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  • Hands on: Acer Liquid E3 review
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    Hands on: Acer Liquid E3 review

    By 27 February 2014

    Acer announced the Liquid E3 smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2014, featuring a 4.7-inch display and quad-core processor under the hood. We got our hands on the new device at the show to see what it brings to the table. Good design The Liquid E3 features...

  • Hands on: Acer Liquid Z4 review
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    Hands on: Acer Liquid Z4 review

    By 27 February 2014

    Acer announced a duo of new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Acer Liquid E3 and the Acer Liquid Z4 that we're looking at here. The Acer Liquid Z4 is a 4-inch smartphone that will arrive in April 2014 for €100. But sitting at the...

  • Acer Liquid E3 and Z4 smartphones announced for UK release
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    Acer Liquid E3 and Z4 smartphones announced for UK release

    By 20 February 2014

    Acer has taken the wraps off its new smartphone range ahead of Mobile World Congress next week . Here's what to expect from the new Liquid E3 and Z4 handsets. The Liquid E3 is a 4.7-inch HD IPS screened device housed in an 8.9mm-thin unibody. An as yet...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 February
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    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 February

    By 15 February 2014

    This week's headline review is the brand-spanking-new Fujifilm X-T1. It's an awesome blend of retro cool and modern tech rolled into one superb system camera. Does it get any better than this? Well, yes, maybe if you're a gamer. Because this week we've also...

  • Acer Iconia W4 review
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    Acer Iconia W4 review

    By 11 February 2014

    The Acer Iconia W4 is the company's latest stab at a Windows 8 tablet. It's a step up from the earlier W3 model thanks to Intel Bay Trail Atom processor innards and a higher resolution 8.1-inch display. That's Windows 8.1 in an 8.1-inch tablet - it sounds...

  • Acer Iconia B1-720 (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Iconia B1-720 (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 5 January 2014

    Budget tablets made a lot of headway in 2013 as entry-level products began to offer elegant solutions without breaking the bank. The Acer Iconia B1 was one such tablet, replaced in 2014 by the latest B1-720. And we've been giving one a whirl ahead of...

  • Acer Iconia A1-830 (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Iconia A1-830 (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 4 January 2014

    Acer has updated its A1 tablet with a new version for 2014, the A1-830. It's a subtle upgrade compared to its predecessor, but there are new features that make for a decent and affordable 7.9-inch tablet. First and foremost the build is now metal, with...

  • Acer Iconia W4 pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Iconia W4 pictures and hands-on

    By 4 January 2014

    Announced at the tail-end of 2013, the Acer Iconia W4 is the company's latest Windows 8 tablet. Using the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 as a platform to officially launch the product - it will be available later this month, replacing the W3 - we got...

  • Hands-on: Acer Liquid Z5 review
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    Hands-on: Acer Liquid Z5 review

    By 4 January 2014

    Acer has used the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 to position itself in the budget smartphone wars. Its unveiling of the Liquid Z5, priced at €169 (£140), sounds like a hot contender for the Motorola Moto G in terms of price. But can the Acer's relatively...

  • Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review
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    Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review

    By 4 January 2014

    We're not the biggest Chromebook fans here at Pocket-lint, but they've been going down a storm with the public eager to snap up these affordable Google-OS-based machines. And Acer has stepped up to the plate and introduced the first affordable touchscreen...

  • Acer shows off TA272 HUL Android AIO desktop ahead of CES 2014
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    Acer shows off TA272 HUL Android AIO desktop ahead of CES 2014

    By 3 January 2014

    Acer has announced the TA272 HUL all-in-one desktop running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS ahead of next week's 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. Despite the large bezel, Acer's new machine looks both sleek and modern. The company has implemented a transparent...

  • Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet is available this month
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    Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet is available this month

    By 3 January 2014

    The Acer Iconia W4 tablet is coming this month with the latest Intel Atom processor and Windows 8.1. Acer's Windows tablet will be powered by a fourth gen Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.8GHz that Acer says will offer 10 hours of battery life. An impressive...

  • Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook available now in Europe
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    Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook available now in Europe

    By 3 January 2014

    The attractive and powerful Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is finally on sale in Europe. The cousin to the Aspire S7 is also available in the UK. The S3, made with annodised aluminium, weighs 1.67kg, is 17.8mm thin and includes a light-sensing backlit keyboard....

