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IFA 2012: Note II, 4K TV, Windows wobbles and more

IFA 2012: Note II, 4K TV, Windows wobbles and more

4K TV, Windows tableteering, segment straddling smartphones, and cross-company sniping: another year, another IFA. We've seen the show coalesce around a few key themes before, and 2012 proved no different, as manufacturers took a suck-it-and-see strategy to try to cash in on holiday hardware sales. As always, the specter of Apple loomed heavy, despite the Cupertino firm's resolute absence. Read on for the highlights of IFA 2012.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 hands-on

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 isn't new - the company announced it officially earlier this month - but we had our first time to get up close and personal with the Windows 8 business-focused slate at IFA. Unlike Lenovo's Android models, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is Lenovo very much on form: it's clearly from the ThinkPad stable, for instance, and is filled with details that suggest the company was thinking about their business users first and foremost.

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Lenovo grabs ex-Acer CEO for consumer brand push

Lenovo grabs ex-Acer CEO for consumer brand push

Lenovo has snapped up ex-Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci, who will act as a consultant for the company with particular emphasis on building it as a consumer brand. Lanci - who left Acer back in March over disagreements around device strategy with the company's board - will focus on Medion, the European computing firm Lenovo acquired in June. Previous rumors had suggested that Samsung was eyeing Lanci for his Euro notebook insight.

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Acer reports first quarterly loss, victim of iPad success

Acer reports first quarterly loss, victim of iPad success

Acer is the second largest PC manufacturer in the world with a record winning streak of quarterly earnings only to be dashed with a worse-than-expected quarterly loss reported today. The company has seen its netbook sales eaten away by the popularity of tablets while the company has struggled with internal strategy transitions in the first half of the year.

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Acer founder: Tablets are fads, Post-PC is misguided

Acer founder: Tablets are fads, Post-PC is misguided

Acer's founder has described both tablets and Ultrabooks as short-term "fads" and scolded PC manufacturers to look to Apple's "outside-the-box thinking" with the iPad; however, the outspoken ex-exec is also unconvinced by Steve Jobs' insistence that we now live in a "post-PC" world. Stan Shih, who founded what we now know as Acer in 1976, argued that - in contrast to Apple's marginalization of the computer - PCs remain the basis of the IT industry.

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Acer Slashes 2011 Tablet Shipments By 60 Percent

Acer Slashes 2011 Tablet Shipments By 60 Percent

Acer's original optimism for its tablet sales this year are now facing the realities of tough competition. The company has just revised its forecasts for this year's tablet and notebook shipments, cutting down estimates by as much as 60 percent. Who's to blame? Apple's iPad 2 and the slow recovery of the European economy.

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Acer slashes bonuses, salaries & staff over $150m inventory “abnormalities”

Acer slashes bonuses, salaries & staff over $150m inventory “abnormalities”

Bad news if you were hoping for a nice Christmas present from Acer chairman and CEO J.T. Wang. The exec is forgoing a salary for his role as director and, indeed, waiving his 2010 bonus, as part of an attempt to make up for a $150m write-off over "high channel inventory and disputed accounts receivable in EMEA." The company hasn't detailed exactly what issues have been uncovered, simply describing it as "abnormalities in terms of channel inventory stored in freight forwarders’ warehouses."

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