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Acer whips out Veriton N260G Nettop for business pros

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

acer_veriton_n260g-sbI really like netbooks and the idea of a nettop for the average computer user is sound. Most people can do everything they want in an office or online with a low-powered and energy efficient nettop. For business with lots of computers, the power savings these machines provide can mean big savings on electricity.

Acer has announced a new nettop system aimed at the business user called the Veriton N260G Nettop. The machine has a retractable stand for vertical freestanding or can be attached to the rear of an LCD. The machine runs Windows XP Pro and has Intel GMA 4500M graphics.

Acer Aspire G Predator desktop

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 31st, 2009

Acer Aspire G Predator desktopAcer has announced their latest M-Series desktop PC called the Aspire G. It’s also known as the Predator and a quick look at the specs suggests that it lives up to it’s name. It features an Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz processor, 6GB DDR3 RAM (up to 12GB), Intel X58 Express chipset, 1TB SATA hard drive @ 7200rpm, Two Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 (1GB VRAM), Blu-ray disc drive, 11 USB 2.0 ports, Two eSATA ports, Multi-memory card reader, Four DVI-D ports, and Two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

This one is powered by 64-bit Windows Vista Home Premium and will run you €1950 bundled with the Logitech G15 keyboard and the G9 Laser mouse.

Acer intros three LCD displays in Japan

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

Acer intros three LCD displays in JapanAcer is offering a trio of new affordable LCD displays to the Japanese market. The 17-inch V173Bbm, 20-inch P205Hbmd and 21-inch H223HQFbd. The 17-inch V173Bbm features a native resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 250cd/m2 brightness, 160/160 degrees viewing angle, 1W +1 W built-in stereo speakers and low power consumption.(14W)

The 20-inch P205Hbmd sports a 1600 x 900 resolution, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness, 160/160 degrees viewing angle and 1W +1 W built-in stereo speakers. While the 21-inch H223HQFbd supports a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5ms response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness and 160/170 degrees viewing angle.

Acer H235H LCD display

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

Acer H235H LCD displayAcer released its latest LCD display, the H235H monitor. The H235H offers cinematic quality in a sleek design. It’s available starting next month and the 23″ LCD display features the following specs for all of your entertainment needs.

23” widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1080 resolution (Full HD 1080p support), Inputs: 1xVGA, 1xDVI w/HDCP, 1xHDMI, 2ms response time, 300 cd/m2brightness, 100,000:1 Max (ACM) contrast ratio, 160(H)/160 (V) viewing angle, 16.7M color depth, Built-in stereo speakers, Vista Premium Certified, Full HD Ready via HDMI with HDCP, ACM & ADM, Energy Star Compliant, 100mm VESA mount compatible.

Acer Aspire AS5739G laptop with Blu-ray, $750

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2009

Acer Aspire AS5739G laptop with Blu-ray, $750Yesterday, we told you about the Sony Vaio NW notebook with Blu-Ray for $880. Today we have the comparable Acer Aspire AS5739G with Blu-Ray for $750. You’ll get a 15.6-inch LED LCD (1366×768), 2.1Ghz Core2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a GeForce GT130 graphics card with an extra 1GB of memory.

It also features an 8X Blu-ray drive, 250GB hard drive, Dolby 5.1 output, fingerprint recognition and multitouch support. It’s not the lightest laptop, but it is decent looking. And available now.

Acer drops two green LCD displays

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Acer drops two green LCD displaysAcer announced two new green LCD displays that won’t hurt the environment. Well, not as much. Both models use 36-percent less power than Acer’s previous display models. The pair is the Acer V193WBbmd measuring in at 19-inches and the V223WBbmd which is a 22-incher.

Both models feature a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and a 300cd/m2 brightness rating. The only differ in resolution and price, with the 19-inch model featuring a 1,440 x 900 resolution and a $185 price tag and the 22-inch model featuring a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution and a $236 price tag.

Acer’s first Android netbook will dual-boot Windows

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2009

Acer's first Android netbook will dual-boot WindowsAccording to Acer chairman JT Wang, the first Android netbooks will ship with Windows in dual-boot configurations. If you wanted a clean break from windows with your new Acer netbook, looks like you are out of luck.

It’s actually a smart move by Acer, since Android is unproven as a netbook OS. The last thing they need is computers that surprise the consumer by crashing every ten minutes. However, this is not the android netbook that people want. Loading windows on alongside of Android just makes it a bit of a novelty.

