Archive for Acer

Acer Netbooks may offer Dual-OS Booting as standard

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2010

The latest rumor regarding Acer says that Acer is planning to make dual OS netbooks a standard choice for all of its netbooks that have a dual-core processor. Google’s Android OS on the Aspire One D255 isn’t available to everyone, but it will become a standard feature in the future. There’s no reason not to offer it since the OS is cheap and can be easily added.

Android has been seen by notebook manufacturers as a way of providing a near-instant boot solution, though there were previously some issues getting the OS to work right since it wasn’t designed to support a mouse and supported ARM chipsets instead of Intel Atom chips.

New Acer Veriton Z410G All-in-one

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2010

Acer is set to release an updated version of its Veriton Z280G all-in-one PC. The Veriton Z410G is powered by the Pentium E5700 processor and features 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, a 320GB hard drive and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500.

The Acer Veriton Z410G also sports a high-definition 21.5-inch LCD display for brilliant images with its 16:9 aspect ratio, a 5ms response time and full HD 1920×1080 resolution. The system also comes with 8 USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA port for transferring data to an external hard drive.

Acer C20 Pico Projector

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2010

Acer has introduced the Acer C20 pico projector that is the size of a smartphone, measuring only 118 x 60.8 x 18.6mm. The new Acer C20 projects images 1,280 x 800 with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and weighs in at just 166g.

The Acer C20 has a LED bulb that has a lifetime of up to 20,000 hours, and can easily be connected to a laptop, mobile phone or camcorder using the built-in USB and HDMI ports.

Acer AOD255 netbook coming this month

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on October 5th, 2010

Acer has been in the netbook business for years now. Sales of netbooks are slumping as tablets and full notebooks are doing better now that the worst of the economic slump is behinds us. Acer has announced the addition of a new netbook to its line.

The new machine is called the Aspire One AOD255. Acer will offer the machine with either an Atom N450 single-core CPU or a N550 dual-core CPU inside. The machines will both support DDR3 and get 1GB of memory standard. Storage for the machine is to a 250GB HDD.

Acer Aspire AZ3100-U3072 All-In-One Desktop PC

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

Acer’s latest All-in-one looks pretty nice. The Aspire AZ3100-U3072 features with a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, a 2.0GHz AMD Athlon II 170u processor, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics card.

Other features include 3GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a webcam, a DVD drive, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, an HDMI port, two built-in speakers and it comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium for the OS.

Acer AT58 LED TV series with Pininfarina design

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

The name Pininfarina will mean something to car enthusiasts. Pininfarina design has now hit LED TVs in the form of the Acer AT58 LED TV. All the right angles have been softened, while straight lines remain to make it easier for your TV to blend in with your living room.

An ultra-slim body along with a transparent frame and a sleek pedestal makes this one nice to look at. You’ll also get energy savings of up to 68%. It comes in 23”, 27”, 32” and 42” screen sizes, and all feature backlit panels.

Acer’s dualscreen laptop with Core i5 CPU?

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

We’ve been waiting to see more dual screen laptops like this here Onkyo and this guy here, but it’s been dry lately. Now we hear some news that Acer is testing a rig that might be powerful enough to do the trick.

Some pictures from Tech Review purportedly show a 2.67GHz Intel Core i5 processor (likely a Core i5-580M) with dual fifteen-inch multitouch screens, making other dual screen lappies look dated by comparison. According to the source however, this device is “still slow and buggy,” so we likely have a long wait.

Acer Liquid Metal Android smartphone

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2010

Acer’s Liquid Metal has been spotted in the wild. It looks like the entire body is made out of shiny metal, maybe aluminum. It will ship with Android 2.2 Froyo and Acer Shell 4.0. A Qualcomm MSM7230-1 800MHz chipset runs everything, along with an Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB RAM and the same in ROM.

The touchscreen display is small compared to other high end handsets. It sports a 3.61″ WVGA TFT LCD 800 x 480 resolution display. There’s also Bluetooth 3.0 and a camera with an unknown megapixel count that has flash.

Dell takes second place back from Acer in PC shipments for Q2

Posted in Acer,Dell,HP by Shane McGlaun on September 7th, 2010

A few companies track PC shipments around the globe including iSuppli. In July, iSuppli offered up the numbers for Q1 2010 and Acer overtook Dell for the second place in the global PC shipment list.

The numbers for Q2 are out and Dell has recaptured that second spot. Dell shipped 10.5 million PCs for 12.8% of the market. Acer shipped 10.1 million PCs for 12.4% of the market. Acer had negative 6.2% growth for the quarter while Dell had negative 1.2% growth thanks to its desktop and server shipments.

Acer S222HQL Super-Slim LED-backlit Monitor

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

Acer is ready to launch a new monitor at IFA Berlin 2010. The company has announced plans to present its S222HQL Super-Slim LCD monitor. The S222HQL sports a sexy and slim design and features a LED-back lite for power-saving, which is good for the Earth and your wallet.

The upcoming Acer S222HQL Super-Slim LED-backlit Monitor is also equipped with a 21.5-inch display that delivers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, a 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a response time of 2ms, and 250 cd/m2 of brightness.

Acer T231H Multi-Touch Monitor hits Europe

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on August 5th, 2010

Europeans looking for a little multi-touch action should look Acer’s way. Acer has announced the availability of their new T231H multi-touch monitor in Europe. This was first seen back at Computex 2010, which seems like a lifetime ago.

The 23-inch monitor offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2ms response time and sports 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.

Acer Stream launch confirmed for August 9th

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2010

The Acer Stream product page had already been spotted over at Expansys, with the new Android smartphone showing up there with an early August release date, but now it’s all officially official. The Stream will arrive on August 9th 2010, for £399 including VAT ($615), although the product page is showing August 7th as the due date.

For that price you will be getting yourself a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, HSDPA, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi b/g/n, all a form that is just 11.2mm thick. The OS is Android 2.1 with some Acer tweaks, and there’s also an HDMI output.

Acer intros S201HL, S211HL and S231HL LCD monitors

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2010

Acer is offering up three new monitors in the US. The new S1 series is between 13mm and 15mm thick, and they will be available in 20-, 21.5- and 23-inch sizes. All offer white LED backlighting, an Energy Star 5.0 sticker, 12,000,000:1 (dynamic) contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 250 nits of brightness and 16.7m colors.

The larger two offer a native 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and connections including VGA, DVI and HDMI (23-inch only). They will be hitting US shelves for $169.99 for the S201HL, $219.99 for the S211HL and $269.99 for the S231HL.

Acer announces Slim S1 monitors

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2010

Acer has announced its new S1 Series LCD displays, which are extremely thin and eco-friendly. Available display sizes range from 18.5-inch to 23-inches and just 13mm-15mm thin. That’s so thin, you’ll want to feed it. You can expect low environmental impact, thanks to the use of eco-friendly materials and low power consumption.

These displays offer VGA and DVI ports with HDCP encryption, an HDMI port (on the 21 and 23-inch models), a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, and full HD resolution.

Acer Android 2.2 Tablets coming in Q4 2010

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

Acer is still in the Android game. They have some android handsets, a 7-inch tablet that might be released later this year and possibly two netbooks coming soon. Now it looks like there’s also a 10-inch Android 2.2 tablet coming in the fourth quarter of this year along with the 7-inch model.

DigiTimes claims to have spoken with “sources from notebook players” who say that the tablets will be powered by ARM chipsets and will have a stronger focus on multimedia and entertainment. Acer is also apparently working with some carriers to support the tablets.