Yet another CEO of a major PC player has been shown the door. The times appear dark, but the future of computing has never been brighter.
Acer CEO J.T. Wang is resigning from his post at the Taiwanese PC maker and will be replaced by president Jim Wong as part of a corporate restructuring that will try to revitalize the company's sagging fortunes.
Acer has produced 8-inch tablets before, but this is the first to run the Windows 8.1 operating system.
IDC and Gartner report that the PC market continued downhill during the third quarter, although IDC, at least, reported sales were better than expected.
The V5-552G is an all-purpose, 15-inch laptop with a handsome design as well as decent everyday performance and gaming. But the odd-feeling touchpad click mechanism irks.
Tablets are great for what they are. When you need real computational power on the go, however, only a full-fledged laptop will do the job.
Don’t let the slim design fool you. This machine packs both a powerful CPU and a discrete graphics processor.
We dig the 15.6-inch display and 7-plus hours of battery life, but the 1366 by 768 resolution is a letdown.
The latest Haswell Chromebooks from Acer,Hewlett-Packard, and others should last nine hours or so on a charge, with all the performance of Intel's latest Core chips.
Panasonic and Acer believe bigger is better when it comes to tablets and all-in-ones. This video report from the IFA consumer electronics show looks at Panasonic's 20-inch 4K tablet and Acer's 24-inch all-in-one.