Expect prices to drop
Word on the street is that there will be a price war in the gaming notebook market next year as the big names slug it out over what is expected to be a lucrative market.
Asking for quotes
Notebook maker Acer has been asking suppliers in the Far East for quotes for a new range of gaming notebooks which it is planning for 2016.
With ultra-wide 2560x1080 and 3440x1440 panels
Acer has launched two new 34-inch ultra-wide monitors in the US which are aimed at professionals, the Acer B346C and the Acer B346CK.
Chairman hits back at IDC’s doom predictions
Acer boss Stan Shih has dismissed IDC predictions that Acer, Asustek might be killed off by the declining PC market.
Acer has finally opened up pre-orders for its first gaming tablet – the Predator 8.
Might save the Tablet industry
Tablet venders are rethinking the model away from the law laid down by Steve Jobs which decreed they needed to be big smartphones which cannot make a call.
Smartphone shipments made by Taiwan-based handset makers has fallen by 10 per cent this year.
Looking at gaming as a way out
Acer has said it wants to get away from price competition and has launched products such as gaming tablets and PCs.
Sales will not kill off PC
Acer has denied a story that the Tame Apple Press has been spinning claiming that Microsoft's partners are furious with it for releasing a Surface Pro which is rather good and could damage their business.
Microsoft and Apple kick-starting the market
Acer expects the release of two versions of the Surface Tablet, one from Microsoft and the other from Apple, will kick-start the two-in-one market .