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24
Jul

Google Store Back to School promotion begins, save up to $30 on a new Chromebook


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Google is getting a head start for the new upcoming school year by launching its back to school promotion on many products in the Google Store. However, it seems like the only new sales we’re seeing are on select Acer Chromebooks.

Chromebooks are phenomenal options for schooling, but unfortunately, the discounts aren’t something to write home about. For instance, the Acer Chromebook 15 now costs $319.99, $30 off the original price tag, the Acer Chromebook 13 costs $229.99, $20 off the original price tag, and so on.

Disappointingly, many of the sales on the Google Store are price cuts we’ve already seen in the past. Many of these supposed price cuts are also available from other retailers like Amazon on a regular basis.

Either way, there’s nothing wrong with saving money, and if you can’t find any of Acer’s Chromebooks on sale somewhere else, you can save yourself some money through the Google Store from now until likely just before school begins. Hopefully we’ll see some better deals and price cuts as time goes on, but it certainly isn’t likely.

On another note, if you’re looking for something a bit heftier, Woot.com almost always has some great sales running on desktops and laptops of all kinds.

source: Google Store

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20
Jul

You can now buy the Acer Liquid Leap+ fitness tracker in the US for $79


Acer Liquid Leap+ (6)The Liquid Leap+ by Acer is now available in the US. The wearable is not only a fitness tracker, but also adds some smartwatch capabilities. You can do things like control music, receive emails, and get text messages.

Due to less functionality compared to a full fledged smartwatch the battery last quite a while. It is estimated at 120 hours of run time or 240 hours of standby time for a single charge. It is also waterproof with IPX7 certification. It comes in three colors black, green, or pink. The price is $99, but as a launching promotion it is on sale for $79.

Source: Acer

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17
Jul

[Deal] Acer 11.6″ Chromebook Laptop 2GB 16GB for only $109


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There are many different types of Chromebooks out there all with different features and price points. Today Amazon is having a great sale on the Acer 11.6″ Chromebook Laptop 2GB 16GB for only $109.99. They are certified refurbished from Acer and also sold directly from Acer. Anyone worried about refurbished products will be happy to know they offer a 90 warranty free of charge.

At this price you really can’t go wrong. Regular price is listed at $199 making this a 45% discount. I have never seen a Chromebook sold for so cheap before. It would be great as a second computer or something to let your kids play around with. Get it while supplies last.

The specs are not great, but also pretty good just to run Google Chrome at this price:

  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day limited hardware warranty.

  • Intel Celeron processor N2830. Features a 2MB L2 cache and 2.16GHz processor speed with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.41GHz.

  • An HDMI output with HDCP support enables simple connection to an HDTV or other high-definition display for expansive viewing options.

  • 11.6″ LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display With 1366 x 768 resolution and an antiglare finish showcases visuals in crisp, easy-to-see detail, even in direct sunlight.

  • Google Chrome operating system preinstalled.

Source: Amazon

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16
Jul

[Deal] Acer 11.6″ Chromebook Laptop 2GB 16GB for only $109


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There are many different types of Chromebooks out there all with different features and price points. Today Amazon is having a great sale on the Acer 11.6″ Chromebook Laptop 2GB 16GB for only $109.99. They are certified refurbished from Acer and also sold directly from Acer. Anyone worried about refurbished products will be happy to know they offer a 90 warranty free of charge.

At this price you really can’t go wrong. Regular price is listed at $199 making this a 45% discount. I have never seen a Chromebook sold for so cheap before. It would be great as a second computer or something to let your kids play around with. Get it while supplies last.

The specs are not great, but also pretty good just to run Google Chrome at this price:

  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day limited hardware warranty.

  • Intel Celeron processor N2830. Features a 2MB L2 cache and 2.16GHz processor speed with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.41GHz.

  • An HDMI output with HDCP support enables simple connection to an HDTV or other high-definition display for expansive viewing options.

