Acer's still hoping for Windows 8 sales to take off, but in the meantime, the company has been pleasantly surprised with sales of its Chromebooks.
Acer is trying to adapt to the slowdown in the PC market by shutting down its eMachines unit and refocusing Gateway and Packard Bell to offer new products that are "beyond the PC."
Acer's Atom-based Windows 8 tablet is great for video, if not books, and the docking station models are serviceable as netbook-sized laptops.
Apple continues to dominate the world of laptops. When we surveyed our readers, they gave the company the highest scores in almost all of our satisfaction measurements.
This sleek budget machine looks good but lacks performance muscle.
In the age of ultra-portability and high-end laptop performance Acer's Aspire M5-481PT feels just a bit too big, a bit too heavy, a bit too slow, and a bit too dull.
The Aspire 7600U is a mesmerizing machine, but its mobile processor means less-than-impressive performance.
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