Two different versions of the Chrome-based laptop feature the Core i3-40005U Haswell CPU, with a starting price of $349.99.
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The new model will join a growing list of Windows 8.1 slates when it ships later this month, starting at $329.99 for a 32GB version.
Chromebooks are not exactly mainstream but the new models now appearing may change that. The new model from Acer is leveraging the Intel Haswell processor to leave the rest behind.
The fight between ARM and Intel just got more interesting as Acer unveils a new Chromebook for $249 with Haswell.
At the Intel Developer's Forum (IDF) Google announced new Chromebooks coming from Acer and HP with Haswell processors. Chrome OS devices will also be released by Asus and Toshiba, new to Chrome OS.
The ultra-thin notebooks also get their RAM doubled to 8GB, but starting at $1,449.99, they don't come cheap.
After being an early supporter of the high-speed interface, the PC maker is throwing its weight behind USB 3.0.
Acer, Intel, Qualcomm, and SingTel-Optus have joined a program to benchmark 3D gaming standards on Android devices.
Ivy Bridge launch talk has focused on laptops, but Acer and Gateway subsidiary have taken the occasion to update some of their desktop lineup with the new CPUs.
In June, AMD will launch a new platform codenamed Ultrathin to compete against Intel-based Ultrabooks, according to an unconfirmed report in Taiwan's Digitimes. It claims that systems based on AMD's Trinity platform will have "an overall cost 10-20 percent lower than that from Intel", and that manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asus could place orders.
At CES 2012, Dell showed off its first ultrabook, a 13.3-inch Intel-based device that comes with Windows plus a few features aimed at appealing to enterprise users
Considering that Intel was pushing vendors to keep its Ultrabook prices below $1,000, charging $300 more than that doesn't exactly jibe with the plan to undercut the MacBook Air pricing.
Thunderbolt, Intel's high-speed communications protocol, is coming to Windows PCs in 2012.Acer and Asus should bring out Windows devices — including Ultrabooks — that support the high-speed interconnect technology next year, Mooly Eden, Intel's general manager of PC client devices, told attendees at the Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday.
Acer prepping first laptop using Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip, plus Intel Ultrabooks to revive flagging profits
Computer Goliath Acer stumbled in the second quarter, losing money and dropping from second to fourth place in global PC sales. As part of its hoped-for return to profitability for the rest of 2011, the company is working on a couple of new ideas for the notebook market.
This 13.3" from Acer's refreshed TimelineX series is an entertainment powerhouse with great battery life for everyone from business professionals to students.
The Apple MacBook Air is getting a little more Windows-based competition on the lower end of the $1,000 price equator. First, Asus announced the UX21 laptop at Computex last week, with the company promising a sub-$1,000 price point for a sleek portable that's just 0.
Acer is reported to be readying an Android tablet based on the Intel Oak Trail processor for the July timeframe. The Android Honeycomb tablet is allegedly in mass production according to suppliers.
The Chromebooks will be produced by Samsung and Acer, feature dual-core processors and go on sale in June, while new Chrome OS functionality has been detailed for the first time
Intel's CPU technology, which has better power efficiency and graphics capabilities than the last generation, is featured in a number of new or refreshed notebooks unveiled at CES
Acer has trotted out seven new notebooks under the Aspire umbrella, ranging from budget-friendly to "amplified PC performance."