  • 11.6″ LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display With 1366 x 768 resolution and an antiglare finish showcases visuals in crisp, easy-to-see detail, even in direct sunlight.

  • Google Chrome operating system preinstalled.

Source: Amazon

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14
Jul

New Acer device, ‘S59′, sees its specifications surface online


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Specifications for an unannounced Acer phone have surfaced online, showing what looks to be a mid-range device.

According to the GFXBench listing, the device, which is labeled as ‘S59′, comes with Android 5.1 pre-installed and a 5-inch 720p display. The camera, though, looks to be the exciting part. This model comes with a 13MP rear camera capable of shooting 4K video. It also has the same 13MP camera on the front with the same video resolution, making for a great selfie camera in addition to shooting high resolution video. The smartphone will come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and an octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 processor which provides LTE Cat 4 support, Bluetooth 4.0 and a Mali T720 GPU.

The device should be revealed during IFA 2015 in September.

Source: GFXBench
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13
Jul

Acer feels the pain of the PC’s decline


Analysts believe that the PC has had its day in the sun, and now, we’ve got another shred of proof to toss into the dossier. Acer, the world’s fifth-largest PC maker, has revealed that its revenues fell by the better part of 30 percent in the second quarter of the year. The terse announcement wasn’t supported by a full earnings release, but the figures mean that this period has been the company’s smallest quarter since 2006. The spreadsheet may be missing, but Digitimes is reporting that Acer is betting on Chromebooks, 2-in-1 and gaming laptops will restore the firm to profitability.

Gartner’s cabal of sooth-sayers reported that PC shipments in the second three months of the year dropped by nearly 10 percent. Then again, that may not be as much of a cause for despair as you may think, since Windows 10 is launching on July 29th. It’s likely that plenty of buyers have held-off on picking up a new machine until the new OS arrives, but probably not enough to return the industry to its heyday. In addition, that same report believes that Acer’s chunk of the market shrunk by more than 20 percent since 2014 — a year when the firm barely squeaked a profit. It remains to be seen if co-founder Stan Shih’s much-trumpeted rescue attempt was a success or not, but Charles Arthur over at The Overspill doesn’t think it was.

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Via: Charles Arthur (Twitter)

Source: Digitimes, Apple News (Translated), Telecompaper

10
Jul

Which monitors are worth buying?


Which monitors are worth buying?

With all the work you do, the games you play and the videos you watch, you spend a lot of time staring at your monitor. So why not do your eyes a favor and make sure you get one that’s got exactly what you need, whether it’s precise colors, fast response time or just a pleasing design? We’ve delved into some of the better monitors currently on the market to let you know which ones give you the best view for the money.

Filed under: Displays, HD, LG, HP, Dell, Acer

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1
Jul

Acer rolls out a curved, super-wide display with AMD’s gaming tech


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You can get desktop PC displays that are curved, super-wide and gaming-friendly, but all three at once? That’s tricky. Thankfully, Acer thinks it has an answer. The company has just launched the 34-inch XR341CK in the US, giving you a curvy, 21:9 aspect ratio LCD with AMD’s anti-tearing FreeSync tech built-in. So long as you have a fast-enough gaming rig (including newer AMD graphics, if you want FreeSync), you’ll get an extra-immersive canvas for your first-person shooters and racing sims.

You won’t get 4K (this is “just” a 3,440 x 1,440 LCD), but you’ll still find DisplayPort input, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0 and a USB 3.0 hub. There’s also a 14W speaker system if the screen takes up the free space you’d normally use for audio gear. This monster monitor will cost $1,099 when it ships in July — no small potatoes, but potentially worth it if you’d otherwise get multiple displays to achieve the same all-encompassing effect.

