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Acer outs AT2056 and AT2356 LCD displays

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

Acer is releasing its 20-inch AT2056 and 23-inch AT2356 LCD monitors that feature “Full HD” or “HD Ready” resolutions and firmware that automatically adjusts picture settings according to the content you are displaying. You can also choose between “close” and “far” viewing distance modes, depending on how close you like to sit to your monitor.

Both displays have contrast ratios of 20,000:1, 16:9 aspect ratios, a 5ms response rate, DVB-T HD receiver and a pair of HDMI ports. The 23-inch model and 20-inch model will retail for £250 and £200.

Acer dual-booting Android and Windows Netbook on the way

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2010

Don’t get too excited. It’s not official yet, but it is coming and it will be a follow-up to the Aspire One D250, and will dualboot both Android and Windows. How do we know? Acer’s mobile product manager Martino Mombrini let it slip yesterday to Electricpig.

He said that the chassis of the D260 dualbook will be redesigned so it won’t look like the D250. He also took the opportunity to talk about how they want to launch a Chrome OS netbook, with a Q3 release date “likely.” What do you think? Interested?

Acer launches Aspire Ethos 8943G & 5943G HD notebooks

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

Acer has outed a couple of new swanky notebooks in the Acer Aspire Ethos series. These sport some slick new design along with multimedia performance. The Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G and Aspire Ethos 5943G come with your choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, 18-inch 1920 x 1080 and 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 displays, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD5000 graphics.

You’ll also get Dolby Home Theater surround support, with 5.1 output, and the Ethos 5943G as a full five speakers on its own. Storage is up to 1.28TB (two 640GB HDDs) and you can choose between DVD or a Blu-ray drive.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T thin and light laptop

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2010

If you’ve ever dreamed of ripping out the guts of an Acer Aspire Timeline 1810 laptop and replacing the CULV processor with a newer, faster, Core i5 chip, then what you get is the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T. Some images and details of the notebook have just started leaking and judging by the specifications, it will have been well worth the wait.

No info on pricing just yet, but Acer will be officially announcing this laptop in late March. Some specifications include an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, Intel Core i5-520UM processor with a clock speed ranging from 1.06GHz to 1.86GHz, Wi-Fi, HDMI, S/PDIF, Optional Bluetooth, Optional 3G modem, and a decent 8-hour battery life.

Acer developing frameless notebook with touchscreen keyboard

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

Looks like Acer has some new tricks up their sleeve. Soon they will introduce some ultra-thin frameless notebooks that feature touchscreen keyboards using the back of the panel’s glass substrate. These notebooks are scheduled to make their debut in the second half of the year.

The notebooks would display frames by printing colors onto the back of the notebook’s reinforced glass substrate by Corning. This would reduce the notebook’s size to something even thinner than was possible before and would also reduce material costs.

Acer beTouch E110 passes the FCC

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2010

The FCC has approved the Acer beTouch E110. The Android-powered smartphone will be compatible with AT&T’s 3G network (850/1900 MHz), but that’s no guarantee that it will be launched by AT&T. It could arrive on Rogers Wireless too.

The Acer beTouch E110 is equipped with a 2.8″ QVGA touchscreen display, GPS capability, a 3.5mm headphone jack, social networking, Acer web widgets support, a 3.2-megapixel camera, 256MB ROM, 256MB RAM and a 416MHz ST Ericsson PNX6715 processor.

Acer neoTouch P300 & P400, beTouch E110 & E400 Smartphones

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

Acer has a number of new Windows Mobile and Android devices to choose from. Among them are the Acer neoTouch P300 and neoTouch P400 which run Windows Mobile 6.5.3, the former featuring a 3.2-inch WQVGA touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

The Acer beTouch E110 and E400 run Android (1.5 Cupcake and 2.1 Eclair). The E110 has a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen and the E400 has a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen. All feature 3G and Bluetooth, while the E110 lacks WiFi b/g. And all have a 3.2-megapixel camera together with GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Acer reveals S5200 3D projector

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2010

The rush to push out 3D devices continues and Acer is doing their part with the announcement of the Acer S5200 3D video projector with a 120Hz refresh rate. Just connect it to a computer with a compatible graphics card, wear a pair of shutter glasses and you’re ready to enjoy 3D.

