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Acer and Intel join hands to introduce Acer Liquid C1 smartphone

Feb 1, 11:02

Acer and Intel have announced the Acer Liquid C1 smartphone based on Intel's Atom Z2420 processor for the Asia Pacific region. The smartphone will be available with a special promotion...

Acer considering selling Chromebook in countries outside the US

Jan 28, 23:06

Seeing its Chromebook products enjoy better-than-expected sales in the US, Acer is currently considering to sell the products in other mature markets outside the US, according to...

Acer sets 4 operational directions

Jan 24, 20:02

Acer has set four directions for its business operations: touch panel PCs, smart hand-held devices, business-use products and government procurement projects, and display-based home-use...

Acer likely to book substantial intangible asset losses in 2012

Jan 22, 22:36

Acer is expected to book a loss of NT$3.5 billion (US$120.8 million) or NT$1.30 per share for 2012 due to reduced value of its intangible assets amid its process to streamline brand...

Acer fires employee for fraud

Jan 22, 20:11

Acer has fired an employee accused of misappropriating company products via fake orders and selling them for personal profit in Taiwan. Acer has also filed a lawsuit against the wo...

Google happy to see Acer, Asustek launch inexpensive tablets to hike Android penetration, say Taiwan makers

Jan 17, 19:31

As Acer and Asustek Computer will soon launch 7-inch tablets for sale at about US$149, Google, although having cooperated with Asustek to develop the Nexus 7, is not worried about...

Acer discontinues eMachines brand

Jan 17, 15:09

Acer has confirmed that it has discontinued the operations of its eMachines brand, which it brought in after acquiring Gateway.

HP, Lenovo expected to see 1Q13 notebook shipments fall 20% sequentially

Jan 16, 12:16

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo are expected to see their notebook shipments drop about 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2013, higher than an average 10% decline anticipated...

Global tablet shipments to top 170-180 million units in 2013

Jan 15, 15:27

Global sales of tablets are expected to top 170-180 million in 2013 with 7-inch models likely to enjoy higher growth momentum, according to industry sources, citing data released...

MediaTek, VIA to compete with Qualcomm, Nvidia for processors used in inexpensive tablets

Jan 14, 21:13

Taiwan-based vendors Acer and Asustek Computer, in order to minimize production cost, have adopted dual-core processors developed by Taiwan-based MediaTek and China-based WonderMedia...

Worldwide PC shipments decline over 6% on year in 4Q12, says IDC

Jan 14, 16:11

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 89.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, down 6.4% compared to the same quarter in 2011 and worse than the forecast decline of 4.4%, according...

PC industry will face a difficult year in 2013

Jan 9, 15:51

As TV and related innovative applications become the spotlights of CES 2013 and attract the most attention, PC players are concerned that the trend will lead to 2013 becoming a difficult...

Touchscreen offers new opportunity for PC brands: An interview with Acer president

Dec 27, 15:56

The PC industry saw several major developments in 2012, such as the rise of ARM-based products that greatly weakened the influence of the Wintel platform and Microsoft's launch of...

Jim Wong, Acer president

Netbook market to end at the end of 2012

Dec 26, 22:20

With Asustek Computer recently announcing an end to its Eee PC product line from the end of 2012, while Acer also has no plans to release more netbook products, the netbook market...

Lenovo, HP January 2013 notebook shipments expected to be higher than Acer, Asustek

Dec 26, 15:38

Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are expected to see better shipment performance than Acer and Asustek Computer in January 2013 mainly because Lenovo will see strong demand in China...

Acer, Asustek to start up low price tablet competition

Dec 24, 22:40

After Acer reportedly plans to release a 7-inch tablet model with a price of US$99 in the first quarter of 2013, Asustek Computer is also set launch a 7-inch tablet with a price of...

Acer, Asustek to start up 7-inch tablet war in 2013

Acer to host supply chain conference in January 2013

Dec 24, 22:34

Acer is set to host a supply chain conference on January 17, 2013 with its upstream partners including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron Technology, to all...

Acer to host a supply chain conference in January 2013

Acer to raise notebook supply proportion from Chongqing to 75% in 2013

Dec 24, 15:16

Acer is expected to have 60-62% of its notebook shipments supplied from Chongqing, China in 2012 and the proportion will rise to 75% in 2013, according to sources from the upstream...

Acer to launch US$99 7-inch tablet, say Taiwan makers

Dec 22, 15:52

Acer will launch a 7-inch Android tablet for sale at only US$99 in the first quarter of 2013, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Acer, Wistron to cooperate to set up notebook factory in Brazil, say Taiwan makers

Dec 20, 20:22

Acer an Wistron will cooperate to establish a factory in Brazil to assemble 14-inch notebooks, with Wistron to operate the factory and volume production to begin in May 2013, according...

