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In 1997 Acer purchase the mobile PC division from Texas Instruments. That purchase jump-started their presence in the laptop market. In 1998 Acer expanded its lineup of by utilizing the new multimedia processor made by Intel. They offered two new models that featured the 150 MHz Pentium MMX chip. The high-end unit was the AcerNote Light 386 which included a 2 GB hard drive, 32 MB of RAM and a CD-ROM. That unit was priced at just shy of $3500. A lower priced unit, known as the AcerNote Light 383, had similar features but included 24 MB of RAM and was priced at around $2600.
Since those early days of laptop production, Acer has grown to offer devices in just about every category. From netbooks to high-powered gaming units, there is likely to be a laptop computer made by to fit the needs of just about any consumer. While many consumers consider products made by companies like Dell or Sony to be at the higher end of the laptop spectrum, savvy consumers are beginning to realize that although they are priced competitively, Acer laptops do not lag behind in quality at all. As the company continues to grow, there is speculation that they may also enter the tablet and smartphone markets as well.
Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article about a new security flaw found in the PayPal iPhone application.
Paypal, a popular internet-payment company, launched an iPhone application six months prior that would allow users to receive and send funds from their iPhone. Unfortunately, PayPal failed to test sufficiently and didn’t verify that the phone was communicating directly with PayPal’s servers. This issue created the opportunity for a hacker to redirect traffic to his or her own server and trick the user into giving the user’s account information. Of course, this information could then be used to access the victim’s credit cards and bank accounts.
Acer has quickly become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of personal computers. This is especially impressive since the company does not have a history of producing PCs that goes back as far as some of their competition. HP and Toshiba have both been manufacturing computers for the consumer market for much longer than Acer. Acer is now the world’s ninth largest computer manufacturer. The first PC manufactured by Acer that truly made a dent in the market was the Aspire PC that was introduced in 1995. One year later the company expanded more heavily into consumer electronics and prepared to become the worldwide powerhouse that they are now.
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