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HSN jumps the gun, starts selling Windows 8 PCs early

Microsoft will release Windows 8 and Windows RT on October 26th, and that’s when you’ll be able to find dozens of laptop, tablet, and desktop computers with Microsoft’s latest operating systems pre-installed. Or you could order one today from HSN is offering 3 laptop and 2 all-in-one desktop computers with Windows 8. All 5 […]

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Acer details Android 4.1 update plans for (some) tablets

There’s good news and bad news for Acer tablet owners hoping to see their devices updated to the latest version of Google’s Android software. The good news is that Acer will be offering Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for three of its latest tablets. The bad news is that the company’s first three tablets won’t […]

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Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet launches Oct 26th for $800 and up

The Acer Iconia Tab W700 is a tablet with an 11.6 inch, full HD display, an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, and Windows 8 operating system. We first saw the tablet in June, but now Acer has confirmed that it will be available on Windows 8 launch day on October 26th, with prices starting at $799.99. […]

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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook coming Oct 26th for $1199 and up

The Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook is designed to run Windows 8, and it has the release date to prove it. Acer has announced that its first ultrabooks with touchscreen displays will launch on October 26th. That’s the same day that Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating system will hit the streets. Acer’s Aspire S7 ultrabooks come in […]

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Acer rolls out Android 4.1 for the Iconia Tab A700 HD tablet

Asus isn’t the only company bringing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its tablets this week. Acer has also started rolling out a software update for its latest 10 inch tablet, the Iconia Tab A700. Android Police reports that folks with Acer’s 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel tablet are starting to receive over-the-air updates that […]

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PC makers to show off Clover Trail computers September 27th

Intel’s Atom Z2670 Clover Trail processor is the company’s new low-power system-on-a-chip designed for Windows 8 tablets and other devices. The company is officially kicking off Clover Trail season at an event in San Fransisco next week, where a number of top PC makers will show off devices powered by the new chip. Acer, Asus, […]

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Acer Iconia Tab A110 tablet coming soon (with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean)

Acer has been showing off a 7 inch tablet with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor for a few months. Now the company has confirmed that the Acer Iconia Tab A110 is on the way, and it will ship with Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its operating system. There’s still no word on the […]

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Google cracks down on “incompatible” versions of Android

This week Acer planned to launch a new smartphone in China running Aliyun OS. But Google appears to have put a stop to it — and now the California-based search giant is explaining why. Aliyun OS  is a mobile operating system developed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. It’s based on open source Android code, but […]

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Acer’s not done making netbooks yet

Despite recent reports to the contrary, Acer plans to continue producing netbooks. The company has been offering mini-laptop computers with low power processors and low price tags since 2008, and the Wall Street Journal reports that Acer will continue to release new models. At least that’s what Acer’s CEO told the paper recently. Acer’s latest […]