Acer have been pretty busy lately. It has now officially announced its first Android gaming table, which the Taiwanese company states goes hand-in-hand with its Predator PC’s. The slate, which has been rather aptly named the Predator Tab, is set to go on sale in Quarter 4 of 2015.
Unfortunately, we have no solid information with regards to specifications, but we do know that the device will pack an 8-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a quartet of front-facing speakers and an aluminium unibody design.
Check out the full set of press shots below:
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Earlier today in Manhattan, Acer revealed the coming of new Android, as well as Windows and Chrome OS, products.
The Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30 is a 10-inch tablet running Lollipop that is marketed towards the education sphere. It has a 1920 by 1200-resolution Gorilla Glass 4 display. It will be available in May for $299.
Last up is the Iconia One 8 B1-820, an 8-inch tablet running Lollipop. It comes with Acer’s new Precision Plus technology, which the company says will allow for quite an accurate touch experience. It has an IPS display, starts at $149.99, and will be available in July.
At a press event held in New York earlier today, Acer announced a slew of new products that will all be available sometime this year. The company announced a very budget-friendly Chromebook and tablet, another tablet meant for the education market and has plans to bring a higher-end gaming-centric tablet to market as well. Let’s take a look at Acer’s new offerings:
Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)
First up is the Intel Celeron-powered 15.6-inch Chromebook. Dubbed the CB3-531, this Chromebook has an N2830 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and expandable memory up to 128GB. It has a 1366 x 768 resolution, boasts up to 11 hours of battery life on a single charge, and has all of the normal ports found on today’s standard Chromebooks – one USB 3.0 port, one audio jack and one HDMI port.
If you’re looking for a Chromebook that doesn’t sacrifice performance in any way, you may want to pass on this one. However, it will be available in the U.S. in July starting at just $199.99, so maybe this isn’t a bad deal after all. Take a look at the images below for a closer look.
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Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-820) Tablet
Next up is the budget-friendly Iconia One 8 Tablet from Acer. Available for just $149 starting in July, this 8-inch tablet boasts a 1280 x 800 resolution, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and measures just 9.5mm thin. It runs on an Intel Atom quad-core processor, comes with 16 or 32GB of on-board storage, and is also slated to provide up to 8.5 hours of battery life on a single charge.
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Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A30) Tablet
The next tablet on the list is called the Iconia Tab 10, scheduled to arrive in schools around the U.S. this May. It features a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of on-board storage. It also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and is part of the Google Education ecosystem. This tablet will be available in the United States and in parts of Europe for $299 and €299, respectively.
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Acer Predator Tablet
Last but certainly not least, we have the Acer Predator Tablet. To coincide with the company’s Predator PCs, this gaming-focused tablet features four front-facing speakers and an 8-inch display (resolution unknown). It isn’t set to launch until Q4 of this year, which is why details on the device are so scarce right now. We do, however, know that it will have some sort of haptic feedback feature that should make the tablet rumble when you’re taking hard corners in Asphalt 8, for instance. Acer still hasn’t revealed specs, pricing or release date information, but we’ll be sure to update you when that info surfaces.
Sure, you probably don’t need a smartphone with a massive 4,000mAh battery and a trio of SIM card slots, but thanks to Acer, your author can’t stop thinking about one. Acer’s so-called Liquid X2 is clearly well-equipped to play globetrotter, but (just like the Predator tablet) the company’s spokespeople were awfully light on the details. Still, we know it comes with a 5.5-inch screen and a 64-bit octa-core processor thrumming away within its surprisingly sleek frame, along with a pair of 13-megapixel cameras nestled high along its face and back. At last, a device that takes selfies as seriously as HTC’s Desire Eye.
Can’t stop ruminating on those SIM slots, can you? It might seem a little ridiculous — because it is — but that’s nothing new for Acer. It’s been pushing tri-SIM phones since last summer when it pulled back the curtain on the Liquid E700 and now that predilection for threeway connectivity has migrated to a phone you might actually want to buy. Too bad no one was willing to talk price yet.
