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Acer Unveils Aspire S5, ‘The World’s Thinnest Ultra Book’

Written on January 09, 2012 by Kristoff Jones

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Acer unveils Aspire S5, an ultra thin 15mm laptop that weights under 3 lbs.

Acer has just unveiled what it’s claiming ‘the world’s thinnest’ Ultrabook, the Aspire S5, a first-of-its kind ultra-thin laptop that measures 15mm at its thickest point.

The 13.3-inch Ultrabook that weights under 3 lbs, has an Onyx Black magnesium-alloy cover, SSD storage and sports HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports.

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Acer Iconia Tab A501 Ships in to AT&T on September 18

Written on September 12, 2011 by Lulu

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Acer Iconia Tab A501 with HSPA+ will arrive on AT&T on September 18, and will cost around $330 on contract.

As promised, the new Acer Iconia Tab A501 will be arriving on AT&T just before the summer ends. The said carrier announced that it will start selling the 16GB model next Sunday, September 18, for $480 or $330 with a two year contract.

Designed for both consumers and small businesses, the newest Acer Iconia tablet gives the customers the freedom to enjoy technology around the clock on the AT&T mobile broadband network. The HSPA+ technology with enhanced backhaul will provide up to 4x faster data transmission.

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September 2011’s Must-Have Gadgets

Written on September 05, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Spruce up your new school year with these five must-have gadgets!

Technology is changing constantly, which is why you have to get ready for what Fall has to bring. Check out GADG’s fresh lineup of gadgets that are due to arrive this month by hitting the break.

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ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook, Revealed!

Written on September 05, 2011 by Adam Eve

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ACER's ultrabook - the Aspire S3 - made an appearance at this year's IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

During the IFA 2011 consumer electronics show last Friday in Berlin, ACER finally unveiled its Aspire S3 ultrabook. As previously noted, it will feature a 13.3-inch ultra-thin HD LED display and a super-lightweight, high density battery which provides up to 7 hours of energy. Moreover, it measures 0.507-inches thin and weighs less than 3 lbs.

The Aspire S3 also boasts ACER Green Instant On and Instant Connect features. The Green Instant On will resume the device in 1.5 seconds if it is in sleep mode for less than 30 minutes, and in 6 minutes when it is in Deep Sleep. The ultrabook undergo Deep Sleep mode every 30 minutes of no activity as part of its battery-saving measures. The Instant Connect, on the other hand, can enable users to access the Internet in just 2.5 seconds.

The juicy ACER Aspire S3 features are posted after the cut.

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MacBook Air: Stealing the Thunder from Intel, ASUS and ACER

Written on August 24, 2011 by Adam Eve

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While Ultrabooks are soon to take the laptop and netbook market, MacBook Air has already took the spotlight.

Sooner or later, laptops and netbooks will have to make way for a device that is thinner, lighter and houses more features than its chubbier rivals — the Ultrabook or ultra-portable laptop.

Ever since Apple released its iPad last April, many consumers were swayed by its sleek looks and audio-visual charms. Hence, the world’s largest chip maker – Intel – has set up a $300 million Capital Ultrabook Fund to support technology that will boost the introduction of ultra-portable laptops.

Taiwan’s ASUS is likely to be the first to launch Ultrabooks in India with its UX21. The said device will arrive in the country during the first quarter of 2012 with an estimated price of Rs 50,000. ACER also plans to roll out a Ultrabook soon after.

However, it could be possible that by the time Ultrabook hits the market, much of its thunder would have already been stolen. Although it is not categorized as one, Apple’s MacBook Air is the first Ultrabook that is already in the market.

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Apple: The Only Major PC Maker in Western Europe That Still Grows

Written on August 18, 2011 by Lulu

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A new study showed that the Apple is the only PC maker based in Western Europe that is still growing

Gartner stated that Apple was the only major computer manufacturer based in Western Europe that is still growing. That is according to a continent wide breakdown on Wednesday. Apple increased its shipments by half a percent to hit 7% of the market, while other Windows-based PC makers dropped in the same timeframe. HP and Delli gained shares, but still saw their shipments drop by 6.1% and 12.7% respectively. ACER, on the other hand, faced a disastrous flop after its abnormalities in overstock forced it to ship 44.6% fewer PCs, and drop to 2nd place at 16.7%.