Acer pushing tablet shipments

Dec 12, 22:07

Acer originally believed that tablets would soon lose their attractiveness to consumers helping notebooks to regain their influence; however as market watchers and IT players mostly...

Touchscreen notebooks helping to maintain notebook ASPs during the year-end holidays, says Acer

Dec 12, 22:02

Due to demand for touchscreen notebooks, Acer has seen ASPs during the year-end holidays, rise from US$433 originally to US$477, according to company chairman JT Wang.

Acer suffers drop in November revenues

Dec 10, 22:25

Acer has announced non-consolidated revenues of NT$24.36 billion (US$837.43 million) for November, down 4.58% on month and 31.88% on year, while the company's combined non-consolidated...

Wistron evaluating factory establishment in Brazil

Dec 7, 15:26

Wistron is evaluating the feasibility of a request from Acer to set up a factory in Brazil for supplying Acer PCs for local sale. If Wistron decides to do so, it will begin production...

Asustek, Acer likely to be selected as Microsoft IDP partners for 2013 Windows, say Taiwan makers

Dec 5, 15:58

Microsoft has begun the process of selecting its Integrated Development Program (IDP) partners specifically for cooperation to develop hardware based on 2013 versions of Windows from...

Phison secures SSD orders for ultrabooks

Dec 3, 21:46

Phison Electronics' solid-state drive (SSD) products reportedly have attracted orders from Acer and Asustek Computer, with shipments kicking off recently.

Brand vendors kick-off in-house notebook R&D for high-end models

Dec 3, 16:17

As notebook brand vendors have recently started up in-house R&D, sources from notebook ODMs expect such a strategy will only be applied for high-end models and should have a limited...

Notebook vendors gearing up for touchscreen devices

Nov 29, 22:14

Acer, Asustek Computer and Lenovo are gearing up to promote their new touchscreen-based notebooks in 2013. Touchscreen devices are expected to account for 10-15% of overall notebooks...

Notebook ODMs compete aggressively for sporadic orders

Nov 26, 22:00

Although notebook brand vendors have finished most of their order placements for 2013, they are currently still releasing some sporadic orders, accounting for 5-8% of their total...

Acer recruits new marketing executives

Nov 21, 21:18

Acer has recently recruited a new chief marketing officer (CMO), Michael Birkin, chairman of marketing service company, Red Peak, to assist the company to reconstruct and strengthen...

Digitimes Research: Asustek to compete with Acer for top-3 worldwide notebook vendor spot in 2013

Nov 15, 15:45

Weak Global notebook demand is expected to reshuffle the top-10 notebook brand rankings in 2013, with Lenovo expected to successfully take over Hewlett-Packard's (HP) leading position...

Second-generation Chromebook shipments expected to remain weak

Nov 14, 16:19

Samsung Electronics launched an 11.6-inch Chromebook developed through cooperation with Google for sale at US$249 in October 2012 and Acer launched another 11.6-inch Chromebook for...

Acer launches H6 Series LED backlit monitors

Nov 13, 15:55

Acer has launched its H6 LED-backlit monitor series. The series features built-in mobile high-definition link (MHL) technology, which allows direct content synchronization and display...

Acer announces over 30% on-month drop in October revenues

Nov 12, 22:43

Acer has announced revenues of NT$25.53 billion (US$880.8 million) for October, down 32.13% on month, with combined revenues for the first ten months of 2012 reaching NT$306.1 billion,...

Notebook ODMs facing uncertainty as brand vendors take over R&D

Nov 7, 22:12

Acer plans to release a new notebook that is designed and developed in-house, creating an alert among notebook ODMs that brand vendors are trying to become more involved in R&D...

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    Acer launches Ultra HD B286HK professional monitor

    Acer's Ultra HD professional-level monitor, the B286HK, has become available in Taiwan priced at NT$22,900 (US$763) with a three-year warranty. The monitor features Acer's ComfyView...

    Photo: Company, Aug 8.

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    Acer Liquid Z5 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid Z5, a 5-inch entry-level smartphone. The Acer Liquid Z5 features a 16:9 display to enhance movie and video playback and has a thickness of 8.8mm. The...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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    Acer DA223 HQL all-in-one PC

    Acer has announced the DA223 HQL, a portable 21.5-inch all-in-one PC with Android OS, featuring touchscreen function, a built-in battery and seamless edge-to-edge glass design. ...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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    Acer Aspire R7-572 notebook

    With the Ezel hinge, Acer's Aspire R7-572 notebook has four modes of operation: a traditional notebook; a table top pad; a touch display; and the unique Ezel mode, which allows the...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

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    Acer Liquid S2 smartphone

    The Liquid S2 is Acer's first smartphone with Ultra HD recording capability. It features a 6-inch Full HD screen with IPS technology and supports 4G LTE and the Wi-Fi 802.11 ac standard...

    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

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