Filed under: Displays, Gaming, AMD, Acer

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23
Jun

Acer Chromebase all-in-one offers solid specs, low price and touch options


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Acer continues pushing forward in the Chrome OS market, with their latest addition truly being a first of a kind. The computer manufacturer announced the Acer Chromebase all-in-one (otherwise known as the DC221HQ) in April, but we were left with many doubts then. Today we are getting all the details, including pricing and availability, which is what we really wanted to know.

It is actually one hell of a Chrome OS computer, so let’s dive right into the details and show you what this gadget is all about.

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  • Chrome OS
  • 21.5-inch 1080p display
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • 2 x 3W audio speakers
  • HDMI out, USB 3.0, USB 2.0.
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

It may not have an Intel Core i5 on board, but the NVIDIA Tegra K1 and Kepler graphics should handle Chrome OS pretty well. It is a super light-weight and fast platform, after all. The real kicker here is something that wasn’t mentioned in the specs above. This PC can be had with an optional touchscreen!

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We are still wondering if this is a form factor people really want, though. Is there really a demand for Chrome OS desktop computers, especially considering one could just dock any Chromebook to a monitor to get the larger screen experience. This is why Chromeboxes and Chromebases haven’t exactly grown at the same rate as Chromebooks.

Will the addition of a touchscreen change this computer’s fate? We can’t say for sure yet, but we did mention price would be a huge factor in this complex equation. To be honest, Acer did strike some rather awesome price points here.

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The non-touch version will go for just $329.99, while the multi-touch iteration will cost $100 more at $429.99. Sadly, you can only get the non-touch version this month (June). You will have to wait until July if you want to really get your fingers all over this all-in-one’s screen.

Really – how many of these will sell? I could see them being great for education, libraries and the occasional casual user, but that’s about it. What we can tell you is that it’s definitely the best of its kind right now, so those looking for a solid Chromebase really should look no further.

Who is buying?!

22
Jun

Acer’s new Chromebase comes with a 21.5-inch Full HD display


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The new Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series could be the device that makes all-in-one desktops with Chrome OS popular. It has a large, sharp display and a processor that keeps the operating system moving along. The Acer Chromebase’s display measures 21.5 inches and has Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. Perhaps more valuable than image quality for the Acer Chromebase is the device’s versatility from the adjustable stand, which tilts from 15 to 75 degrees, and ability to mount it to a wall. The latter setup becomes useful when paired with the touch-ready model that costs $429 compared to the base model’s $329. Along with 4GB of RAM, NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor will likely perform well given its history with other Chrome OS devices.

Acer will begin selling its new Chromebase this month in white and black color options.

Hit the break for images and the full press release.

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Industry’s First Chromebase All-in-One Desktop With a Touch Display is Now Available for Customers in the United States

Acer Chromebase all-in-one desktops – simple, secure, space-saving

Editor’s Summary:

  • Acer Chromebase DC221HQ all-in-one (AIO) desktops feature two options; one with 10-point touch technology
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core processor provides ample power for multi-tasking, even when running heavy workloads
  • The 21.5-inch 1080p Full HD display delivers beautiful image quality and wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees
  • Tiltable stand is adjustable from 15 to 75 degrees and an optional VESA-compatible stand, bracket, arm- or wall-mount makes these systems suitable for use in public areas
  • Fast booting OS, automatic system updates and multiple layers of security support a simple, low maintenance computing experience

SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 22, 2015) Acer America has announced the expansion of its Chrome OS line in the United States to include the Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series. Featuring two models, one with touch and another without, both Acer Chromebase configurations are ideal for customers wanting simplicity, security and speed in an affordable and space-saving form factor.

These all-in-one desktops with a 21.5-inch display round out Acer’s Chrome OS offering, which already includes Chromebooks and Chromebox compact desktops. Furthering Acer’s leadership in

the Chrome OS market, the touch-enabled model is the industry’s first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop with a touch display.(1) Acer launched the first 15.6-inch display Chromebook earlier this year and also offers the fastest-performing commercial Chromebook.(2) According to Gartner, Acer is the world’s leading Chromebook brand with more than 36% market share in 2014.(3)

Space Saving

The Acer Chromebase was designed for space-constrained areas such as call centers, financial bullpens, libraries, reception areas, kiosks and homes that need to leverage the ease and security of the Chrome OS ecosystem and want the benefits of the extra viewing area provided by the 21.5-inch display. This form factor provides multiple viewing options when mounted to a VESA-compatible stand, bracket, arm or wall mount suitable for search and navigation use in public areas.

