Acer says it's trying to grow its non-Windows business "as soon as possible," which means more Chromebooks and Android-powered devices from the manufacturer.
Taiwanese PC maker Acer reported a net loss in the second quarter, attributing it to the company's growing investment in product design and the recent rise in DRAM prices.
Yes, the number of tablets sold dropped sequentially from a quarter ago, after Apple didn't produce a new version of its iPad. But tablet sales still show no signs of stopping, driven by a flood of no-name tablets.
The 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 may have just been released in June, but a new report claims a refresh is slated for September.
Thunderbolt may be the better technology, but that doesn't matter if nobody can afford it.
The Acer Iconia W3 is the first eight-inch Windows tablet we've used. Is it the Windows version of beloved tablets like the Google/Asus Nexus 7? In a way, yes.
The shift toward smaller tablets will accelerate in the second half of the year when a slew of tablet makers, including Apple, introduce new models with screens 8-in. or smaller, said Richard Shim, an analyst with DisplaySearch.
Taiwan's Acer is breaking Android out of its comfort zone and has installed the operating system on a 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop PC that is expected on sale in the U.S. later this year.
The trusty old laptop is being kicked to the curb, with PC makers trying to spice up their offerings by pushing a variety of hybrids, tablets and smaller-screen devices at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week.
Asus was the big story with a slew of product announcements on the first day of Computex. But now it's Intel's turn to return to the spotlight.