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AMD launches Radeon 5500 series GPUs for desktops & notebooks
MSI, HP, Lenovo and Acer all expected to launch systems with the cards over the next few months.
Traditional PC market continues growth despite issues in the supply chain
Nearly one of every four PCs shipped during the quarter were from Lenovo or one of its subsidiaries as the company once again managed to hold the top position in the market.
Intel launches first 10th Gen Intel Core processors
The processors bring high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) to the PC at scale, feature new Intel Iris Plus graphics for entertainment.
Acer's $5k gaming monitor promises speed and brightness
Acer has given the world a sneak preview of its new Predator X35 gaming monitor, due to be released from August 1.
IDC: Global personal computing market sees growth bump
Year-over-year growth during the quarter reached 4.7%, which was notably higher than expected.
PC market back on the downslide, says IDC
New Zealand PC market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC New Zealand reports.
HP takes top spot from Lenovo in PC market
In the worldwide PC market, global shipments were above expectations, reaching 58.5 million during the last quarter.
Acer’s new laptops for business and education
The TravelMate X514 is designed for business and commercial use, while the Chromebook Spin 13 aims for the growing classroom device market.
Acer’s new programme and portal for partners
A simple and manageable programme designed to incentivise, recognise and reward commercial partner achievements.
Acer’s new top tech gaming notebooks
Predator Triton 900 features a convertible 4K display and the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, and the 500 is just 18mm thick.
IDC: PC shipments decline even in holiday quarter
The traditional PC market saw shipments decline 3.7% in 4Q18, although this was less than the expected 4.7%.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.