Asus and Acer to merge into a single company?

Asus and Acer to merge into a single company?

The shrinking margins inevitably lead to industry consolidation. Acer founder Stan Shih said that the Wintel model doesn’t work anymore with Microsoft and Intel keeping all the profits. The Taiwanese company can either experiment with other platforms (like it already does) or try to further enhance its supply chain; or look to merge with some…

Acer founder thinks Wintel is destined to fail

Acer founder thinks Wintel is destined to fail

Acer founder thinks the Wintel model that has been working for so long is destined to fail. Commenting on latest events in the PC industry at a recent media conference, Acer’s Stan Shih said this will happen since the two giants (Microsoft and Intel) have been keeping most of the profits to themselves, which is…

Acer unveils 24-inch, Android-powered PC with Tegra 3 chip

Acer unveils 24-inch, Android-powered PC with Tegra 3 chip

Acer is launching a somewhat crazy product at IFA. The newly announced Acer DA241HL is a 24-inch tablet running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In addition, it’s powered by last-year’s Tegra 3 chip (as opposed to the hot-new Tegra 4 processor) delivering decent though not great experience. Perhaps more interesting is the tablet’s ability to work…

Acer Liquid Z3 is a small but decent Android smartphone

Acer Liquid Z3 is a small but decent Android smartphone

Acer unveiled a new Android smartphone, its fifth this year. The new Liquid Z3 doesn’t follow the trend of super-big devices; quite the contrary, it comes with a 3.5-inch screen and will thus easily fit into any pocket. In addition, this phone also packs a 1.7GHz dual-core processor making sure apps will run as fast…

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