Acer Timeline notebooks now available

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on June 2nd, 2009

acertimeline-sbThere are several important factors to consider when shopping for a new notebook. One of the factors is performance, often as important if not more important than performance is the battery life of the notebook. A great notebook with poor battery life is hard for many users to enjoy.

Acer has announced that its new Timeline notebooks are now available in America. The Timeline series averages over 8 hours of battery life and prices start at $598. The TimelineAS3810T has battery life of 9 hours and 7 minutes. The machine features and Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 CPU, 13.1-inch LED backlit LCD display, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB HDD among other features. It sells for $899.99.

Acer delaying U.S. smartphones until 2010, maybe

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 7th, 2009

Acer smartphone coming Q1 2009Acer entered the smartphone market just a few months ago, but sadly they’re now having problems with several U.S. carriers, which means we most likely won’t see any smartphones in the U.S. from the company until next year.

According to Acer’s PR people, they don’t have any phones planned for the U.S. until 2010 now. It sucks for those of us in the states because other countries are already getting their hands on the devices.

RadioShack drops price of subsidized Acer Aspire One netbook

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on April 20th, 2009

acerradioshack-sbWe are all used to going into a phone store and seeing prices that are subsidized and contingent on the buyer maintaining a contract with the mobile provider for two years. If you don’t want the contract you can opt to pay full price, typically hundreds of dollars more than the subsidized price.

During the 2008 holiday season RadioShack was the first company to offer a subsidized netbook in America based on maintaining mobile internet contract with AT&T. The netbook offered on the subsidized plan was the Acer Aspire One netbook.

Acer business desktops won’t make work more fun

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

acerveritonI have mostly blocked out the memories of when I had a real job where I had to do all the horrible things that go along with working in an office like put on pants and acting like I cared what my boss was saying. Thankfully, today, I don’t have to wear pants and the only person I have to pretend to listen to is my wife. I really don’t miss those crappy computers that crashed every day either.

Acer has a new line of business desktops that would have been a nice replacement to that $200 eMachine I had at my old job. Acer has updated its Veriton line of business desktops with the M265, M421G, and M670G. The new case design is attractive (for a business desktop) and has air vents in the front to keep everything nice and cool.

Acer announces Aspire 3935 and 8935G notebooks

Posted in Acer by Shane McGlaun on April 16th, 2009

aceraspire_3935_009-sbThere are many different types of notebooks on the market today with small netbooks aimed at the budget conscious buyer wanting portability and a basic computing experience to the high-end gaming enthusiast wanting the fastest of everything. Another class of notebooks that tend to be large and expensive is the multimedia notebook.

Acer has announced two new notebooks with one of them being a mainstream ultra portable and the other a massive multimedia notebook. The Aspire 3935-6504 is a 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook designed to be slim and easy to carry. The screen has a 1368 x 768 resolution and the notebook weighs 4.1 pounds. Other features include an Intel dual-core T7350 CPU, 3GB of RAM, and a 250GB HDD. The machine is available now for $899.99.

Acer Aspire Timelines get 8-hour battery life for $699

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2009

Acer Aspire Timelines get 8-hour battery life for $699The Aspire Timeline notebooks manage to get 8-10 hours of battery life and they start at just $699. It accomplishes this through Intel’s ultra-low voltage processors, LED-backlit screens and dual graphics cards. Apparently you’ll get 8 hours with a regular hard drive, and 10 with an SSD.

The charger helps keep the power consumption down by cutting the power when it senses a full charge. The notebook is a tad over an inch thick, by 13.3, 14 and 15.6 inches at 3.5-5.3 pounds.

Acer AspireREvo launched

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2009

Acer AspireREvo launchedAcer has been busy as usual. The company just announced the first computer based on NVIDIA’s ION platform. It goes by the name of AspireRevo and looks like a Nettop, but it contains an entry-level NVIDIA GPU that is much faster than previous solutions from Intel. It has a 4GB memory limit which is nice.

It’ll run 1080p videos, output 7.1 surround sound audio and is compatible with DX 10 graphics. It will ship with Vista Home Premium at launch, followed by Windows 7 soon after.

Acer X1130 business projector

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2009

Acer X1130 business projectorAcer just released one of its newest business projectors, the X1130. Acer is hoping that it finds its way into your organization and your heart. Some specs include: SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, 2,500:1 contrast ratio, 2,300 ANSI lumens, RGB, composite and S-video connectivity.

One of the selling points of the Acer X1130 is that it operates on an amazingly quiet 31 dB noise level, allowing you to make your presentation without the usual irritating noises. The extra long lasting lamp can run for up to 4,000 hours in eco mode, saving you money.