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Wang Out, Wong In: Acer CEO Resigns Following Financial Losses

Acer CEO JT Wang has announced his decision to resign from the consumer electronics company following poor financial results and struggling PC sales. Wang will step down from the CEO position on January 1, but will remain chairman until the…Read more ›

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Microsoft’s iPad Hate-Fest Continues With New Acer Iconia W3 Ad [Video]

ipadminivsacer  Microsoft gave us a new anti-iPad ad yesterday, but there’s even more where that came from as the company released a new ad today that takes the iPad mini to task against the Acer Iconia W3. The ad mostly focuses on the differences between iOS and Windows 8 and suggests that the iPad mini […]

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Acer Mimics Apple’s iCloud Presentation with Unveiling of AcerCloud

Seems like another consumer electronics manufacturer has unveiled a new service that appears to be something very similar to what Apple has unveiled before. Acer, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer seems to have unveiled a new service called AcerCloud that seems to be a quite similar to Apples iCloud service. The thing that makes this whole situation the most ironic is the presentation that Acer gave regarding their new cloud service. If you take a quick  [Read More…]

Acer: Apple is Beating Our Brains In, But Third-World Still Loves Our Netbooks

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Despite being caught in Apples vise-like iPad and MacBook Air grip, Acer continues on with the belief there must be a market somewhere remaining for netbooks maybe China. Monday, the head of the companys China operations said emerging markets could boost vanishing profits. On Monday, the head of the companys China operations said emerging markets could boost vanishing profits. In other words, everyone  [Read More…]

Asus, Acer Cut MacBook Air Competing Ultrabook Orders By 40%

Acer and Asus have cut order for their MacBook Air competing Ultrabooks by as much as 40 percent according toDigitimes. The report cites struggling sales as the reason for the cuts. Both Acer and Asus anticipated ordering as many as 300,000 Ultrabooks by the end of 2011. But, with first-month sales of Windows-based Ultrabooks reportedly unsatisfactory producers cut orders to between 150,000 and 180,000 units according toDigitimeswho cited sources at design manufacturers. The report claims  [Read More…]

Acer: Ultrabooks Will Start Destroying iPad In 2012

Acer, the company that saw the iPad devour its Netbook market, is whistling past the graveyard again. This time, the Taiwan-based PC maker forecasts consumers will turn from tablets to Ultrabooks in 2012. Such talk could go into the same category of the Mayan calendar foreshadowing the end of the world. Ultrabooks, a fledgling category of PCs pushed by Intel designed to compete with the $ 999 lightweight MacBook Air, will  [Read More…]

Acer and ViewSonic Will Be Paying Microsoft For Their Use Of Android

Today, Microsoft has announced that the reached an agreement with Acer and ViewSonic which will make the two companies pay Microsoft royalties on the sales of their Android devices. This deal also covers their future use of Google’s Chrome OS. Android-Microsoft-Logo “We are pleased that Acer is taking advantage of our industrywide licensing program established  [Read More…]

Acer Says iPads Are Like Netbooks: No One Will Want One In A Year

Its a sickness, this desire for iPads. Thats the diagnosis of the head of Acer, the netbook maker that has had the stuffing kicked out of it by, um, the iPad. But dont fret, the Acer chairman says this tablet fever consumers have contracted will break. And that first-ever quarterly loss of 234 million Acer reported Tuesday? That was just a correction period, company chairman J.T. Wang told reporters. The loss  [Read More…]

Acer Founder Says MacBook Airs, iPads, Tablets and Ultrabooks Are Just A Silly Fad

Acer founder Stan Shih has opened his mouth and said something extraordinary stupid: the ultrabook and tablet form factors are nothing but a stupid fad with no future. Someone should tell Apple that, so they can stop selling iPads and MacBook Airs to a throng of millions of excited customers.   Sayeth Digitimes: Acer founder Stan Shih has commented that the fads for ultrabooks and tablet PCs are both short-term  [Read More…]

If Apple Wants A Patent War, Acer Is Ready

According to DigiTimes report, Acer chairman JT Wang is hinting of a possible patent infringement claim from Apple. Acer is one of the high-profile Android backers anxiously awaiting the outcome of Apples infringement claims. As Apple’s patent lawsuits against HTC have created concerns among market watchers, and have even strongly impacted HTC’s stock price, Wang pointed out that the player, which started the patent war, wants either money or market influence and should  [Read More…]