  • Acer Iconia A1 and B1 updated Android tablets announced
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    Acer Iconia A1 and B1 updated Android tablets announced

    By 3 January 2014

    Ahead of CES Acer has let loose the specs on its latest generation of A1 and B1 Android tablets, the Iconia A1-830 and the Iconia B1-720/1. The Iconia A1-830 has a 7.9-inch IPS display running a 1600 x 1200 resolution for 253ppi. The tablet itself is...

  • Acer Liquid Z5 offers a 5-inch display, middling specs
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    Acer Liquid Z5 offers a 5-inch display, middling specs

    By 3 January 2014

    Acer is looking to bring the fight to the budget smartphone wars with the newly announced Acer Liquid Z5. This Android phone features a 5-inch display, but will be on sale for just €169. That might make it sound like a natural competitor for the excellent...

  • Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales
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    Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales

    By 28 December 2013

    Google's Chromebook platform performed better than expected in 2013. The cheap notebooks running Chrome OS, priced around $200, now claim 21 per cent of all notebook sales, according to research group NDP. The rise came in 2013. Chrome OS made up 0.2...

  • Acer Aspire Z3-600 is basically a powerful 21.5-inch tablet
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    Acer Aspire Z3-600 is basically a powerful 21.5-inch tablet

    By 5 December 2013

    All-in-one PCs don’t catch our eyes often, but this Acer Aspire Z3-600 did just that. It’s essentially a full computer-cum-tablet behind a 21.5-inch screen. The Aspire Z3-600 features a kickstand so you can prop it up like a monitor and move it around...

  • Acer C720P Chromebook features touch for only $299, undercutting Google's Pixel handsomely
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    Acer C720P Chromebook features touch for only $299, undercutting Google's Pixel handsomely

    By 26 November 2013

    Acer has unveiled the C720P Chromebook, an upgraded version of its $200 C720 Chrome offering introduced last month. The C720P's low-price and new features are sure to attract a few buyers in the run-up to Christmas. Acer's new model ups the C720 with...

  • Acer's CEO resigns after bad third-quarter losses of $446 million
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    Acer's CEO resigns after bad third-quarter losses of $446 million

    By 5 November 2013

    Acer is the world's number four PC maker, but it's just lost a heap of cash and its CEO. The troubled Taiwanese company posted its third-quarter earnings which revealed a net loss that was even worse than expected. The loss of $446 million also comes...

  • Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?
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    Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?

    By 10 October 2013

    Acer and HP have just announced budget Chromebook laptops that promise to be cheaper, lighter, thinner and quicker than the previous offerings, but with both vying for your budget bucks what's the difference between the two? Screen size and Display Both...

  • Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts
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    Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts

    By 10 October 2013

    Google has just announced the HP Chromebook 11, but Acer doesn't care about that. It's got its own, cheaper Chromebook to announce; the Acer Chromebook C720. The new device will cost £199 in the UK - £30 cheaper than the HP offering, - and be available...

  • Acer C7 Chromebook hands-on, the no-nonsense Haswell Chromebook improves over its predecessor
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    Acer C7 Chromebook hands-on, the no-nonsense Haswell Chromebook improves over its predecessor

    By 12 September 2013

    We got our mitts on the latest Acer C7 Chromebook at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. It's been some nine months since we saw the earlier C7 model, and with the new Intel Haswell chip on board this is a leaner, meaner machine. But it's still...

  • Acer Liquid S2 pictures and hands on
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    Acer Liquid S2 pictures and hands on

    By 5 September 2013

    Our first date with Acer's brand new Liquid S2 has left us impressed. The screen is sharp and the colours bright, like the company's Iconia A3 tablet, but with the 6-inch Full HD IPS display delivering more of a punch. It was comfortable to hold and sat...

  • Acer Iconia A3 pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Iconia A3 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2013

    As part of the IFA 2013 antics, Acer has launched the Iconia A3 10.1-inch tablet, featuring an IPS display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. The screen sports a wide viewing angle, along with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 350 nits brightness and 800:1 contrast...

  • Acer Aspire R7 refresh adds Intel Haswell, a touchscreen and an active pen
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    Acer Aspire R7 refresh adds Intel Haswell, a touchscreen and an active pen

    By 2 September 2013

    Acer has released the flood gates on its IFA announcements early, with the Iconia A3 tablet and Liquid S2 phablet already announced. Next in line is an updated Aspire R7. The new Aspire R7 will take it above being a mere notebook by featuring a full 10-point...