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CES officially embarks on its trade show this week, which means announcements about the latest developments are going to start coming in. Acer is kicking off with a number of new products including the new IPS G-SYNC display as well as the all new Acer 15-inch Chromebook.
Jerry Kao, president of Acer Notebook Business Group says “Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook market, from providing the latest in technology and trailblazing battery life to designing new form factors. We’re driving the category forward again with the world’s first 15.6-inch display Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 15.”
The Chromebook 15 has a larger-sized 15.6-inch HD display and runs on Intel 5th Gen Core micro-architecture processor. It’ll be running either an Intel Core i3, or an Intel Celeron Processor depending on the configuration you choose. The sleek design of the Acer Chromebook 15 features a white fabric-like surface that gives the case a sophisticated look that is comfortable and ensures a secure grip. The device is also available with either a full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution which ensures a wide viewing angle as well as vivid photos and videos or a 1366 x 768 panel which is a more budget-friendly model. Other configurable options include either 2GB or 4GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of solid state storage.
As with all Chromebook’s, the Acer 15-inch Chromebook is made to be affordable: Prices start at $249.99, with a 16GB SSD drive and 2GB of RAM. Acer has included Bluetooth 4.0, the USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port and HDMI port. Acer advertises the Chromebook’s excellent audio and video capabilities saying, “it has two full-sized upward facing speakers for greater volume and clarity, which complement the display and provide exciting and realistic multimedia.” There’s also a front-facing HD web cam.
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Additionally, Acer is updating its current Chromebook 13 to include touchscreens. The new finger-friendly Chromebook 13 will be available later this month, and is set to retail for $329.99. The Chromebook 13 runs on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, and is a true powerhouse providing about 13 hours of battery life.
Over all, the Acer 15-inch Chromebook is designed for customers who are looking for a simple to use environment which is ideal for sharing between multiple users. It also comes equipped with a Supervised User feature that helps children browse online in a safe, controlled manner.
Gary Kubiak has agreed to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Sunday.
Kubiak’s deal is for four years, according to multiple reports. He spent the past season as the Baltimore Ravens’ offensive coordinator.
Prior to joining the Ravens’ staff, Kubiak had served as head coach of the Houston Texans.
Kubiak had said following the Ravens’ loss to the New England Patriots last week in the divisional round of the playoffs that he was staying in Baltimore, but had a change of heart when the Broncos job became available.
He has ties to the Broncos as well as the team’s general manager John Elway, having served as Elway’s backup before becoming a part of the team’s coaching staff following his retirement.
Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison and tight ends coach Brian Pariani will be following Kubiak to Denver, sources told ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley.
Kubiak will replace John Fox, who parted ways with Denver following the team’s divisional round playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts a week ago. Fox has since been hired as head coach of the Chicago Bears.
The Broncos’ hiring of Kubiak leaves the Atlanta Falcons as the lone team without a head coach.
Bill Belichick and Tom Bradyare headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more — the Super Bowl.
They earned their trip with the second most lopsided AFC championship victory ever.
The New England Patriots dominant duo earned a sixth trip to the Super Bowl with a 45-7 wipeout of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game before a raucous, rain-soaked crowd Sunday night.
Scoring touchdowns on their first four second-half possessions, the Patriots (14-4) moved on to face defending champion Seattle (14-4) for the NFL title on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona. Belichick will face Pete Carroll, whom he replaced as Patriots coach 2000. The Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers28-22 in overtime in the NFC title game.
“I only have one thing to say. We’re on to Seattle,” Belichick said, echoing the statement he repeated several times, “We’re on to Cincinnati,” after a 41-14 loss at Kansas City dropped the Patriots to 2-2.
Brady threw three touchdown passes, LeGarrette Blount ran 30 times for 148 yards and three scores and the Patriots charged away after leading just 17-7 at halftime.
“I know we’ve had some ups and downs this year,” Brady said, “but right now we’re up, baby, and we’re going to try to stay up for one more game.”
In his first year as a starter, Brady led the Patriots to a Super Bowl win in the 2001 season, starting a run of three championships in four years. Now he and Belichick have a chance for their first in 10 years.
The list of milestones is long:
• Brady surpassed John Elway for most Super Bowls for a quarterback and tied defensive lineman Mike Lodish for most by any player.
• Belichick tied Don Shula for most Super Bowls for a coach and broke a tie with Tom Landry with his 21st postseason win.
• New England tied Dallas and Pittsburgh for most appearances in the big game with eight.
Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 226 yards before being replaced by Jimmy Garoppolo with 3:20 left. Brady went to the sideline where he was embraced by Belichick. Moments earlier, while sitting on the bench, Brady was shown on the video board with soaked hair. He pumped his fist in the air 12 times then slapped hands with teammates.
The biggest blowout in AFC title history was Buffalo’s 51-3 win over the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1990 season.
For Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, it was the worst game of his three-year career and the fourth rout in his four career games against the Patriots, all by at least three touchdowns. He completed 12 of 33 passes for 126 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
“My play wasn’t up to par to give you a chance to beat a great team,” he said.
With less than three minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse were having the worst game of their careers.
Five times Wilson had thrown the ball to Kearse, none of which he caught. The first four throws by Wilson to Kearse were intercepted by Green Bay Packers, two of which deflected off Kearse’s hands.
But Wilson gave Kearse one more opportunity, a 35-yard pass completion for a touchdown that won the NFC Championship Game, 28-22, on the first possession in overtime.
Seattle overcame the largest halftime deficit (16-0) in a conference championship game and the third-biggest deficit overcome at any point in a conference title game since the AFL and NFL merged in 1970.
“I had no doubt in my mind I was going to come down with that play,” Kearse said. “Even though I had a rough game early on, Russell just kept giving me a chance and I made one.”
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When it was over, the normally stoic Wilson went to the players prayer circle in the middle of the field, looked up and cried.
“Yeah, I’m usually pretty calm,” said Wilson, now 10-0 over the past three seasons as a starter against quarterbacks who have won a Super Bowl, including 3-0 against the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. “But I was thinking about the game and, I don’t know, just the ups and down of life in the past year and people doubting us and what we could do. I was thinking about my dad and wishing he was here, but he was watching from the best seat in the house. It was an emotional time for me.”
It was the 15th time in Wilson’s career that he brought the Seahawks back in the fourth quarter or overtime to win a game, but never like this one. Not such an important game and not on a day in which he couldn’t do anything right for three-and-half quarters.
Wilson didn’t complete a pass until the 3:58 mark of the second quarter. Well, he didn’t complete a pass to a Seahawk. Wilson completed two passes for 12 yards to the Seahawks in the first half. He completed three passes for 53 yards to the Packers in the first half.
The fourth pick came in the fourth quarter, a crossing route to Kearse in which the ball bounced off his hands and to Green Bay safety Morgan Burnett.
“Four interceptions when the ball was thrown my way,” Kearse said. “I was like, ‘What is going on?’ But I never really felt sorry for myself. It’s a tough game and you’ve got to be mentally tough and learn how to push through it.