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Acer reveals Aspire 5755 multimedia laptop

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

Acer’s latest laptop, the Aspire 5755, is for multimedia lovers who are on the go. It features Intel Core chips (with the i7-2820QM available in the premium configurations), and Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics with Nvidia’s Optimus tech.

Other features include 8GB of DDR3 memory, as much as 1TB of storage, and a 15.6 inch Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD screen with a maximum resolution of 1366×768. There’s also built Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) tech and an HDMI-output option.

Acer TravelMate 8481 coming in late August

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2011

Acer’s TravelMate 8481 features an extra thin bezel and 13 hours of battery life for those of you who are on the road. Acer originally had a mid-June launch in mind, but now we have word that the Core i7-packing notebook is coming in late August.

UK pricing is £699, though we have no idea yet when it will arrive in the states. When we hear something we will let you know as usual.

Acer AC700 WiFi now on sale for $350

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

Acer’s new AC700 for $350 is an affordable entry into the world of Chrome OS even if it is WiFi-only. A 3G version is coming later this summer for a larger price if that is more your speed.

The AC700 has an Atom N570 processor, 16GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. There’s also a 1.3MP webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, and a 6 hour battery life. Best of all, it’s available right now.

Acer announces Aspire One Happy 2 netbook

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2011

Acer has announced the Acer Aspire Happy 2, which runs on a dual-core Atom N570 CPU, a 10.1-inch display, 250GB hard drive, WiFi radio, and 1GB of RAM. As you can see they come in pastel colors, making us wonder why they didn’t arrive at Easter.

The colors are “Banana Cream,” “Blueberry Shake,” “Strawberry Yogurt,” and “Papaya Milk”. They are available now for $269.99.

Acer unveils Aspire Ethos laptops in the US and Canada

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

Acer’s new Aspire Ethos 8951G and 5951G laptops were already available for £999 in the UK and now they can be had in North America. The AS8951G and AS5951G feature 18.4-inch and 15.6-inch HD displays and USB 3.0 ports, along with Core i5 and Core i7 Sandy Bridge silicon and GeForce GT 555M graphics.

They also pack in 5.1 channel surround sound. The AS5951G and AS8951G are $1,400 and $1,600, respectively. Prices start at $1,200 and $1,500 CAD in Canada.

Acer T231H Multi-Touch Monitor Ships In The US

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2011

Available in the European market since August 2010, Acer’s multi-touch monitor ‘T231H’ has finally been shipped in the US. To refresh your memory, the 23-inch monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2ms response time and has both DVI and HDMI connectors.

The monitor also uses Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) technology, which can dynamically adjust the contrast of the screen to enhance the sharpness of the images. The Acer T231H will cost you $329.99. interested?

Acer Revo RL100 Media Center Now Available In The U.S.

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Acer has announced that the Acer Revo RL100 media center is now available in the United States. The device connects directly to your TV via an HDMI port and will integrate with your high-definition 5.1 channel surround sound system.

Other features include a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II K325 processor, 750GB SATA hard drive, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, Dolby Home Theater v3 and the next generation nVidia ION discrete graphics with support for 1080p/720p HD video playback and Web HD Flash acceleration. It comes with a dual-mode wireless touchpad/keyboard and is available for $499.99.

Acer Iconia Tab A501 for AT&T hits the FCC

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

You might remember that in March, AT&T announced plans to offer Acer’s Iconia Tab A501, which is a 3G version of Acer’s A500 Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Well, now the A501 passed through the FCC, with support for AT&T’s GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA II and V bands. FCC test reports also show support for HSUPA and HSDPA protocols, but there is no mention of HSPA+.

AT&T will release the A501 in the second quarter of 2011, so we should see the device very soon even though we have no info on pricing.

Acer Cromia Chromebook 3G Priced at $449.99

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

When Google officially announced prices for Chromebooks, they were mum about one of them. We have some news about the price for the 3G version. The Wi-Fi only version of the Acer Cromia Chromebook was priced $379.99.

The Acer Cromia Chromebook 3G is $449.99, which is almost $50 less than Samsung Series 5 with 3G. Pretty good news if you have been waiting for this one.

Acer Aspire Ethos laptops with detachable touchpads

Posted in Acer by Reuben Drake on June 8th, 2011

Acer has announced two Aspire Ethos laptops for the multimedia enthusiast and they include detachable touchpads that can also act as remotes. The Aspire Ethos series laptops will be available later this month starting at £999, with two different sizes to choose from. There’s the standard 15.6in model and a 18.4in version.

The screens are Cinecrystal LED backlit units that are full HD 1920×1080 resolution on the 18.4in model and 1366×768 on the smaller 15.6in model. They come pre-loaded with Windows 7 64-bit versions of either Home Premium or Ultimate.

Acer announces new Aspire TimelineX Series laptops, starting at $599

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2011

Acer has refreshed their Aspire TimelineX notebooks with a redesign and Sandy Bridge processors too. The 13.1-inch 3830T, 14-inch 4830T, and 15.6-inch 5830T all sport a two-tone aluminum design, USB 3.0, a choice of Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs, and Acer’s clear.fi software for sharing media among DLNA devices.

The 14- and 15.6-inch versions feature onboard optical drives and number pads, and on some models, you can choose a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT520M or GT540M card. The screen resolution is 1366 x 768 on all of these. The 3830T, 4830T, and 5830T are available now, starting at $799, $699, and $599.

Acer Adds Some Color To Its Liquidmini Smartphone

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2011

Acer’s Liquidmini was released back in April and it has now been updated with some summer colors. Acer has launched four new colors and has designed them to ”evoke summer, vacation and the longing for relax and have fun with friends.” Very nice of them.

So what are these new colors? They would be lagoon, cherry, pearl and steel and you can purchase them right now. To refresh your memory, the Acer Liquidmini has a five megapixel camera, a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, and 512MB of RAM and ROM.

Acer postpones Iconia Tab A100 launch

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2011

We’ve been waiting for Acer’s 7-inch Iconia Tab A100, but sadly it will be late arriving to the tablet party. The company now says that the Honeycomb/Tegra 2-powered slate will now arrive in the second half of 2011.

We have no idea why it is being pushed back. Maybe they are having some problems, or maybe it is a strategic delay. Either way, we won’t be able to get one until later. We will let you know more details when we have them.

Acer Iconia Tab A100 up for pre-order on Amazon UK for £400

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2011

When we first heard details about the release of Acer’s Iconia Tab A100 WiFi version, you could say we were intrigued by the promise of an Amazon pre-order with Android 3.0 for just £300. You too right? Well, now there is a second version of the seven-inch tablet on Amazon with a May 14 release date, 3G, and a brand new price.

This new version will cost you £400 ($660). Well, you knew that you would have to pay extra for 3G after all. Those Gs add up and they aren’t cheap.

Acer Aspire Z5763 all-in-one with 3D screen, gesture control

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

The Acer Aspire Z5763 is ready to pump out stereoscopic 3D images to NVIDIA 3D Vision specs, and it also uses its 2 megapixel webcam for a Kinect-like gesture recognition system that Acer calls “AirControl.” So, even though it looks like your typical All-in-one, it is clearly not. Soon you’ll be navigating through movie lists with simple gestures.

It features a 23-inch, 120Hz LCD screen that displays content at 1080p, Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 or 435M graphics, a Blu-ray drive, up to 2TB of storage and 16GB of DDR3 memory. It also has built-in stereo speakers with virtual surround sound to go with your 3D, and an optional TV tuner.