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Asus Acer Smartwatch Wearable Devices

Asus, Acer throw their hats into the wearables ring

January 29th, 2014

Asus and Acer have officially confirmed that they’re interested in the growing wearables market and will have such devices of their own in stores at some point later this year, Focus Taiwan reports. While there are no details on what these devices will look like or how they’ll work, Asus has big plans for its …

Acer Android Desktop Computer

Acer thinks the world needs a $1,100 Android desktop computer

January 3rd, 2014

Although PC OEMs as a whole did poorly last year, Acer seems to have been hit harder than most. According to numbers released by IDC last fall, Acer saw its PC shipments decline by a stunning 34.5% year-over-year while the rest of the PC industry saw its shipments decline by a much more modest 7.6%. After …

Acer Liquid S2 4K Video

Acer shows off first smartphone with 4K video recording

September 2nd, 2013

Acer phones typically aren’t all that exciting but the company has come up with a noteworthy addition to its latest flagship smartphone: The ability to record 4K video. The new Acer Liquid S2 has a camera that can record 4K video and features some other impressive specs as well, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core …

Acer Android Smartphones Tablets Chromebooks

Acer backs away from Windows

August 9th, 2013

Microsoft is having a tough time getting many of its PC manufacturing partners to use Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT for their new devices and now The Wall Street Journal reports that longtime Windows OEM Acer is trying to grow its “non-Windows business as soon as possible” by embracing Android for mobile devices. Acer’s …

Microsoft iPad Mini Acer Iconia W3 Comparison

Video: Microsoft ad compares the iPad mini to Acer’s universally hated Iconia W3

August 8th, 2013

Acer’s Iconia W3 has easily been one of the most poorly received tech products released this year, with critics hammering it for its “infuriatingly poor screen,” for hardware that “sucks,” and for being “a device that shouldn’t exist.” That isn’t stopping Microsoft from touting the Iconia W3 in its latest iPad-bashing ad by comparing the …

Microsoft Hardware Partners Criticism

Acer’s Iconia W3 shows why Microsoft was right to make its own hardware

July 25th, 2013

I’ve been critical of the ways that Microsoft has both sold and marketed its Surface RT tablet but I’ve never second-guessed the company’s decision to upset its own manufacturing partners by building its own hardware for its Surface tablets. If you’re curious why this is the case, look no further than the Acer Iconia W3, …

Acer Wearable Gadget Release Date

Acer eyeing wearable tech for 2014

June 14th, 2013

The verdict is still out on wearable technology and whether or not it will become the next big thing. Acer’s smartphone chief, ST Liew, is optimistic about its future and said his company will release its first wearable device sometime next year. In an interview with Pocket-Lint, the executive noted that wearable technology presents a …

Acer Windows Phone

Acer exec says Windows Phone is still too risky to adopt

June 14th, 2013

Acer’s smartphone business is struggling to distinguish itself in the crowded Android market, however a company executive has confirmed that it still has no plans to launch smartphones on another operating system. Despite being a longtime partner of Microsoft, Acer smartphone vice president Allen Burnes explained that Windows Phone isn’t yet a safe bet for the company. In an …

Windows RT Criticism Acer

Acer chairman knocks Windows RT yet again

June 3rd, 2013

Acer doesn’t seem to be able to make up its mind about Microsoft and its new platforms. Top executives from the company have called Windows 8 a flop and bashed Microsoft for its Surface tablet, but at the same time Acer’s president Jim Wong has also defended the operating system. Microsoft is doubling down on …

Acer execs dial back the Windows 8 hate as Microsoft preps ‘Blue’

May 9th, 2013

Acer president Jim Wong has been highly critical of Microsoft and the Windows 8 operating system over the past year. The executive previously bashed the company for its Surface tablet and failed marketing of Windows 8 devices. Microsoft recently confirmed that it is working on Windows 8.1, codenamed Windows Blue, which will be an update …