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IDC - Global traditional PC market growth strongest since 1Q12
After six years of mediocre to flat growth, traditional PCs look to be on the rise again.
16 Jul 18
Research: HP took lion’s share of PC shipments in 4Q17
“Chromebooks grew by 67.2% YoY, the majority of which came from the education segment. The uptake of Chromebooks is expected to increase in 2018.”
21 Mar 18
AR/VR headset market forecast to rocket 48.5% in 2018
After its brief hiccup in 2017, the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets market is set to offer opportunities aplenty.
20 Mar 18
Hands-on review: Acer Switch 5
The Acer Switch 5 is a well-designed hybrid laptop for average everyday use, even if it is a bit expensive.
12 Mar 18
NSW government taps 13 IT companies for ICT services panel
Ingram Micro, Data#3, Acer and Lenovo (amongst others) will all deliver services for NSW government departments.
12 Feb 18
Hands-on review: The Acer Spin 7 laptop performs most admirably
This machine will be a brilliant alternative to those of you who are iOS averse...
20 Sep 17
Consumer, enterprise and public sector fuel Aussie PC spend
Australia’s traditional PC market has bucked the global trend to record growth in Q2, driven by strong consumer, enterprise and public sector spend.
11 Sep 17
Indian PC market hits all-time low on back of GST implementation
Traditional PC shipments in India have slumped nearly 19% quarter on quarter to an all-time low on the back of the recent GST implementation, IDC says
28 Aug 17
Acer's New Zealand business back in black
Acer Computer’s New Zealand business has bounced back into the black in its latest financials, after recording a 7% increase in revenue for the year.
19 Jun 17
Cyclone fleshes out All of Government offerings with new Acer deal
Cyclone has inked a deal with Acer which will see it providing the vendor’s full product suite to All of Government participating agencies.
12 Jun 17
New partnership gives educators more ICT procurement options
Acer and Cyclone forge new partnership to pass on savings and a wider range of ICT procurement options to New Zealand Schools.
09 Jun 17
Acer reveals ultra thin gaming notebook with NASA technology
Acer's new gaming notebook features a very slim design, latest graphics and processors with what it claims is industry-leading thermal technology.
01 Jun 17
Microsoft announces controllers for mixed reality headsets
Developers have two headsets to choose from: a $300 Acer one and a $329 HP one, both of which are available now for pre-order.
12 May 17
Acer's new Predator gaming laptop looks FIERCE
This stacked gaming laptop will be available to try at IEM in Sydney this weekend.
05 May 17
Another smartwatch, this time by Acer
“The new Acer Leap Ware is designed to act as a virtual coach to help people go, track, and share.
28 Apr 17
Hands-on review: Acer Switch Alpha 12 - a tablet packed with value
Armed with an Intel Core i3 processor, the Acer Switch Alpha 12 is pretty zippy upon startup, and I found it easy to use the touch screen controls.
28 Sep 16
Hands-on review: ACER Aspire S13 - slim, sexy and powerful
The Aspire S13 is easily one of the most user-friendly devices I’ve trialled, with a powerful processor, the wonderful ergonomics and a sexy feel.
09 Aug 16
Acer NZ slides further into the red despite revenue increases
Acer's New Zealand operations have tumbled further into the red, despite an increase in revenue, with losses topping $1 million for FY15.
05 Jul 16
Acer suffers US data breach, extent of damage unknown
Taiwanese tech giant Acer recently suffered a massive data breach that has potentially affected 34,500 of its US customers.
27 Jun 16
Acer plans ambitious repositioning strategy
Acer has announced plans to target several new markets to drive public perception away from being an inexpensive, entry-level PC brand.
20 May 16
Acer reports lacklustre revenues for 1Q16
Acer has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2016, with figures not looking so great for the Taiwan-based PC vendor.
16 May 16
Acer works to maintain lead in competitive PC market
"Differentiation in a competitive, shrinking global PC market requires more precise execution across all price bands and form factors."
09 May 16
VIDEO: Acer Predator face off - X34 vs Z35
Computer Lounge puts the Acer Predator X34 head-to-head with its sibling, the Acer Predator Z35.
09 Mar 16
Microsoft and Acer expand partnership
"Mutually beneficial and collaborative agreements such as this one promote innovation and lead to better products and experiences for consumers."
12 Feb 16