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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
Pakuranga College takes out New Era/Acer eLearning challenge
Pakuranga College students have been reaping the rewards of an outcome-based eLearning initiative, which has now won them $10,000 of IT and support.
NZ PC market stabilises following competition from Lenovo
“Increased competition particularly after Lenovo’s entry in the consumer space combined with strong spending in the education and government segments.
Lower PC pricing and Chromebooks bite into Acer NZ revenue
Acer New Zealand sees declining revenue - but a reduced loss - as entry level PC and Chromebook popularity bites.
New Acer portal links Aus resellers directly to SMB market
Acer has announced a new portal designed specifically for Australia’s small and medium businesses and the channel partners who support them.
Going down: NZ PC shipments slump in Q1
PC shipments in New Zealand slumped in Q1, with exchange rates one of the key factors – and the months ahead aren’t looking much better.
Acer unleashes tough Chromebooks on classrooms
Acer is set to release two new Chromebooks designed for the school setting in February of this year.
Strength in APAC positive signs for PC market
PC leaders continue growth and share gains as market remains slow, according to IDC.
Chromebooks go big
Recent success in the ultra-affordable Chromebook market now sees Acer enlarging its 11 and 13 inch display models to a somewhat regular size of 15 inches.
NZ "fastest growing" PC market in APAC...
"This propulsion is expected to continue throughout 2014, thus elevating New Zealand to the best performing market in the region."
Synnex NZ eyes corporate growth, cloud...
"Sometimes it's better to do it right the first time and not be afraid of watching and learning from others."
Chromebook sales set to triple as vendor interest intensifies…
"Competition in the Chromebook market is intensifying as more vendors launch Chromebooks, with eight models in the market in 2014."
New tablet phase ahead as vendors claw back Apple / Samsung dominance
"Until recently, Apple, and to a lesser extent Samsung, have been sitting at the top of the market, minimally impacted by the progress from competitors."
"Pockets of optimism" emerge from ANZ PC market...
"There are pockets of optimism coming from mature markets like ANZ, Singapore, and Hong Kong, where the smartphones and tablets near saturation."
Lenovo leads the way as PC market lives to fight another day
"The better than expected results seem to arise from two places..."
$100 mil and climbing for Synnex New Zealand
Synnex New Zealand has surpassed $100 million in revenue, with promises of another record year ahead.
Optimism rises as NZ PC market continues annual surge
The year 2014 appears to be one of optimism for the New Zealand PC market.
Synnex replaces Ingram Micro as Acer NZ distie
"It is important we align ourselves with the most dedicated and effective partners to continue this momentum."
Android devices fuel strong tablet growth...
Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68 percent increase on 2012, according to Gartner.