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Six months ago, the co-founder of Acer stepped out of retirement to take up the positions of chairman and CEO, with the intention of turning the embattled PC maker's fortunes around. Stan Shih now claims that he's succeeded in this mission, and that people's confidence in the company should be res...

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You gotta hand it to Acer for giving its products self-explanatory names. The company just announced the Aspire Switch 10, and it's pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Which is to say, it's a 10.1-inch Windows device that switches (get it?) from one mode to another. In particular, it's a tabl...

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The official end to Windows XP support may have sent many companies into a panic, but it was good news for PC manufacturers this winter... well, sort of. Both Gartner and IDC report a big increase in PC shipments during the first quarter thanks to companies scrambling to replace old XP computers a...

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Acer's Iconia W3 wasn't quite the best introduction to 8-inch Windows tablets; we liked it, but its subpar display and modest performance kept it from being stellar. Give credit to the company for quickly learning from its mistakes, though. Less than a year later, the company has released the Icon...

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It's now officially spring -- that wonderful time of the year that leaves you feeling guilty for not going outside. Why not take a small, portable computing device with you? A selection of modestly discounted Android, iOS and Windows 8 slabs await your frugal whims after the break. Abhor reading L...

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Between the 30 percent pay cut, losing $700 million and hiring and firing two CEOs in 15 days, it's not been a great time to be an Acer executive. As if things couldn't get any worse, the company is now subject to an insider trading probe that has seen long-time spokesperson Henry Wang detained fo...

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Last week, Acer announced its latest budget smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress, and as expected those devices are making an appearance at the show. We guessed that the €199 ($275) Liquid E3 is looking to go toe-to-toe with the Moto G in terms of specs, while the €99 Liquid Z4 ($1...

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CES has been over for a month now, which means it's high time we update all our buyer's guides with some of the new stuff that was just announced. In the coming weeks, we'll have fresh tablet and phone picks, but today, we're all about the laptops. Whether you're in the market for an Ultrabook, co...

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While we found the S7 a "near perfect" machine, one of our gripes was that Acer didn't offer any versions with a 2,560 x 1,440 high-res display in the US. Now the company is dropping off Wide Quad High-definition (WQHD) S7 laptops in the states, and has already specced out two samples packing a 25...

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Acer executives are having a gloomy time of it after suffering a huger-than-expected financial loss for 2013 and subsequently being forced to take a 30 percent pay cut. Despite launching a wide range of PCs and tablets last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer lost around $700 million (NT$21 billion),...

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