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The Acer Tab 7 features Android Jelly Bean and is ultra-cheap


Acer has a number of devices aimed at lower-priced markets, but that’s not stopping them from releasing another one. Their newest is the Tab 7, and it’s even cheaper than their Iconia A1-830, which was revealed at CES 2014 and priced at$149.

The Tab 7 is already being sold in China for a mere $99. It’s display measures 7-inches, and it has a pixel resolution of 600 x 1024. It also weighs 289 grams, is 9.9mm thick, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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Hands on with the Acer A1 tablet at CES 2014


Unlike the basic Acer Iconia B1-720 aimed at the very low end of the tablet market, Acer does hope to move up the chain a little bit with another refreshed Iconia device for 2014, the Acer Iconia A1-830. The Iconia A1 comes with a 7.9-inch screen running at 1366×768 resolution and Android KitKat 4.2 out of the box. Like the Iconia B1, no additional UI is laid on top of Android. Acer anticipates an upgrade will be available shortly after the device is released later this month to a newer version of Android. To help justify the $149 price point, Acer constructed the Iconia A1 with an aluminum back.

The Iconia A1 is still far from the top of the line when it comes to tablet devices, but for a basic unit at a low price point, this could be the ticket for some consumers. We have a hands on video after the break. Be sure to keep an eye on TalkAndroid for our continuing CES 2014 coverage. Read more

Hands on with the Acer Iconia B1 tablet at CES 2014


Although many attendees and followers of CES 2014 event may be checking out all of the top-end gear announced by manufacturers, that doesn’t mean other market segments are left out. Case in point, Acer showed up at CES 2014 with their new, updated versions of the Acer Iconia line of tablets. In this video, we found the Acer Iconia B1-720, a 7-inch device that is at the bottom of the product line. Still, the Iconia B1-720 comes equipped with a 1.3GHz processor and a 1024×600 resolution screen. Acer ships the unit with Android 4.2.2 without any additional UI. There are no plans to update the unit to newer versions of Android. The suggested MSRP is $129, so street prices should be significantly lower. It may not be a device to knock anyone’s socks off, but it should perform basic tablet duties quite well.

Check out a quick hands-on video with the Acer Iconia B1-720 after the break and watch TalkAndroid for more coverage from CES 2014. Read more

Acer unveils its newest touchscreen Chromebook in White Moonstone, costs only $299


Acer will be showing off its C720 Chromebook at CES next week in a Moonstone White color. The specs are the same as the original, including at touchscreen 11.6-inch LED HD backlit display, 32GB SSD, 2GB RAM, an Intel Celeron 2955U processor, and a webcam.

The best part is its price— you can get one for only $299 later this month. You’re looking at a low-cost version of a Chromebook Pixel— it has a lower quality display, and a less powerful battery, but you get a fully functioning and great looking Chromebook for cheap.

Hit the break for Acer’s full press release.

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Acer brings Android to the desktop with Acer TA272 HUL all-in-one device


Acer announced today the launch of the Acer TA272 HUL Android all-in-one device. The TA272 HUL is a 27-inch 2K display unit powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device also comes with 16GB of internal storage and support for 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The stand for the device is made of a clear material to give the impression the unit is floating in the air. Acer has included USB 3.0, HDMI and DisplayPort connections so the unit can serve as an external display for other devices. Acer indicates the device includes their Acer Open Platform which can be used to easily Build Your Own Cloud for access to files from other devices.

The Acer TA272 HUL is now shipping around the globe. The suggested retail price is $1,099. Hit the break to view the full press release from Acer. Read more

Acer announces the Liquid Z5 Android smartphone


Acer just announced the Liquid Z5, which is a budget phone with a 5-inch (854 x 480) display. Despite its size it’s fairly light and not too thick (147 grams / 8.8mm thick). The rest of the specs include a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of internal storage, 5MP rear camera, and DTS sound. Acer is touting the camera as best-in class with a f2.4 aperture and 1.4umx1.4um pixel size, which should do well in low light. Acer’s own UI is onboard, which lets users select custom profiles and float certain apps for multitasking.

You will have your choice of either Essential White or Gentle Grey for €169 ($230). It will be available in France, Benelux, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine and UK starting from mid-January. Full presser after the break.

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Acer refreshes Iconia tablets for 2014


Acer is ready to release refreshed Iconia tablet devices at CES 2014 next week. This year’s models include the 7.9-inch Acer Iconia A1-830 and the 7-inch Acer Iconia B1-720. The Iconia A1-830 is the higher end unit of the two with an aluminum back, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with an option to expand via microSD, and a screen running at 1024×768 resolution. The Iconia B1-720 comes with a 1.3 GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. Both devices will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Iconia A1-830 will hit the market for $149 while the smaller Iconia B1-720 will sell for $130.

C720P Chromebook by Acer announced, touchscreen notebook for affordable price

New Chromebook

If you were planning on purchasing a Chromebook with a touchscreen, you previously only really had one option: at $1,299, Google’s Chromebook Pixel was the only laptop running Chrome OS with a touchscreen.

However, for only $299, you’ll soon be able to get Acer’s C720P Chromebook which features a touchscreen. It’ll be available on Amazon and in Best Buy, and on Acer’s online store.

Startup is still only 7 seconds, and features 7.5 hour battery life. The processor is also a Haswell-based Intel Celeron CPU— all very nice.

You’ll get 32GB of flash storage, more than the 16GB offered by the other model’s in Acer’s C720 line. (This Chromebook is essentially the same as the $199 version, but includes the touchscreen.)

If you’re looking for a device to get some lightweight work done on the go, then this Chromebook is certainly an awesome option.

Acer slims down latest Chromebook, trims the price in the process


Acer recently launched the C720 Chromebook for $249 and the device has been receiving generally positive reviews. Even at that low price point, Acer has decided to try to reach an audience with even tighter wallets by releasing the C720-2848 version. The only difference Acer has implemented is a reduction in the amount of RAM, dropping it from 4GB down to only 2GB. In conjunction with that, the new device only costs $199.

The Acer C720-2848 features an 11.6-inch screen running at 1366×768 resolution, an Intel Haswell Celeron processor, 16GB of flash storage, and the aforementioned 2GB of RAM. Performance-wise, this means users may not want to keep quite so many tabs or apps running at any given time. According to Acer, the new Chromebook is available from Amazon and Best Buy starting today.

source: The Verge

Acer announces C720 Chromebook, pre-orders starting today

Acer Chromebook

Chromebooks everywhere! Following the announcement of HP’s new Chromebook comes Acer’s new 11.6-inch Haswell-powered C720 Chromebook. The notebook will run for $249.99, and you can pre-order it now on either Amazon or Best Buy online. It should launch by the holidays…

The new Chromebook has a speedy Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor and a nice design. The display is 11.6-inches, is 1366 x 768 pixels and is anti-glare. The battery will keep you up and running for about 8.5 hours, and it has 4GB of DDR3L RAM, and 16 GB SSD storage. Unlike previous Chromebooks, free Google Drive storage is not included. I’m sure this wasn’t a major selling point for most consumers anyway.

The C720 has all of the essentials as well, including both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI, and an SD card reader. It’s WiFi only and has no 3G/4G option- there are no plans to bring cellular connectivity to it in the future.

Source: TechnoBuffalo