Alas, the only units to be found on-site were tucked away in an acrylic box, far from my prying, sandwich-stained fingers. On the upside, though, the X2 will be accompanied by a slew of Quick Flip covers in a slew of colors that leave a strip of screen unobscured to give you quick status updates and tidbits of information. With a little tweaking, you can coax them into telling you how much storage space is being eaten up by your photos and music for instance, or providing you a quick Airplane Mode toggle for when you jump on one of your interminable flights. There’s no word yet on whether the Liquid X2 will never claw its way out of Acer’s native Asia, but it’s certainly not impossible. After all, today also saw the launch of the Acer Liquid M220 — an $80 Windows Phone we first got acquainted with back at Mobile World Congress — on US shores.
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Earlier today, Acer took the wraps off the fourth variant of its 15.6-inch Chromebook, the CB3-531. This model packs similar internals to all the previous generation of the device, but now features a 11.5 hour battery, which the company claims is the longest any Chromebook currently on the market has to offer.
Aside from the upgraded battery, little else appears to differ. The CB3-531 continues to sport 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of SSD storage, two front-facing speakers, an Intel processor and an LED-backlit TFT LCD display which has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
The laptop has built-in Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 4G connectivity, one USB 2.0 port, One USB 3.0 port, an SDcard slot and an HDMI out slot — so you’ll always have the facility to share files, connect to the internet, mirror your screen and transfer documents.
The full gallery of Acer CB3-531 Chromebook press images can be seen below:
The CB3-51 will be available in June for around $270.
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Hot on the heals of its CB3-531 Chromebook unveiling earlier today, Acer has now announced two new tablets, which are geared towards students in full time education. The Iconia Tab 10 and Iconia One 8 pack everything a student could possibly need to stay productive both in and out of the classroom.
Hit the break for a list of their specifications.
- 10-inch/8-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- 2GB of DDR3 RAM
- 16, 32 or 64GB of internal storage
- SD Card Reader
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Qualcomm quad-core processor
- Adreno graphics
If you’d like to take a gander at the full press release, hit the source link below.
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If you’ve been wanting to try out a Chromebook for yourself but haven’t been sold on the price quite yet, Ebay may have a deal that will change your mind. Right now, you can pick up a refurbished Acer C7, CB5 or Touchscreen Chromebook for up to 46% off.
Let’s start out with the cheapest of the bunch, Acer’s 11.6-inch C7 Chromebook (pictured above). Ebay is selling a refurbished model for just $149.99, which is 34% off the computer’s normal retail price. It’s powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron Processor with 2GB of RAM and includes all of the basics – a 1.3MP HD webcam, one HDMI port, one VGA port and a 2-in-1 memory card slot. Although the specifications aren’t the best, it’s hard denying that $150 is a great deal for this computer.
Next up is the Acer Chromebook 13. Ebay is selling this refurbished computer for $159.99 – 46% off the normal retail price. It has a 13.3-inch full HD display, Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 16GB of on-board storage and a battery that can last up to 11 hours on a single charge. This is perhaps the best deal out of them all, so I’d suggest checking into this if you’re in the market for a new computer.
Last but not least, we have the Acer Touchscreen Chromebook. Ebay is selling the refurbished model for $189.99, which is 36% off. This Chromebook has an 11.6-inch touchscreen display and is powered by a 1.4GHz Intel Celeron processor and 2GB of RAM. While this computer doesn’t have the best specs either, 36% off is still a great deal.
All three of these Chromebooks have gotten great ratings around the web, so if you’re okay with going the refurbished route, we’d suggest you check out these deals before it’s too late. If you’re interested, head to the links below to start shopping.
First up, let’s pause for a second and consider for a second that you can now buy a brand new, real laptop (well, real, unless you believe in Microsoft’s defunct Scroogled campaign) for $129. We live amazing times…
Back to the matter at hand: Best Buy is offering the moonstone white Acer’s 11.6-inch Chromebook (CB3-111-C8UB) for $129 today and tomorrow, which is $70 off its list price and $50 lower than on Amazon. If you’re looking for a dirt cheap computing device and are fine with the (ever smaller) constraints of Chrome OS, this is a real bargain for you.
Specs include a 1366 x 768 screen, an Intel Celeron N2830 processor clocked at 2.16GHz, Intel HD graphics, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4, and HDMI out. Yes, this is pretty barebones, but for some types of users, barebones is all they need. The device weighs 2.7 pounds.
Reviewers on Best Buy and Amazon are very happy with this Chromebook 11.6-inch from Acer, awarding it 4.5 stars on BB and an impressive 4.8 stars on Amazon.
