October 26th, 2012 — 4:05pm
Earlier this week, Acer Philippines held a Windows 8 product launch event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel here in Manila. It was there that a number of new Acer computers were revealed as headed for the Philippine market with Windows 8. The computers that were launched include the Aspire 7600U all-in-one desktop PC, the Iconia Tab W510 tablet, and the Aspire S7 touchscreen Ultrabook. Each and every single one of these new products will feature touchscreen displays and run Windows 8 as the default operating system. Continue reading to learn more about these new Windows 8-powered computers from Acer.
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October 23rd, 2012 — 9:34am
In a couple of hours, Acer will officially unveil its latest Windows-powered laptops and tablet computers with Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft itself isn’t set to launch Windows 8 officially until later this week, which means that we here in the Philippines get first dibs on some of Acer’s newest devices. As the official press invite for today’s event states, “The new generation of gr8 [sic] computing is about to begin.” My guess is the touchscreen all-in-one slash tablet computer hybrids that were first showcased at Computex 2012 will be what’s in store for attendees later. Watch out for a more detailed post about the launch event and all of the devices that are going to be part of it posted here later.
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October 4th, 2012 — 9:43am
Acer finally specified a release date and announced pricing info for the world’s thinnest laptop ever, the Aspire S7 Ultrabook. It will arrive on October 26th with Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system and prices that start at $1,200 USD (about 49,900 Pesos). Available in two size versions–11-inches and 13-inches–it features 1080p IPS touchscreen displays, Intel Core i5/i7 processors, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and at least 128GB of SSD storage (it goes up to 256GB on the 13-inch model). Continue reading for more pictures of the Acer Aspire S7 as well as a quick list of specs of all three versions to be released soon.
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October 1st, 2012 — 6:18pm
While the market may seem loathe to embrace Windows 8-powered laptops–mainly because most anything can be done with nothing more than a tablet or a smartphone nowadays–ODMs from Taiwan are actually seeing an increase in notebook shipments to the likes of Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and HP. As the Chinese DigiTimes reports, HP, Asus, and Acer are expected to see increases in notebook shipments by 70%, 50%, and 30%, respectively. It is said that Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 launch is the driving force behind this sequential growth. However, a separate report on the Taipei Times says that overall notebook orders will remain weak through Q4 2012 based on a recent survey conducted by Deutsche Bank, where it was shown that it will take time for consumers to warm up to new Windows 8 devices. Further, the report cites a Taipei-based Deutsche Bank analyst named Ivy Lee in saying that Acer’s sales will decline 2% sequentially due to a product transition period while sales of Asus and Lenovo will increase from Q2 by 12% and 8%, respectively.
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October 1st, 2012 — 1:34pm
If you purchase an Acer computer between today, October 1st, and January 31st in 2013, you can upgrade the default operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro at absolutely no extra cost. This is because of an ongoing promotion for buyers of all Acer Aspire and TravelMate laptops, as well as Aspire and Veriton desktop computers with Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed.
As one of the participants in Microsoft’s Windows 8 Upgrade Offer program, Acer will reimburse the €14.99 (about $19 USD) cost for upgrading to Windows 8. A promo is also available for all Acer Ultrabook and Aspire Predator desktop computers purchased with Windows 7 Home Premium between June 2nd and January 31, 2013. Read the full details of the promotion via the source link below.
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