“The Aspire Timeline 3810T sports a slim profile, a reasonably light 3.5-pound weight and a brilliant 13-inch screen. It’s nearly everything the MacBook Air is, except expensive and sexy. And that’s the problem: Despite doing nearly everything right, Acer’s designers still managed to make the Timeline into a rather humdrum notebook. It’s slim, but lacks the alluring wedge lines of the Air.”
HP’s Hurd: ‘Business is stabilizing’; Units (except for services) still take revenue hit
Larry Dignan recaps HP’s recent conference call where Mark Hurd, CEO of Hewlett-Packard said “business is stablizing.”
“On a conference call, Hurd noted that ‘business is stabilizing.’ Hurd added that he was pleased with the company’s ‘execution in a tough market.’ He said HP was strong in China and has seen an economic rebound there, but hasn’t seen the same bounce in the U.S. Hurd wasn’t about to call a bottom and seemed to indicate that the current level of demand would continue for the rest of the year.”
Donald Melanson writes that according to DigiTimes, Acer will launch three “touch-enabled products” that are loaded with Windows 7.
“That word apparently comes straight from a product manager in the company’s mobile computer department, who also went on to say that touch-enabled netbooks might see ‘good market acceptance’ if they’re marketed as cheaper alternatives to tablet PCs, although it’s not clear if the products in question are actually touch-enabled netbooks.”