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Acer to offer free cloud service, shows super-slim ultrabook

James Niccolai | Jan. 9, 2012
Acer kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show on Sunday by previewing a free cloud service for storing images and other documents online, and showing a novel ultrabook that hides its I/O ports in a hidden pop-up section at the back.

That will allow users of the AcerCloud srvice to access files from their PC on a cell phone or other device even when the PC is in sleep mode, Acer said. A demonstration of its PicStream technology, which lets users move pictures from a smartphone to their PC via the AcerCloud, didn't go smoothly, however. Acer officials blamed poor connectivity.

Acer was holding the first press conference of CES, where the show floor doesn't open until Tuesday morning. Most of the other big vendors are holding their press events Monday, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will give the company's last-ever CES keynote on Monday night.


 

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