“The new Acorn Computers Limited have sneaked the first details of their range of notebooks onto their website. The new Nottingham-based company will be assembling notebooks locally using current Intel and AMD x86 mobile processors. The notebooks are said to be designed with close co-operation from nVidia, ATi and Microsoft.” Ok, so they have no relationship whatsoever with the original Acorn machines, but seriously, now you can outshine Apple’s glowing logo with a much cooler one.
New Acorn Reveals PC Laptop Website
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2006-09-07 8:50 pmGCrain
Remember the Commodore Colt ?? They put their logo on a 8088 computer. I remember seeing them in stores. Toys R Us actually…hahaha
i didn’t find a laptop on their site that uses a nvidia chipset.
Somehow, this feels a bit like Tony Blair licensing the right to call himself Winston Churchill.
Pretty gay logo.
Amazing that simply having the same name and logo as a long defunct (but fondly remembered) computer manufacturer can get them so much free publicity.
Maybe if those laptops included RISC OS (using Virtual RISC PC) then I could see why people on OSNews.com would be interested in their release. As it is I just wish people would ignore the “new Acorn”, I don’t think they deserve to get extra column inches because of this cynical marketing gimmick.
If they’re actually a success on the back of warm nostalgic feelings towards the Acorn brand, which classic computer brand names are going to be abused next? I don’t have any desire to see the Sinclair name on a generic modern PC…
2006-09-07 10:18 pmtwenex
If they’re actually a success on the back of warm nostalgic feelings towards the Acorn brand, which classic computer brand names are going to be abused next?
Maybe we’ll see the Microsoft name on a Linux distribution?
there logo is upside down.. look at : http://www.acorncomputer.co.uk/images/lifestyle1a.jpg
when you raise the cover the acorn is just like the old apple logo “up side down” 🙂
I cant wait for SGI to close its doors and buy the name and make a SGI laptop, to compete with Apple.
Sorry I’m not an apple zealot, but those Notebooks doesn’t shine.
Nice Notebooks are Sony’s Vaios and LG’s XNote S1 (take a look at: http://de.red-dot.org/317.html)
Just because Acorn got a logo on the back it doesn’t have to be shiny.
2006-09-07 9:34 pmThom Holwerda
Euh, I think you should get a dictionary and look up “to outshine”.
2006-09-08 11:13 aminetman
outshine Show phonetics
verb [T] outshone, outshone
to be much more skilful and successful than someone:
(from Cambridge Dictionary online).
And in my opinion whether the logo’s nor the machines’ design is superior to Apple’s ones.
Have a nice day
now you can outshine Apple’s glowing logo with a much cooler one.
Aha, a boiled egg and teaspoon, very nice
2006-09-08 1:01 amTroels
Hah, i was wondering if i was the only one who thought it looked like that I wonder if those images are work in progress versions or if that logo really went through their design department. I bet the majority of people will think it is an egg if they don’t know it is supposed to be an acorn.
…in Chicken Little?
“You have Hate Mail!”
For a moment, I thought this was an announcement by Castle (or whoever) about RiscOS laptops… and then I noticed they’re using 80×86 processors… Oh. Phooey.
I would buy one of these machines on account of the fact they are British assembled and supported. The Americans like to stamp things “made with pride in the USA”. We British should take a leaf out of our American brothers book and support our own industry.
2006-09-08 12:38 pmtwenex
Indeed. Shame they didn’t make a RISC OS laptop, though.
2006-09-08 1:03 pmLuke McCarthy
Assembled in Britain maybe, but most of the components will be made somewhere in Asia. This country like many others have abandoned the manufacturing industries and it will be our undoing.
If they made an affordable, lightweight, long battery life, ARM-based (e.g. Cortex) laptop with a decent keyboard and wifi chip supported by vanilla linux/freebsd, then they might have had some credibility with me. I know this is only fantasy though…
I remember using Acorn computers at school in the UK. It’s great to see them making a comeback in a sort of “british apple hardware company”
I’d definately be proud to own a British made Acorn laptop!
Its nothing to do with the old Acorn.
Its no more of a comback than someone putting the word “Amiga” on a PC laptop