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Acer aims to be the first with a Chrome OS Netbook

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2009

Acer aims to be the first with a Chrome OS NetbookThe dual-booting Aspire One was the first Android netbook available. It hasn’t exactly sold like they had hoped, but Acer wants to be first again and see if lightning will strike with Google’s Chrome OS next year.

Acer has actually been developing a Chrome-based netbook since mid-2009, and Chairman, JT Wang tells DigiTimes that he wants it to be the first netbook out there when Chrome OS is released in the second half of 2010. We have a while to wait, but it’s nice to see Acer still not afraid to stray from Microsoft OS’.

Acer H243HXB 24-Inch LCD monitor with built-in webcam

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2009

Acer H243HXB 24-Inch LCD monitor with built-in webcamMost LCD monitors don’t feature a built-in webcam. Acer’s latest, giving their monitor family a boost, the H243HXB does just that, with a CrystalEye webcam.

The new 24-inch widescreen monitor also boasts a TN panel with 1920 x 1080 native resolution, 2ms response, 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, two 1W speakers and some connectivity ports, which include USB, D-Sub, DVI and HDMI.

Acer Aspire 8940 boasts an 18.4 inch screen, Core i7 processor

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2009

Acer Aspire 8940 boasts an 18.4 inch screen, Core i7 processorPacking a large LED-backlit 18.4-inch display, a Core i7 720QM processor, and Windows 7, the Aspire 8940 is ready to replace your desktop for $1350.

For that price you will also get 4GB of 1066-DDR3 memory, 500GB storage, 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M graphics, and a Blu-ray drive. On a laptop of this size you would expect an integrated TV tuner, but sadly there is none. As consolation you do get Acer’s touch-capacitive media control interface and surround sound via it’s 5 built-in speakers.

Acer T230H 23 inch Multi-Touch LCD Monitor

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2009

Acer T230H 23 inch Multi-Touch LCD MonitorThe T230H is Acer’s latest addition to its monitor lineup. The T230H features multi-touch capabilities and is a 23-inch widescreen monitor that offers Full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels, an 80,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 2ms response time and a 160/160 degree viewing angle.

This monitor also packs in two 1.5W speakers, along with D-Sub, DVI and HDMI connectors. The Acer T230H should arrive in Europe soon for 349 Euro (or $516).

Acer Aspire 1420p tablet looks sexy

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 23rd, 2009

Aspire 1420p tablet looks sexyLook at this guy twisting and posing for the camera. Acer’s Aspire 1420p tablet was caught showing off at a Chinese press event. And yes this sexy beast is coming to the states, according to a rough product page found on Acer’s US site.

It looks like it packs an 11.6-inch LED-backlit multitouch screen with WXGA resolution, an Intel Celeron processor with integrated graphics, up to 8GB RAM and 320GB HDD, 802.11b/g/Draft-N, Bluetooth, a multi-card reader, webcam, and optional 3G.

Acer goes official with Aspire 5738-6165 3D notebook

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on October 21st, 2009

acer3dnotebook-sgWe spied the Acer Aspire 5738DG online a few days back and today the notebook has gone official. The special thing about the new machine is that it is the first notebook from Acer to support 3D content. The machine turns normal 2D content into 3D.

The special notebook has a TriDef 3D screen measuring 15.6-inch wide. The resolution is 1366 x 768 and the panel has 220nit brightness. Graphics for the machine are via ATI HD 4570 with 512MB of VRAM. Acer uses Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for the OS.

Acer AspireRevoR3610-U9012 comes to America

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on October 19th, 2009

aceraspirerevo-sbAcer has announced that its AspireRevo is now available in America. The AspireRevo is a great little nettop that is designed to mount behind a TV or LCD screen making a slick little HTPC machine. The little nettop sells for $329.99.

For the money, you get some nice specs including graphics via NVIDIA Ion. That means that the nettop can support full 1080p HD video and play casual 3D games. The machine uses the Intel Atom 330 dual-core processor.

