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Acer unveils Android-based Liquid Mini and beTouch handsets

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2011

Acer has introduced two new Android-based handsets. The Liquid Mini and beTouch E210 are aimed at entry-level users and both ship with Android 2.2. The Liquid Mini features a 3.2-inch 480×320 touchscreen with a 600MHz processor and a five-megapixel camera.

The beTouch E210 has a smaller 2.6-inch touchscreen, a portrait QWERTY keyboard and a 416Mhz processor. Both are equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM radios. You can expect them in April and March in the UK. No pricing or plans for a North American release as yet.

Acer Aspire AS8950G Notebook

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

Acer has announced the Aspire AS8950G-9839, which packs in some serious performance with a serious pricetag. The notebook starts at $1599.99 and boasts the new Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with Turbo Boost 2.0, ATI Mobility Radeon 6850 GPU with 2GB of dedicated video memory, 8GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory (upgradeable to 16GB).

Other features include an 18.4-inch edge-to-edge glass LED back-lit display with 1080p HD, and a Dolby optimized Acer CineSurround sound system with five built-in speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. If you have the money, you won’t have long to wait. The AS8950G-9839 will be available next week.

Acer announces Aspire Predator AG3600 gaming rig

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

Acer has announced its latest Predator Series gaming rig, the AG3600. This beast looks great. Some of the specs include a 2nd generation Intel Core i5 2300 CPU, with Intel’s H67 chipset and Turbo Boost 2.0, discrete NVIDIA GeForece GT 420 graphics, 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and a 1.5TB SATA hard drive.

Aside from that it also packs in a multicard reader, three PCI Express x1 slots, 10 USB 2.0 ports, three audio ins, mini HDMI, DVI and a D-SUB port. And you can get it fast since the Predator AG3600 is available now for around $899.

Acer announces Aspire 5750, 5750G, and 7750G laptops

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

Acer has announced several new laptops, including the new Aspire 5750, 5750G and 7750G. The trio all feature Intel’s 2nd gen Core i7 2630QM CPUs. The Aspire 5750 and 7750 have up to 6GB of memory, while the 5750 is upgradeable to 8GB using two 4GB modules. The 7750G has a hard drive capacity of up to 750GB, while the 5750 has up to a 640GB HDD.

The 5750G comes with NVIDIA’s new GeForece GT 540M graphics, while the 7750G comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550 or 6650 graphics standard. All three models also boast LED, backlit displays, with the Aspire 5750 and 5750G measuring 15.6-inches, while the 7750G is a 17.3-incher with a resolution of 1600 x 900.

Acer Aspire One 721 gets AMD Neo K145 processor upgrade

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

The Acer Aspire One 721 notebook has just received a processor upgrade, with the AMD Neo K145 chip. The AMD Neo K145 processor has a 12W total power draw and 1MB of L2 cache, maxing out at 1.8GHz clock speed. That should give you some fast performance.

Aside from the processor upgrade, other specifications of the Acer Aspire 721 are the same, including an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution display, 2GB of DDR3 memory, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 6 cell battery, and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

Acer Iconia Dual-screen Notebook priced, going on sale in Spain on Jan 28

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2010

It’s been confirmed that the Acer Iconia dual-screen notebook will be available in Spain on January 28th. As you might have guessed it won’t be cheap. It will be priced at EUR1,499 (or $1,987).

When it arrives in the states it might be priced differently, but it shouldn’t be too far from that mark. The following specs should be well worth it: You get Two 14-inch multi-touch LCDs, Intel Core i5 processor, Up to 4GB RAM, Up to 750GB hard drive, Optional 3G module, USB 3.0 port, HDMI and VGA output, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi b/g/n.

Acer Revo 100 Media PC

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2010

Acer has announced a new multimedia PC in the UK called the Revo 100. It comes in a compact slim design, and packs an AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core processor, and an NVIDIA ION 2 graphics card.

Some other features include up to 4GB DDR3 RAM, up to 750GB hard drive, built-in Blu-ray combo drive, memory card reader, WiFi, an HDMI port and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit is running the show. The Revo 100 is available for purchase in the UK right now for 599 GBP (about $942).

