The folks at Acer have given ZDNet advance notice for some good deals for Black Friday.
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The new lineup is being marketed as both a workstation and a gaming notebook, complete with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics.
Acer CEO called its new product lineup a "critical moment" in its turnaround effort, after years of decline. Cloud, smartphones, tablets and laptops. And a wearable for good measure.
The computer giant has also announced the B50, G50, Z40, and Z50 notebooks, all starting under $600.
Save up to $80 on new models from Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba.
The new notebook lineup is ruggedized and will start at $349 when it becomes available this spring.
The PC manufacturer has a wide variety of systems at sale prices available through its online store, but some specials are better than others.
Lenovo will be preloading a Start Menu plus a new app store from SweetLabs on PCs and laptops, including its Idea and ThinkPad lines.
The ultra-thin notebooks also get their RAM doubled to 8GB, but starting at $1,449.99, they don't come cheap.
Dell and Lenovo are the first two companies named on the whole-of-government IT panel for the delivery of desktops, tablets and laptops for the NSW government.
Todd Bradley steps down from HP's PC and printer unit to be replaced by Dion Weisler, a former Lenovo and Acer executive. HP is hoping Bradley and Weisler can form an executive tag team that can tackle China and Lenovo.
Founded in 2001, the cloud integrator is a Microsoft Gold-level business partner and is also aligned with Citrix, Dell, EMC, Lenovo and CenturyLink.
At its Computex press conference Acer announced what it said is the industry’s first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, its first "phablet," and updates to its Aspire S3 and S7 laptops—all equipped with touchscreens.
The S431 is a bit more fashion-forward than its siblings, while the new Edge models continue the staid ThinkPad tradition.
Taiwanese PC vendor slips from third to fourth position in the last quarter of 2012 due to weak demand leading to rising inventory levels.
Lenovo is integrating touch into its line-up of laptops, desktops and even a tabletop PC. As Lenovo goes Windows 8 sales could follow.
The new Windows 8 laptops/hybrids are rolling out and Lenovo is leading the charge. The new ThinkPad Twist is a delightful Ultrabook with a swivel touch screen that becomes a decent tablet.
You can grab a 7-inch IdeaPad A1 tablet for just $149 and a IdeaPad Yoga 11 convertible Windows RT portable for $649.
Other manufacturers have been bailing out of the once-hot market, but Acer vows to keep making the little laptops.
One of the major themes at Intel’s annual developer conference, which takes place this week, is expected to be convertibles that function as laptops and tablets. These aren't new, but Microsoft's "reimagining" of Windows has prompted PC makers--including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony--to once again experiment with hybrids. Will convertibles finally catch on?
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