This is no April Fool’s joke from Acer as the company announced a new Acer Chromebase series of all-in-one computers to join their Chromebook and Chromebox lines. Acer is one of the more active manufacturers in the market for Chrome OS powered devices. They recently launched a 15.6-inch Chromebook, the first to market in that size range. Moves like these have given Acer 36% market share in 2014 for Chromebook devices.
The new Chromebase device features a 21.5-inch full 1080p HD resolution screen that is touch-enabled. Acer has added in some additional security to the Chrome OS, which provides support for multiple users. Acer has arranged for users to get a complimentary 100 GB of Google Drive storage when they purchase a Chromebase.
The Chromebase is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, a built-in HD webcam, 3W speakers, a variety of ports including HDMI out, and supports both WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Acer says the new Chromebase will be available in the second quarter in North American and Asia Pacific markets, although they have not provided any pricing information.
You can read the full press release below.
Acer Announces Industry’s First Chromebase All-In-One Desktop with Touch Display
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (April 1, 2015) Acer announced today the latest addition to its industry-leading Chrome OS device family, the Acer Chromebase series, complementing its existing Chromebooks and Chromebox. The touch-enabled configuration of the Acer Chromebase is the industry’s first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop with touch display, continuing Acer’s leadership in the Chrome OS market after launching the first 15.6-inch display Chromebook and fastest-performing commercial Chromebook. According to the latest data from Gartner, Acer Group is currently the world’s leading Chromebook brand with over 36% market share in 2014.
Simple, Fast, Secure, and Affordable
The new Acer Chromebase comes with a Full HD resolution, 178-degree viewing angle display which incorporates 10-point touch technology, enabling more than one user to work, play and interact together. The device boots up in 10 seconds, and has multiple layers of security built-in with automatic system updates. Chrome OS supports multiple users and accounts while photos, videos, music, and documents are all synchronized and backed-up with the user’s Google account. Acer Chromebase also comes with a complimentary 100 gigabytes of Google Drive storage so users have plenty of space.
Ideal for Work or Play
The Acer Chromebase is powered by a class-leading NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 quad-core processor, helping it deliver a responsive and rich multi-tasking experience, and stay quiet even when running heavy workloads. It has a built-in HD webcam, so that users can chat face-to-face with family and friends on Google Hangouts with amazing video image quality on the 21.5-inch 1080P Full HD display. The Acer Chromebase is VESA-compliant so that it provides flexible viewing options when mounted to a VESA-compatible stand, bracket, arm, or wall mount suitable for search or navigation use in public areas. It has two 3W audio speakers and provides HDMI out, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports in addition to 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity.
The Acer Chromebase will be available in North American and Asia Pacific markets in Q2, to learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office viawww.acer.com.
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 (IDC 2014). Revenues for 2014 reached US$10.39 billion. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.
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Come comment on this article: Acer Chromebase marks company’s entrance into all-in-one PC market
When the very first Chromebook debuted, a number of people wrote off the idea, saying a web-centric ‘computer’ experience would never take off. Fast-forwarding to today, the Chromebook market is slowly but surely gaining traction, in large part due to its consumer-friendly pricing. Will 2015 be the year that Chrome OS truly pushes its way out of niche territory and into the mainstream? It is certainly starting to look that way.
Just yesterday, Google unveiled a number of new Chromebooks and even new Chromebit dongle for transforming monitors and TVs into Chrome OS devices. Today the Mountain View giant revealed a new tool that will make it easier for developers to test out their Android apps on Chrome, with the end goal of bringing these apps over to Chrome OS. And now Acer has announced a new touch-driven Chromebase.
The new Chromebase features a 21.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a Tegra K1 processor, HDMI out, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and two 3W audio speakers. As for other details like internal storage, RAM, or even the price tag? At this stage, we have no clue, though they say the device is heading our way this summer, so we’ll learn more in the coming months.
The big question is whether anyone is actually interested in a desktop Chrome OS experience. Current Chromebox and Chromebase units haven’t exactly had the same level of growth as the Chromebook. Perhaps the combination of touchscreen optimization and a (hopeful) growth in the number of supported Android apps will be enough to make the Acer Chrombebase appeal to more consumers? Only time will tell for sure.
What do you think of the Acer Chromebase? How much would you be willing to pay for such a device?