Acer AZ3750-A34D all-in-one PC

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on November 27th, 2010

The Acer AZ3750-A34D all-in-one PC is pretty damn sexy, with a 21.5-inch LCD, a 3.2GHz Core i3-550 processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB (7200RPM) SATA hard drive, multi-format card reader, DVD burner and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.

There’s also a gigabit Ethernet port, a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), eight USB 2.0 ports and a bundled mouse and keyboard. It will cost you ¥69,800 (or $832). Acer is making AIOs look good.

Acer Iconia Dual-Screen Tablet

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2010

Aside from its Windows 7 tablet and Android tablets, Acer has announced a dual-screen tablet/notebook. The Acer Iconia has two 14-inch touchscreen panels that can be used in either book mode or as a traditional notebook with the secondary screen acting as a keyboard.

The device features an Intel Core i5 processor, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGI output ports. HDD options range from 320 to 750 GB. There’s also a 1280 X 1024 webcam, and resolution of 1266 X 768 on each of the 14-inch displays, with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Acer Android smartphone revealed

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2010

Acer has at least one more mysterious Android-powered smartphone. It’s the sleek looking device above which will also have Acer’s customized UI running on top of stock Android ala HTC Sense. Some of the features that we know about this smartphone include a 4.8-inch display with a 1024 x 480 resolution, LED edge lighting and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera.

There’s also an 8-megapixel camera that can handle 720p HD video recording, and a 6-axis motion sensor. You should expect it to hit the shelves early next year.

Acer introduces 7 inch and 10 inch Android tablets

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2010

Acer, like everyone else, is getting into the tablet game. The flagship 10.1 incher features a dual-core 1GHz processor, an HDMI output and a native 1280×800 screen resolution. There’s also a 5 megapixel rear camera, an “HD” front-facing camera for video calling and full multitouch support. No info on price, but it has an April 2011 ship date.

The 7-inch tablet features the same screen resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU and the same Flash 10.1 support. The “Android Tablet OS” Acer appears to be Froyo, or Android 2.2. This one is also coming in April of next year.

Acer Liquid Metal Android 2.2 Smartphone gets official

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 31st, 2010

Acer has officially announced its Liquid Metal Android 2.2 smartphone, which features a 3.6-inch display, is wrapped in metal, and has curved top and bottom edges. It will run Google’s Froyo and will sport a Qualcomm 800 MHz processor.

The Liquid Metal will also have a WiFi b/g/n radio, support for 14 Mbps HSDPA networks, and a 5-megapixel camera with flash and 720p HD video recording. DLNA is also supported and Acer has included Dolby support. Tethering is also supported out of the box.

Acer tablet PC line launching on November 23rd

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 27th, 2010

Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci told Dow Jones Newswire that it will be launching its first line of tablet PCs in New York City on November 23rd. Pricing is from $299 to $699 each. That’s all the new info we have since that’s all he said, so we can only speculate on the OS and tablet sizes.

Whatever Acer’s plans are for the OS in these, Android Gingerbread is already out of the bag so we can expect to see a whole bunch of Google sanctioned tablets launch before CES 2011 in January.

Acer releases three new eMachines Desktops

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2010

Acer is releasing three new eMachines desktop computers, the EL1352-A22C, the EL1850-A22C/T, and the EL1850-A22C/TF. The Acer EL1352 series features a dual-core AMD Athlon II X2 220 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive.

The EL1850 series sports an Intel Pentium processor, an 18.5-inch anti-glare LCD, and comes with Microsoft Office Personal 2010. The Acer EL1352-A22C will be available on October 20th, while the Acer EL1850-A22C/T and EL1850-A22C/TF will be launched on October 27th.

Acer Aspire One Happy netbook gets Android, pastel colors

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2010

Acer has officially unveiled a new Aspire One netbook, the Happy. This dual-boot computer uses both Windows 7 and Android and has a pastel color palette that includes blue, green, pink and purple. The 10.1-inch, 1024×600 display is complemented by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom with 1GB of RAM.

A dual-core 1.5GHz Atom is optional, as well as 2GB of RAM with that CPU only. A 160GB hard drive is standard, and a 250GB unit is optional. There’s also a six-cell battery and the netbook weighs just under 2.8lbs. You’ll get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet standard, with 3G optional. The AC charger has multiple wall plugs for compatibility with different wall plugs in various countries, so this one is great for travelers.

[electronista]