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  1. January 7, 2015

    Acer chief wants to make his company ‘respected’

    Jason Chen, chief executive of Acer, the Taiwanese device maker, says a technology company’s brand needs to scale three...

  2. August 21, 2014

    A laptop choice for every price range

    Despite the popularity of smartphones and tablets, ultra-thin laptops are still the everyday workhorses of mobile computing....

  1. June 23, 2014

    Magazine publisher Felix Dennis dies

    Felix Dennis, the flamboyant British publisher of magazines including The Week, Viz and Bizarre, has died aged 67. After a...

  2. January 13, 2014

    Acer outlines software and service plan

    The two top executives of PC maker Acer wore matching pink shirts and nearly identical hair cuts and glasses as they...

  3. November 22, 2013

    Acer: bringing back the boss

    What goes around, comes around – including company founders. This week, struggling Taiwanese computer maker Acer reinstated...

  4. November 21, 2013

    Taiwan’s Acer struggles to redefine its niche

    The travails of Taiwanese PC maker Acer are on clear display in the neon-lit alleyways of the Guanghua electronics market in...

  5. November 21, 2013

    Second Acer chief executive in a month resigns

    PC maker Acer has shaken up its top management for the second time this month by announcing that its newly appointed chief...

  6. November 13, 2013

    PCs still a selling point for Lenovo

    For a company operating mostly in a shrinking market, Lenovo, the world’s largest PC maker, has been growing quickly. To...

  7. November 8, 2013

    Speed is of the essence for new chief executives

    Acer, the struggling computer maker, ditched its chief executive for the second time in two and a half years this week. The...

  8. FT Tech Hub

    November 7, 2013

    Lenovo shows the PC is not dead yet

    Who says the PC is dead? Lenovo’s notebook sales rose 8 per cent year-on-year in the three months to September, a period...

  9. November 5, 2013

    Acer chairman and CEO steps down

    The head of Acer, the world’s fourth-largest computer manufacturer by sales, has resigned, as a continuing decline in global...

  10. September 24, 2013

    Tesco: keep taking the tablets

    Clothes, coffee shops, online films, a bank and now tablet computers. It is all a far cry from founder Jack Cohen’s market...

  11. August 21, 2013

    Cheaper rivals eat into Apple’s China tablet share

    Apple’s share of the fiercely competitive Chinese tablet market has almost halved in the past year, as cheaper devices using...

  12. FT Tech Hub

    August 8, 2013

    Acer cools on touchscreen notebooks

    Acer, the Taiwanese computer company, has struggled for a while to sell enough computers to stay profitable, but investors...

  13. June 17, 2013

    PC makers turn to low-cost tablets for growth

    At $129, the tablet PC’s price tag is nearly cheap enough to have come from one of China’s many no-name electronics brands....

  14. June 9, 2013

    New generation of PCs adopt key tablet features

    If smartphones and tablets are killing off the personal computer, the companies most affected by that death have accepted...

  15. April 2, 2013

    Dell: computing the price

    When buying a house, computing the sale price can be as simple as discovering what other properties on the street fetched....

  16. March 5, 2013

    China report warns on Google dominance

    A Chinese government think-tank has warned that the country’s smartphone industry is over-reliant on Google’s Android mobile...

  17. February 25, 2013

    Intel’s new offerings focus on tablets

    Intel, the US-based semiconductor group, is launching a fresh assault on the mobile market with a new range of processors...

  18. February 21, 2013

    Google unveils touchscreen Chrome laptop

    Google ramped up its assault on the laptop market against Microsoft and Apple on Thursday as it unveiled the first machine...

  19. February 21, 2013

    Google to debut Chrome for touchscreens

    Google’s Chrome operating system is poised to make its debut on touchscreen machines, opening a new front in the company’s...

  20. February 5, 2013

    Dell likely to reshape business as private group

    Now that Dell has agreed to a $24.4bn buyout, the personal computer maker is expected to intensify its focus on its more...

  21. November 8, 2012

    Lenovo shakes off PC industry gloom

    Lenovo is confident it can improve its profit margins further despite the gloom blanketing the global personal computer...

  22. FT Tech Hub

    October 30, 2012

    Asus stands out from the PC crowd with its hybrids

    Asus sales rise to $3.8bn Asustek’s latest results confirm that the Taiwan-based company has some reason to feel as...

  23. beyondbrics

    October 26, 2012

    Tough week for Taiwan tech

    PC-makers hit by concerns Tech has had a rough week, between the worries surfacing about Microsoft’s Windows 8 and doubts...

  24. October 25, 2012

    Acer uncertain of demand for Windows 8

    One of the world’s biggest PC makers has admitted it does not know how consumers will receive Microsoft’s new Windows 8...

  25. October 23, 2012

    Earnings caution hits Asian bourses

    Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as investors remained cautious as the region’s corporate earnings season gathered pace. The...

  26. FT Tech Hub

    October 15, 2012

    Acer unveils Windows 8 all-in-ones

    Acer completed a slow reveal of its Windows 8 US launch products on Monday with all-in-one desktop PCs (pictured left)and...

  27. October 11, 2012

    Taiwan’s techs lead losses in Asia

    Stocks in Taiwan fell sharply on Thursday as technology shares dropped following recent earnings disappointments, both...

  28. October 11, 2012

    Lenovo knocks HP off computer top spot

    Lenovo has toppled Hewlett-Packard to become the number one PC maker for the first time in its history, according to...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2012

    Google: don't let 1,000 Androids bloom

    It’s been the season of high-profile phone launches. Except, sadly, for Acer and Alibaba. Their planned launch of a...

  30. beyondbrics

    August 29, 2012

    Asus: over-confident?

    At least one Android maker is optimistic right now. Asus, the Taiwan based company behind Google’s Nexus 7 tab, announced...

  31. August 24, 2012

    HP and Dell pin hopes on Windows 8

    Christmas cannot come soon enough for Hewlett-Packard and Dell, which want to stem the erosion of their PC market share by...

  32. August 22, 2012

    Dell results disappoint on weak PC sales

    Dell shares fell more than 4 per cent in after-hours trading as its quarterly results fell short of Wall Street’s already...

  33. August 17, 2012

    Acer sits tight for Windows 8 launch

    Acer said it did not expect to see a rebound in consumer sentiment until the launch of Windows 8 in October as the Taiwanese...

  34. August 10, 2012

    Acer hits out at Microsoft’s tablet move

    Taiwanese computer maker Acer lashed out this week at Microsoft’s decision to launch its own tablet computer, a move that...

  35. August 9, 2012

    Software titans enter the physical world

    Their brands may look more familiar on a website or a software package, but the names and logos of Amazon, Google and...

  36. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2012

    Taiwan's July exports: dismal

    Taiwan’s exports accelerated their downward slide last month as worried consumers across the world hold off on upgrading or...

  37. August 6, 2012

    Microsoft tablet drive rattles PC maker

    Before Microsoft held a press conference in June to announce its own-brand Surface tablet, the software company gave PC...

  38. August 6, 2012

    Acer chief takes aim at Microsoft Surface

    Acer, the world’s fourth largest computer manufacturer by shipments, has attacked Microsoft’s planned move into tablets,...

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