Acer unveils the Aspire Z5610 AIO computer

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on October 15th, 2009

acerz5610-sbEvery time I look around there is a new netbook computer being unveiled or a low cost notebook, which is what the masses want thanks to the poor economy. There is a building demand for other types of computers as well like the all-in-one desktop and Acer has unveiled its latest AIO called the Z5610.

The machine will run Windows 7 Home Premium and uses the Touch Pack for Windows 7 for its 23-inch multi-touch LCD. The fact that the machine runs Windows 7 means it should ship sometime after October 22.

Acer announces Liquid Android phone

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2009

Acer announces Liquid Android phoneAcer looks like they mean business in the cell phone market, having officially announced the Acer Liquid, Acer’s first Android-powered smartphone. This is truly something to drool over, as it will be powered by Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It will be the first Android-device to use the processor. Liquid=drool.

This one features a high-definition WVGA capacitive touchscreen, and will be powered by Android 1.6. We don’t have an official release date or pricing info yet, but that info should drop soon. We’ll let you know.

Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ 11.6″ Notebook

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2009

Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ 11.6" NotebookAcer has announced the Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ notebook which sports an 11.6″ screen with an HD resolution and is LED backlit. This one has a full sized keyboard and delivers up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge.

This notebook is just one of several announced by Acer, but this model is the thinnest and lightest, weighing just 3.08 pounds. This notebook will launch on October 22 with Windows 7 installed for $599.

Acer Aspire 5738DG 3D notebook launched

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2009

Acer Aspire 5738DG 3D notebook launchedOh goodness, the silly 3D craze continues. Now Acer has an official 3D notebook. Acer didn’t go the hardware route, instead this relies on a software solution called Acer 3D CineReal, a special 3D coating on the screen, and polarizing glasses. Oh boy.

It comes with the TriDef suite of software containing the TriDef Media Player which will play your movies back in 3D, while TriDef Ignition converts games from 2D to 3D and applications supporting DirectX 9 and above.

Android-powered Acer Aspire One available for pre-order

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on October 13th, 2009

acerandroid-1I am not a big fan of alternative OS’; I prefer to use what I know and what my software works with in the form of one flavor or another of Windows. I do admit that Android has my interest piqued and I would like to play with the OS a bit. If you feel the same way, the Acer Aspire One with Android and Windows XP is available for pre-order now.

Amazon.com is offering the netbook for pre-order at $349.99 with free shipping. That is a great price considering the machines has both Android and Windows. Other specs include a 10.1-inch screen, Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB HDD.

Acer recalls some Aspire laptops

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2009

Acer recalls some Aspire laptopsHave you recently purchased an Acer Aspire laptop? If so, you may be interested to know that Acer has issued a product recall for certain models. Some of the laptops have a microphone cable on the left hand side, under the palm rest, which may overheat when extreme pressure is applied.

The models in question include the Aspire models AS3410, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG which were manufactured before September 15th 2009. Hit up the link for more details to see what you should do if you have one.

Acer’s HX2000 and FHX3200 LCD monitors

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2009

Acer's HX2000 and FHX3200 LCD monitorsAcer announced two new monitors for Japan. The HX2000 is a 20-inch panel with a 1,600 x 900 resolution, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 nits of brightness and a five millisecond response time. While the 23-inch FHX2300 sports a 40,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 nits of brightness, a five millisecond response time, an HDMI socket and Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution.

No word on pricing yet or availability for the HX2000, but the FHX2300 will be launching soon in Japan for about $214.

Acer launches Veriton Z280G AIO

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on August 26th, 2009

acerveritonz280-sbAcer has been adding to its Veriton line of computers recently with affordable gear aimed at business users. The company offered up its Veriton nettop not long ago and now Acer has added a new all in one to the Veriton line.

The new Veriton Z280G is an all-in-one desktop with an Intel Atom N270 CPU running Windows XP Pro with a Vista Business option. Acer equips it with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD. Five USB ports are offered for expansion.