Lenovo and Acer separately announce online personal data storage services that make your music, videos, photos, and documents available across all your devices.
Acer Sunday became one of the first PC makers to show a laptop using Intel's upcoming Core processor code-named Ivy Bridge.
Acer kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show by previewing a free cloud service for storing images and other documents online, and showing a novel Ultrabook laptop.
Ultrabooks--from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba--promise to deliver enough power to satisfy your needs in a thinner, lighter package than previous Windows laptops could offer. We took the first Ultrabooks for a spin in the PCWorld Labs.
Acer says it will concentrate on selling Intel's new class of super-thin laptops in established markets such as the United States.
Intel is reportedly offering subsidies to manufacturers to get the price of Ultrabooks lower.
All the pieces are in place for a surge in laptop sales next year--from new Intel chips to the planned launch of the Windows 8 operating system to sleeker designs.
The netbook market may be dwindling, but it's not dead yet.