The pattern was largely consistent from country to country. Apple gained shares in the UK and had a boost in France where its raw shipments were increase up to 6.4 points. Enough to put it in the top five for the first time. Samsung was one of the few others to see an upside in any area, but only registered in the top five in France.

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Five Upcoming Android Smartphones – Features, Price Revealed

Written on August 16, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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GADG collected some of the best Android handsets that will be available this year.

Are you still in search for the best handsets in the market? Take a look at the short list below, and discover the new mobile phones that are slated to hit the shelves this year. This rundown also reveals most of the phone’s features and price, helping you decide which handset to purchase.

Check out the five upcoming Android smartphone after the break.

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Gingerbread-Powered Acer Iconia Smart, Coming This September

Written on August 11, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The 4.8″ phone hybrid from Acer will finally arrive in September.

Acer had finally scheduled a release date for their Gingerbread-powered Iconia Smart handset. According to the manufacturer, the smartphone will be hitting the market sometime in September. Although Acer has not revealed any reasons behind the device’s launching delay, some rumors believed that the Japan earthquake might be a big factor.

Meanwhile, most of Acer’s devices, which are said to be affected by the devastating earthquake, did not face any problems in terms of production. The 4.8″ Acer Iconia Smart will be sporting a 1024×480 display resolution, and will be equipped with Android 2.3 and a 1GHz processor. The new phone hybrid will also feature two high-end cameras: An 8-megapixel primary cam and a 2-megapixel frontal camera.

According to some reports, the FCC suggests the Iconia Smart to have its first landing in North America, but the launching date and carriers for that action remain undisclosed. On the other hand, the Acer Germany’s official Facebook announced that the European variant of the smartphone will be sold for the price of €499 or ~$700 USD.

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Pegatron Plans to be the Second iPhone 5 Supplier

Written on August 03, 2011 by Lulu

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Pegatron is still on track with their plans to be the second iPhone 5 supplier, and would ship in the devices in September.

Pegatron is still on track with its plan to be the second supplier of the iPhone 5. The said firm’s order is now expected to be at 10 million rather than its previous hinted order at 15 million. However, it will still ship finished products in September. The said data partly contradicted the rumor that the new Apple smartphone might not be released until October, since Pegatron would be shipping directly to Apple and customers.

Pegatron, the primary manufacturer of CDMA iPhones, is known in the manufacturing base. However, it currently plays runner-up to Foxconn which handles GSM iPhones. As Verizon revealed that the iPhone 5 might be a dual-mode phone, it may turn Pegatron’s production into a compliment rather than a vital responsibility. This kind of strategy might prevent the chronic shortages and international delays that plagued most iPhone releases to date — and might also occur on the iPhone 5.

Irrespective of the iPhone plans, Pegatron is hoping to boost its responsibility to include the iPad and Macs. iPhone margins are said to be small, and leaves the company eager to diversify its contracts. Pegatron was originally ASUS’ manufacturing wing and still produces notebooks for ASUS and other companies. These includes eight to ten million planned for Acer in 2012.

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ACER Iconia Tab A100, to Hit U.S Market in August

Written on July 29, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Seven-inch Android 3.2 Iconia Tab, set to be released in August for $300.

Sources close to the retailer unveiled that ACER Iconia Tab A100 will launch in the U.S earlier than expected.

The tablet is said to hit the market sometime in August with a retail price that is much cheaper than its predecessor. With a cost of only $300 compared to the $450 10-inch A500, this seven-inch tablet still features the same Android 3.2 system and Tegra 2 processor, but will be sporting a much smaller screen and memory storage of 8GB and 512MB RAM.

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