Acer Inc. is a multinational hardware and electronics corporation that is headquartered in Xizhi located in Taiwan.
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It specializes in advanced electronics technology and its products range from desktop, laptop, tablet, servers, LED, LCD and plasma televisions and smartphones. It also provides e-business services to businesses, governments and consumers. Acer also owns the largest computer franchise retail chain which is located in Taipei, Taiwan.
Over the course of its life Acer has taken part in several acquisitions. In 1988, it acquired Counterpoint Computers and in 1990 it acquired Altos Computer Corporation. In the last ten years Acer has acquired Gateway, Inc., E-TEN, Olidata and iGware Inc. In August 2014, Acer launched the Android-based Acer Iconia A1-830 exclusively on Flipkart. The tablet was priced at Rs. 11,299. Acer had also launched the Iconia A1-830 tablet which has a voice calling feature.
In April 2015, Acer introduced three new tablets Iconia Tab 10 (A3-A30), Iconia One 8 (B1-820) and the Acer Predator Tablet. The two Iconia tablets run Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Iconia One 8 tab is priced at $149 whereas the Iconia Tab 10 is priced at $299 in US and EUR 299 in Europe. In June 2015, in Computex 2015 event, Acer launched two more tablets in its Iconia series, Iconia One 8 (B1-830) and Iconia One 7(B1-760HD). The Iconia One 8 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box along with Acer Precision Plus Technology. This technology provides the users with the facility to write on the tablet screen using pencil and other instruments. The tablet has an 8-inch display and supports an octa-core MediaTek processor.