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[Good] The processor speed is average. With the 3rd generation i5 processor, this laptop can run most programs an average user will use. The battery can run, at least for me, for up to 5 hours when ...Read more
- Rating : 2.5
- Review by Ramione Clint
- Date : Sep 16, 2014
I bought this laptop from other country. It is packed with Intel core i5-4200U (1.6GHz-2.6GHz), Intel HD graphhics 4400, RAM: 12GB and 1TB HDD. Its is packed with WIndows 8 and upgraded it to Win8.1. ...Read more
- Rating : 3.4
- Review by Super Crest
- Date : Sep 2, 2014
Is it possible to upgrade this Acer AO532h processing speed?
- Last updated : Sep 17, 2014
- Posted by ルシファー クル
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History of Acer
Acer Inc. is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation that was founded in Taiwan in 1976. And then Stan Shih and his wife Varolyn Yeh, and a group of five others founded Acer in 1976, which headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. About 80 years ago, on 1 April 1930, Ken Cunningham, the inaugural chief executive and secretary Mary Campbell, founded the very first office of Acer in two rooms of T&G building on the corner of the Collins and Russell Streets in central Melbourne. At the first, they have only eleven employees in the tiny office but now Acer has more than 300 employees working in offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Dubai and Delhi. It is originally located in Collins Street, Melbourne until 1958, but then they moved in Lonsdale Street, where the company moved eight kilometers from central Melbourne to Hawthorn in 1963, then they moved in nearby Camberwell in 1994. This was able to be a second Camberwell office on Camberwell Road.
Acer’s products include desktops, laptops, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, monitors, smartphones and peripherals. Acer is not so famous in the Unites States and not so many people have heard of its name but still, it is one of the largest computer manufactures in the world as well as in terms of sales.
In the beginning, Acer did not deal with computers that the things known for today, but it started as a distributor of electronic parts. After Acer purchased of Texas Instruments Laptop division, they began to grow larger and larger and this made their laptop market shortly expanded. In 1990s, Acer created their multinational brand because their sales and profits have declined. Although, the period of 1994 to 1995 was the brilliant term for Acer that they have beaten Hwelett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell in the industry at that time. They recorded of 3.2 billion dollers in 1994 with the web income of 205 million dollars. And as it mentioned before, because Acer have purchased the mobile PC division of Texas Instruments, they became the top brand in South Africa, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, and some of other smerging markets in the late1998.
By declining their sales, they revised their business model in early 2000 including their design, development, and marketing of products. And they also changed the strategy, which was they focused on “channel” to approach to distribution by encouraging a closer working relationship with distributors. They thought that it’s rather than sales from individual consumers, they decided to help dealers and distributors. And by 2003, Acer was able to surpass Toshiba and NEC to become the world’s fifth largest manufacturer of PCs with 4.6 billion dollars in sales. And it got the second spot from the top in PC brand sales in Europe in 2004.
The Acer Group is made of three brands which are Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell. This is one of the strategies to targets different customer needs in the global PC markets by their individual view. Acer mainly producing notebook and desktop PCs, servers, storage, LCD monitors, projectors, smartphones and tablets. They also designs environmentally products and established a green supply chain. Aspire series, the sub-brands focused on the series of TravelMate and Veriton series for consumers. Gateway was acquired by Acer which was based on Taiwan. Gateway was founded in 1985 by Ted Waitt, who was in Iowa farmhouse. Packard Bell brand was born in 1926, which brand was pretty rare. This brand got revolution because of the elegant design, and the first Packard Bell television had launched in 1948. In 1987, Packard Bell started to enter the personal computer market and they pioneered the use of the PC in the house, taking an office tool and this helping continued to nowadays. People are pretty addicted to its stylish design with cool features.
Acer Philippines have launched the Iconia W3, and here is the specification of it. They have eight inches big of display tablet and running a dual-core Intel Atom processor. The Iconia W3 will be available to Smart, such as subscribers and corporate, and it is already in retail stores. The display is LCD 180x800 pixels, Intel Atom Z2760 with 1.8GHz speed, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 32 and 64GB internal storage memory. They have network of WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and the rear camera with 2 mega pixels and front-facing camera with 2 mega pixels. And they have micro-HDMI port, micro-USB 2.0port and Bluetooth 4.0 and its operating system is Windows 8 and the battery type is Li-Ion 6800mAh. Acer Iconia W3 has a suggested retail price of Php19,900 according to the site of here. Click here to the link
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