200 resolution display. Employing a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with GeForce GPU to help fill those pixels, the A700 sounded pretty darn impressive on paper. Now that the hardware's finally become available, we're able to take on hands-on look at just how Acer's effort comes together. Will it impress, or does it fail to live up to the hype? Specs · Hardware · User Interface/Software · Benchmarks · Battery Life · ...

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  • by | July 19, 2012 1:06 PM

    Back in April, we heard a rumor that Acer was thining about following-up its Allegro Windows Phone 7 handset with a WP8 model featuring a QWERTY keyboard, supposedly going by the codename W11. While we haven't heard anything new about those hardware details, Acer has now indeed confirmed plans to introduce a WP8 model. When we were first talking about the W11, we heard that it would likely arrive with the first wave of Windows Phone 8 devices, sometime this fall. As it turns out, though, Acer will be taking its good, sweet time in bringing its first WP8 model to market, not delivering the ...

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  • by | June 14, 2012 8:37 AM

    We've heard of the Acer Iconia Tab A700 back at CES and then later on when Europe was preparing to welcome it to the market. Now Acer USA introduced the 10.1-inch slate with Full HD resolution screen. Aside from the 1920x1080 resolution screen, the tablet also features Dolby Mobile 3 with 5.1-channel home theater surround sound capabilities. It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core SoC and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It also packs an HDMI port for display mirroring, 1GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a five-megapixel main camera. Those who want to pre-order the tablet ...

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  • by | June 7, 2012 12:00 PM

    For the past couple months, NVIDIA's been talking about how its Tegra 3 SoC, the first chip to bring quad-core processing to Android, could be the heart around which a new family of budget-priced yet powerful tablets are constructed. The target price point that NVIDIA keeps returning to is the $200 mark, and we can understand why; it's hard enough to find an off-contract smartphone for that kind of money that includes anything resembling modern hardware, let alone a quad-core chip. Nevertheless, it looks like NVIDIA's seemingly-lofty goals are being realized, as Acer has revealed a ...

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