We are live at the Acer 'A Touch More Connected' event
Today Acer is holding a large event, which is uncharacteristic of the company. Rumors are flying all over the place as to why. Will there be new Chromebooks? A Chrome tablet? New Android Devices? A wearable?
We will know soon enough. The event is called "A Touch More Connected" and will kick off at 10AM ET. I will be live-blogging from the front row. Stay tuned!
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10:45AM -- The announcement is over.
10:38AM -- A wearable!!!! Acer Liquid Leap. Activity tracking, messaging. Will be available end of July. Bracelet in black and red.
10:37AM -- Smartphone time! Acer Liquid Jade. Extremely premium-looking. No flat surface. No curves. 5-inch gorilla-glass display. Will launch end of July. Amazing.
10:36AM -- A surprise? Chromebook! Core i3 processor!
10:34AM -- New E-series laptops revealed -- multiple colors, AMD or Intel, touch or non-touch. 15, 14 and 11-inch variants
10:33AM -- Acer U5 all-in-one revealed. Beautifully thin Windows machine.
10:31AM -- New Android 7-inch tablets -- a bit underwhelming.
10:26 AM -- Acer showing a new product called "build your own cloud" and a new 4-in-1 Switch 10 laptop/tablet combo.
10:23AM -- Chen explains that many users still store important data on PC hard drives rather than cloud, keeping the user from their data when away from the PC.
10:18AM -- Jason Chen explains that the PC market is dying, so the company is looking elsewhere, such as mobile -- smartphone, tablet.
10:12AM -- A video is playing about how Acer focuses on education and helps schools through technology.
10:08AM -- No new products yet. CEO is talking about turning around the company by focusing on Strength and Opportunities.
9:58AM -- We are about to begin. Suspense is building.
9:52AM -- I've spotted the Chrome logo on at least one on-stage laptop.
9:45AM -- The stage is full of laptops and tablets, but no signs of a wearable.
9:41AM -- Kicked out of my seat for not being an executive. Still in front row, though.
9:20AM -- Trendy music playing