Ultrabooks aren't necessarily just for those that want tiny ultraportables -- Acer also thinks the mainstream consumer is going to be keen on the extended battery life and slimmer profile afforded by Intel's latest mobile platform. The Aspire Timeline Ultra series is an extension of the beloved Timeline... line, in the 14- and 15-inch sizes that attract the vast majority of buyers.
It's pretty clear that Lenovo made a mistake with itsoriginal Yoga laptop. Don't get us wrong, we liked -- no, loved -- it, but we could never get over how awkward it was to use in tablet mode: Every time you folded the screen over, you had your fingers pressed against the loose keys on the back.
With enough time, even the best products start to feel stale. Take the original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 : Thanks to a unique hinge that allowed the screen to fold all the way backward, it was the most versatile Windows 8 convertible on the market (and it had lots of competition, too).
So you say you’ve seen every single different kind of Ultrabook there is to see, yes? Acer disagrees with you – here in the Acer TravelMate X313, you’ve got a tablet that works with a dock and a keyboard case as well as an 11.6-inch display with extreme scratch resistance.
When Sony first teased the VAIO Flip series, we were sure it was going to look like the Lenovo Yoga. After all, here was a laptop with a screen that presumably could fold back so that it faced away from the keyboard.
It's time for a rundown of all the best in HD news from CES this week and it's a heckuva long list. Ben Drawbaugh joins Richard Lawler to hash it out and discuss whether 4K has matured enough to settle in for the long haul.
It may seem as if Acer is all about Chromebooks these days, at least judging by its most recent announcements. Today, however, the company is putting the focus back on Microsoft's operating system, with the introduction of its new (and somewhat unorthodox) Aspire Z3-600. This Windows 8 machine is a 21.
Today is the anniversary of brave Felix Baumgartner's space jump. His heart was racing at 185 beats per minute when he jumped from an altitude of 127,852 feet, then started to spin at 60 revolutions per minute and kept spinning for 13 seconds after jumping, reaching a maximum vertical speed of Mach 1.25. An incredible feat.Read more...
Acer didn't just bring a couple ofnew tabletsto Vegas this year, but something to make calls with, too. The latest addition to its Liquid range after thetop-spec S2, the Z5 is very much a "value" proposition, as the raw numbers show. We're looking at a 5-inch, 854 x 480 display, 1.
We're used to CES being a battle-ground for huge TVs, but key players LG and Samsung are outdoing themselves this year with vast, curved, Ultra HD models. LG's is the monster you'd expect, nearly as tall as the average person and incredibly bright. While we might normally be a little cynical of curved TVs, meanwhile, at 105-inches it's starting to show its worth. That's because you really do start to get the feeling of being immersed while you're watching, with the edges of the display closer to you and so more of the picture being clear. With previous, smaller curved sets that led to a sweet-spot in dead-center position, but when you're sharing a living room with a 105-inch Ultra HD panel, the sweet spot is big enough for a sofa-full.
11-inch laptops are tricky beasts, purely because the compromises that make them so portable are almost always the ones that mean you're better off with a 13-incher. That's why our reviewer was impressed withAcer's Aspire V5, a laptop that managed to navigate between the pitfalls and produce a robust and reasonably priced model that should have satisfied plenty of you out there.
Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
Acer is known torefreshits Android tablet line-up at CES, and this year is no different. Ahead of the madness, the company has just announced new 7.9-inch and 7-inch models: the Iconia A1-830 and the Iconia B1-720.
The 7.9-inch A1 is the more premium of the two, with an aluminum backing and an IPS display for wide viewing angles (albeit with a ho-hum 1,024 x 768 resolution).
And then there were... four? Once considereda novelty, 8-inch Windows tablets are now everywhere: Lenovohas one; so doesToshiba; and Acer is already onits second. Not to be left out, Dell recently started shipping theVenue 8 Pro, which costs about the same as its competitors ($300), but adds an active digitizer for pen input (psst: The stylus is sold separately).
I've written about my struggles to find a good PC laptop before. After literally years of searching, it looks like Lenovo has stepped up to the plate and finally created the machine I crave. The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a high-resolution, Haswell-equipped update to 2012's Ivy Bridge-based model looked just about perfect. The machine looks glorious in just about every regard. Fully decked out, it has a 2.1-3.
Today Acer has reported that they’re not doing especially well in the PC business, reporting losses and a restructuring plan which includes the resignation of J.T. Wang as CEO. Acer corporate President Jim Wong will take over as CEO, while Wang will remain as chairman until June of 2014.