Weeks prior to the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009 here in Barcelona, there were plenty of rumors as to what Acer would reveal at its scheduled Monday press conference. We knew they'd be smartphones but there were varying opinions as to how many and what type. Well, all the speculation can stop now as the company finally took the wraps off the devices on Monday night.
Speaking at Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo, several Acer executives, including CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci, announced that the company would bring more than 10 smartphones to market in 2009 and showed off … Read more
On Monday night, Acer held a press conference during GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009, where the company unveiled eight new smartphones. Full details of the event and the new devices are coming soon, but in the meantime, check out our photo gallery of the event, which was held at Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo.
Despite owning a huge chunk of the growing Netbook market, the popular Acer Aspire One has been saddled with a 9-inch screen, rather than the bigger 10-inch type we prefer. At long last, Acer now has a 10-inch model, the Aspire One AOD150.
Even better, it's keeping the starting price at $349, which is about $50-$100 cheaper than similarly configured systems from other PC makers. Netbooks were originally intended as cheap, no-frills travel machines, and the new Aspire One fits that bill well, but there are also plenty of slightly more expensive options that add polish.
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Its unique ventilation design echoes the exhaust pipes of an F1 car and the anodized-metal interface resembles the gas and brake pedals of a high performance supercar. A tasteful wave pattern embellishes the exterior, while the soft-touch coating and the velvety texture of the interior ensure ergonomic comfort. It has a carbon fiber hood that's lighter, yet stronger than magnesium alloy, which is finished with an iconic yellow prancing pony badge.
No, I'm not describing a special edition of the Ferrari 599 GTB, rather these floury descriptors are paraphrased from a news release announcing the next Acer laptop, … Read more
Despite owning a huge chunk of the growing Netbook market, the Acer Aspire One has been saddled with a 9-inch screen, rather than the bigger 10-inch type we prefer.
Well, wait no more. Acer is now unveiling a 10-inch model, and even better, it is keeping the starting price at $349 (not that it's a bad Netbook, but the Aspire One is one of the most popular Netbooks, largely because it's often $50 to $100 cheaper than similarly configured competing systems). Acer's press release says:
Acer America, part of the world's third-largest PC company, today announced U.S. availability of the 10.1-inch Aspire One AOD150, expanding the company's growing family of popular Netbooks.
The new Aspire One AOD150 comes on the heels of its highly successful 8.9-inch predecessor, which was one of Amazon.com's top three holiday best sellers in the consumer electronics category.
The global market share leader in the Netbook category, Acer is offering the 10.1-inch Aspire One AOD150 to U.S. customers today, with prices beginning at $349.99.
Intel's newest Atom processor has slipped out of the starting gate sooner than expected.
Though the Atom N280 had been expected later this year, it is now shipping to Intel customers. "Asus is already taking preorders for the 1000HE with the N280," Intel spokesperson Bill Calder said Thursday.
Intel doesn't expect the rollout to be as big as the Atom N270, introduced back in June, but the N280 is expected to appear in a few systems, Calder said.
The N280 brings a minuscule clock frequency improvement to the N270, bumping up the speed to only 1.… Read more
Acer isn't yet an official entrant into the smartphone market and already it's having the same problems keeping secrets as established players Apple and Palm.
On Wednesday, a smartphone called the Acer DX900 popped up for preorder on the Web site of Clove Technology, a retailer based in the U.K.
It appears to be the same device as the E-Ten Glofiish DX900--same features, same look, just a different brand name--which makes sense since Acer bought E-Ten last year. It's being offered for the equivalent of $570 (unlocked, we presume).
Believe it or not, not every PC out there is a Netbook. All the usual suspects still have new systems flowing into retail, and we have a pile of them here in our lab waiting for a review. Each of the systems here is available at Best Buy, and we have four categories represented: sub-$500, $500 to $750, $750 to $1,000, and $1,000-plus.
Of the three, … Read more