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2009-03-05 10:50:00

BOSTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of online backup to consumers and small businesses, today announced a partnership with Acer Inc. to provide Carbonite's award-winning online backup service to Acer's consumer customers on select PCs shipping to the U.S. and Canada. As part of the partnership, Acer Travelmate and Aspire branded computers ship with a free trial of Carbonite Online Backup(TM) pre-loaded. "This is an ideal partnership that brings true value to...

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2009-03-03 11:20:00

Analysts warned netbook owners to take special precautions involving sensitive passwords to bank information and other private data, due to lax security that makes them easier prey for viruses and hackers, Reuters reported. The low-cost introductory laptops made their debut in 2007 by Taiwan's Asustek. Most major PC makers, including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Lenovo, are now producing their own netbooks. However, security experts say that with their low computing power and relative lack...

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2009-01-07 13:20:00

Analysts say the era of the desktop PC may be coming to an end as wireless advances and lower prices make laptops the preferred option for millions of PC users around the world. Amazon.com's top 10 selling PC and hardware list the weekend before Christmas contained seven laptop models and not one desktop PC. "On both price and performance, laptops are so competitive now it's surprising they weren't able to catch up with desktops even earlier," iSuppli analyst Peter Lin told Reuters. "The...

2008-12-09 08:08:00

EarthLink's Internet Connection Software Now Pre-loaded on New Acer, Gateway and eMachines Computers ATLANTA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK), a leading national consumer Internet Service Provider, today announced that its TotalAccess Internet Software is now being pre-loaded on new Acer, Gateway and eMachines computers in the United States. By having Internet access software pre-loaded, consumers can sign-up and begin surfing the Internet within minutes. "Just...

2008-10-30 12:00:33

The eMachines(R) eMD620-5777 notebook PC debuts today, giving consumers all the essentials of mobile computing at the incredibly affordable price of only $429.99. The new notebook PC combines the latest in popular and useful features with trusted technology, making it ideal for challenging coursework, multimedia school projects, home productivity, research and staying in touch. "The new eMachines notebook is a great way for customers to get everything they need in a notebook at a...

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2008-10-22 09:05:00

Summer sales of personal computers failed to live up to expectations. Experts predict that shoppers will spend even less in the upcoming holiday season.  Even though PC prices have remained constant, buyers may get a price break because computer makers do not want to be left holding a large number of unsold computers.  The unofficial start of the promotional pricing season seems to be starting earlier each year said Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies. Kay said that nervous...

2008-08-13 09:00:21

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Suppliers of corporate and business PCs have had success in marketing small-form-factor PCs, but to date the demand for smaller PCs in the consumer market has not appeared because these PCs lacked the visual processing power to meet consumers' increasingly visual application demands. But this may be changing as consumer PCs are moving from the desktop to the living room and great visual processing technology moves more and more into the...

2008-08-05 12:00:25

Middle East Gamers Experience Power of Acer's Predator Acer's Next Generation Gaming Machine to Transform the way Players Exist in Virtual Worlds Acer Computer, the world's third leading PC vendor, launched the Aspire Predator, a state-of-the-art gaming machine designed to entertain the industry's notoriously demanding consumers. "The Middle East gaming industry is one of the fastest growing in the world," said Brian Bogaard Product Business Manager - EMEA Desktop PC, Acer Europe...

2008-06-16 12:00:26

Dell recaptures No. 2 spot in worldwide notebook PC market LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. computer maker Dell has recaptured the No. 2 spot for global notebook PC shipments, thanks to its refocus on retail sales and growing business in China, a market research firm said Friday. Hewlett-Packard remained on the top of the list while Taiwan- based Acer slipped one spot to No. 3 in the first three months this year, according to DisplaySearch. DisplaySearch said in its quarterly...