In the face of a slump in PC sales and industry debate over whether the smartphone or tablet is now the preferred tool for a large segment of domestic and even small business users, Asus continues to release a number of combined and flexible devices that try to play on both sides of the dividing lines.
Don’t let the aggressive design fool you: This gaming rig is a pussycat, not a tiger.
Acer said its net profit for the first quarter grew 55 percent year-over-year, but its revenue continued to decline amid struggling PC sales.
After months of rumors suggesting that small form factor Windows 8 tablets were on the horizon, Amazon accidentally leaked an 8.1-inch Acer slate before it was officially announced.
Acer is waiting for the next version of Windows RT, due in the second half of this year, before deciding whether to release a tablet that runs on that OS.
Acer has placed its bet in the tablet wars on low pricing, introducing a $169 Android tablet with a 7.9-inch screen.
Samsung, Lenovo, and HP are expected to release Chromebooks soon as well.
As PC sales remain sluggish, analysts expect Taiwanese vendors Acer and Asustek Computer to try to seize today's changing tech market with low-end Android tablets, for which consumer demand is high.
Aimed primarily at schools, this latest entry offers six hours of battery life.