The Acer S5200 will throw throw an 81″ image from as near as a meter away and is compatible with LAN control systems like Crestron. Some other specs include an HDMI port, 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 2,500:1 contrast ratio, native XGA resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Acer GD235HZ 23-inch LCD is ready for some 3D action

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2010

3D is all the rage right now, so we’ll be seeing tons of 3D technology this year. This one is from Acer. The GD235HZ is a 23.6-inch, 1080p LCD display, with 3D capabilities that require NVIDIA’s 3D Vision active shutter glasses, which are sold separately.

The LCD itself will cost ya $399 and an additional $199 for the NVIDIA kit. You’ll also need a compatible graphics card. Yeah, if you are going 3d, it isn’t cheap, but you already knew that. And there isn’t much 3D content right now either.

Acer Aspire 3811TZ and 3811TZG are the greenest Acer laptops yet

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

Acer’s new Aspire 3811TZ and Aspire 3811TZG are two of the greenest laptops you can get. Not in actual color, but in eco-friendliness. They fall into the company’s Timeline series and both 13.3-inch laptops have the honor of being singled out by Greenpeace as being completely free of nasty materials.

No PVC (otherwise known as polyvinyl chloride) or BFR (brominated flame retardants) here. These are powered by Intel ULV Core 2 Duo CPUs, so they are more power-efficient than most and last longer per charge. Nothing on availability and price, but it’s likely that one will be over a grand and one under.

Acer recalls 22,000 laptops

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

You might remember that back in October Acer had to recall some Aspire laptops. Well, now the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued recalls on Acer’s AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ, and AS3810TZG laptops.

Those are all 13.3″ models. They are being recalled due to bad internal wiring of the microphone. Apparently three incidents of short circuiting have been reported so far, which causes the laptop’s plastic cases to melt. Hopefully not while on your lap.

Acer Aspire AS5740 and AS7740 break cover

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on January 8th, 2010

Acer has unveiled a couple new laptops at CES that are designed to run the new Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors. Both of the notebooks use the Acer gemstone style with deep colors and rounded edges. The machines also both run Windows 7 Home Premium.

The Aspire AS5740G-6979 has an Intel Core i5-430M CPU and a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 screen. The machine has 4GB of RAM, ATI HD 5650 RAM, a 500GB HDD and a DVD burner. Other features include a track pad that supports gestures, 802.11N WiFi, Webcam, and a 4400 mAh battery. The machine will sell for $749.99.

Acer goes to the Olympics with special notebooks

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on December 17th, 2009

acerolympics-sgThis winter Olympics are set to kick off this winter. I can’t imagine what sort of undertaking hosting the Olympic games is. I am sure that it take hoards of computers though. Acer is a worldwide Olympic partner and the company has unveiled some special edition hardware to celebrate.

Acer has special edition Aspire 1810T, Aspire 4810T, and Aspire 1210 notebooks. The machines sport the Acer Olympic logo on the cover and the wrist rest area. Acer also has a special edition G245H LCD that has the Olympic logo on it too.

Acer Aspire One 532 Pine Trail Netbook

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2009

Acer Aspire One 532 Pine Trail NetbookDetails have come to light regarding a new netbook from Acer, the Acer Aspire One 532. It will be the companies first netbook to feature Intel’s new Pine Trail platform and will feature a 10.1 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, an Intel Atom N540 processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphics.

Other specs include 1GB of RAM, either a 160GB or 250GB hard drive, 10/100 LAN, a 3 cell battery, 0.3 megapixel web cam, 3 USB 2.0 ports, WiFi, VGA out and audio jacks.

Acer Ferrari One netbook now available

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2009

Acer Ferrari One netbook now availableThe latest gadget to get the Ferrari treatment is this new Acer notebook. As you might expect it’s very red. And while it won’t zip around the room doing donuts and parking itself on your lap, it will presumably go from zero to windows in a-few-point-five seconds.

This laptop sports a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU, an AMD M780G chipset, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics, WiFi, Bluetooth, optional WWAN and a 6-cell battery. It’ll cost you about $600 and it’s available now if you need a laptop that matches your sportscar.