At Computex, Acer reveals big lineup of Ultrabooks, notebooks, and an update to its Predator desktop gaming PC.
After months on the market, Windows 8 tablets have yet to rack up the sales Microsoft and PC vendors were originally hoping for. But on Monday Taiwanese PC maker Acer showed off what could be the first of many Windows 8 tablets to come in smaller screen sizes, following the success of Apple's iPad mini and Google's Nexus 7.
Windows 8 is joining the 8-inch tablet bandwagon with a new device from Acer that will launch later this month and come with a price tag between $400 and $500.
At Computex in Taipei Monday we'll hear from Acer, MSI, Asus and ARM as the companies tout their latest products. We also expect to see a number of Windows tablets and new laptop-table hybrids.
Acer is expected to double down on Android PCs by announcing an overpowered and underpriced all-in-one PC rocking a fourth-generation Intel "Haswell” Core processor, as a Windows 8 alternative.
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.