The Acer Chromebase is ideal for customers wanting to leverage the speed and simplicity of the Chrome OS,” said Simon Chen, Acer America senior business manager. We’re confident customers will also appreciate the automatic updates and layers of security that make this platform easy to use and hassle-free and at an affordable price.

Speedy

The Acer Chromebase is available with a 10-point multi-touch screen for $429.99 or a non-touch screen for $329.99. Outfitted with an NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 quad-core processor and a 16GB(4) Solid State Drive, both Acer Chromebase configurations are fast, booting up in about 10 seconds and resuming nearly instantly from sleep mode. The models also come with a complimentary 100 gigabytes of Google Drive storage for two years, so users have plenty of space for storing documents, music, movies and photos.

The Chrome OS supports multiple users and accounts, so multiple users can maintain privacy while sharing the same account. In addition, photos, videos, music and documents are synchronized and backed up with the user’s Google account. These AIOs come with 4GB of DDR3 1600Mhz memory and NVIDIA Kepler™ graphics for clear imagery. A built-in HD webcam enables customers to chat face-to-face with co-workers, family and friends on Google Hangouts with superb video quality on the 21.5-inch 1080p Full HD display.

Two 3W audio speakers deliver clear sound and ample connectivity is provided via HDMI out, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports as well as 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless. The systems are quiet even when operating heavy workloads. They’re powered by a 65W AC adapter and come bundled with a white USB keyboard and mouse.

Simple

The Acer Chromebase series is easy to use. After the user signs into Chrome with a Google account, they’re automatically signed into Google services. These devices are outfitted with pre-installed apps, while over 30,000 additional apps, themes and extensions are available on the Chrome Web Store.

Secure

Featuring data encryption and verified boot, layers of security safeguard the Acer Chromebase against online threats, malware and viruses. User and system files are stored on separate partitions that secure data and simplify restoration from a backup. The Chromebase’s TPM 1.2 chip encrypts and protects individual user’s data by generating and storing secure cryptographic keys. In addition, individual accounts keep data safe when the device is used by multiple users.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty

The Acer Chromebase non-touch model is available this month at leading online retailers for a MSRP of $329.99 with the multi-touch version following in July for a MSRP of $429.99.

The Acer Chromebase line is backed by professional, high-quality technical support and a standard one-year parts and labor warranty,(5) which can be extended to three years with Acer Advantage service. Acer’s online community at community.acer.com provides customers discussion forums, answers to frequently asked questions and the opportunity to share ideas for new and enhanced services and products.

About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones, and wearables. The company is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer employs 7,000 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally.(6) Revenues for 2014 reached US$10.39 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

© 2015 Acer America Corp. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners. All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by location. Applicable sales tax extra.

  1. Announced on April 1, 2015

  2. Valid as of March 7th, 2015 for the CoreTM i5 SKUs of Acer Chromebook 15 (consumer model name: CB5-571, commercial/EDU model name: C910). In direct comparison to competing Chromebooks, the CoreTM i5 SKUs of Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 and C910) scored the best result on the following five benchmark tests which are commonly used in the Chromebook segment of the industry for measuring JavaScript engine performance: PeaceKeeper, Octane, Kraken-1.1, RobohornetPro, and SunSpider-1.0. Specification and availability vary depending on model, SKU, and region.

  3. Gartner “Market Share: Devices, All Countries, 4Q14 Update” 13 February 2015

  4. Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes)

  5. Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.S. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.

  6. IDC FY2014

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