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Acer Chromebook Tab 10 initial review: The first Chrome OS tablet
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 initial review: The first Chrome OS tablet By Mike Lowe

When is a Chromebook not a Chromebook? When it's an Acer Chromebook Tab 10, that's what. The world's first Chrome OS-powered tablet takes its operating system from the Google Chromebook line-up, but lays it out in a hands-on tablet format, complete with... Read more

Acer Swift 5 (15-inch) initial review: The shape of things to come
Acer Swift 5 (15-inch) initial review: The shape of things to come By Mike Lowe

When we reviewed the Acer Swift 5 in 2017 we were rather impressed with the slender, 14-inch notebook. For 2018 it's coming in a 15-inch format - but without stacking on much additional size or weight. It's one of the most compact 15.6-inch laptops we've... Read more

Here's the Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition white and gold in pictures
Here's the Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition white and gold in pictures By Mike Lowe

You're looking at the Acer Predator Helios 300 in white and gold. Yep, the Special Edition series laptop ditches the usual black and red for a paler colour palette.At the Next @ Acer global launch event, held in New York on 23 May 2018, the company unveiled... Read more

Acer goes after Google Pixelbook with convertible Chromebook Spin 15
Acer goes after Google Pixelbook with convertible Chromebook Spin 15 By Maggie Tillman

Acer is in the middle of holding an event, and it's going hard after the Google Pixelbook, with the new Chromebook Spin 15.Spin 15 has a 15.6-inch touchscreen display and a convertible 360-degree design, so you can flip the screen around and use the device... Read more

Acer Swift 5 arrives in 15-inch format, weighs less than 1kg
Acer Swift 5 arrives in 15-inch format, weighs less than 1kg By Mike Lowe

When Acer announced the sub-1kg 14-inch Swift laptop in 2017, we found it to be a proficient performer for on-the-go types. And now, as announced at the Next @ Acer global press conference, the Swift will be available in a larger 15-inch format.What's... Read more

Acer Predator Helios 500 is a beast of a gaming notebook with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processing
Acer Predator Helios 500 is a beast of a gaming notebook with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processing By Rik Henderson

Acer has announced a super powerful beast of a gaming laptop that can be spec'ed with overclocking-enabled 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processing.That, combined with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, makes it a real powerhouse for hardcore, full-on gameplay.The... Read more

How to watch Acer's 2018 Global Press Conference online
How to watch Acer's 2018 Global Press Conference online By Max Langridge

Acer is holding its annual global press conference tomorrow, 23 May from Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center, New York, USA. We expect to see some big announcements from the Taiwanese company, covering PC, laptop and gaming devices.There haven't been... Read more

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 debuts as world's first Chrome OS tablet
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 debuts as world's first Chrome OS tablet By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wanted a Chrome OS tablet?Well, you can buy the pricey Pixelbook hybrid, which can transform from a touchscreen laptop into a tablet of sorts, or you can get Acer's new tablet. The device, which surfaced via a leak in January, is now official.... Read more

Acer Swift 5 review: Lightweight design means limited longevity
4.0 stars Acer Swift 5 review: Lightweight design means limited longevity By Andrew Williams

Shop for a laptop with a good budget to play with and you have to make one key choice pretty early on: do you want a very light laptop you can take anywhere, or one that'll moonwalk through pro-grade apps?The Acer Swift 5 tries to get you the best of... Read more

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 puts a 360-degree hinge and USB-C into an affordable package
Acer Chromebook Spin 11 puts a 360-degree hinge and USB-C into an affordable package By Max Langridge

Acer has announced a new version of the Spin 11 Chromebook for 2018 that can run Android apps and be used in four different modes. The Spin 11 has a hinge, so it's effectively a hybrid, meaning it can be used in laptop, tablet, tent and stand modes, compared... Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) initial review: Blue, budget and potentially brill
Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) initial review: Blue, budget and potentially brill By Mike Lowe

The Chromebook category has come an awful long way over the years. The 2018 Acer Chromebook 11 goes to show just how much you can squeeze out of a £249 budget.With both online and offline operation (something lacking at the beginning of Chromebooks'... Read more

Acer Swift 7 (2018) initial review: The laptop gets smartphone thin
Acer Swift 7 (2018) initial review: The laptop gets smartphone thin By Mike Lowe

Just when you think the laptop has got about as slim as it can get, a company pushes the envelope. Which is exactly what Acer has done with the new Swift 7, described as the world's thinnest laptop.It's a claim that we wouldn't dispute, either. Indeed,... Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 embraces USB-C and Google Play
Acer Chromebook 11 embraces USB-C and Google Play By Rik Henderson

Acer has announced a new Chromebook line that will sport USB-C connections and Google Play, so can play and run millions of Android apps on the device itself.The Acer Chromebook 11 starts at £249 and features an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display. It can... Read more

Acer’s updated Swift 7 is once again the ‘thinnest laptop in the world’ and squeezes in 4G LTE, too
Acer’s updated Swift 7 is once again the ‘thinnest laptop in the world’ and squeezes in 4G LTE, too By Dan Grabham

Acer has updated its Swift 7 in time for CES 2018 and given it an even thinner chassis – now just 8.98mm thick (it was around 10mm previously). What’s more, Acer has even managed to squeeze in an Intel XMM cellular modem, so you can have always-on... Read more

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1
Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1 By Mike Lowe

With the rise of the Microsoft Surface and increasing strength in the 2-in-1 market, manufacturers are looking for different ways to stand out from the growing pack. In the case of the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition it's all about power - lots of power.The... Read more

Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge
Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge By Mike Lowe

The Acer Chromebook 15 is the perfect example of how Chromebooks have progressed over recent years. No longer does the word 'Chromebook' dictate an ultra-budget look and feel, with the Acer 15's aluminium panel finish paving the way for this future of... Read more

Acer unveils Holo360 and Vision360 cameras for use on-the-go and in the car
Acer unveils Holo360 and Vision360 cameras for use on-the-go and in the car By Max Langridge

Acer has announced two new 360-degree cameras in the form of the Holo360 and Vision360. The former is a general-use camera for creating videos that can be viewed through virtual reality headsets, while the latter is for use in the car to record collisions... Read more

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges
Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges By Max Langridge

Acer has introduced new models to its Swift, Spin and Switch convertible and detachable Windows 10 devices at IFA 2017.Starting with the Switch 7 Black Edition, which takes the title of being the world's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics.... Read more

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15
Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15 By Max Langridge

Acer has used the IFA show in Berlin, Germany to announce the latest version of the Chromebook 15, the only Chromebook in the world with a large, 15.6-inch display. This new version comes with a refreshed aluminium design and a longer battery life, at... Read more

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice
4.0 stars Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice By Andrew Williams

For a while tech seemed to be getting cheaper. Bargain phones, affordable all-metal laptops and the like gave the careful buyer something to be happy about. But in the last year a lot of gadgets prices have risen, particularly in the UK.The Acer Swift... Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet?
4.5 stars Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet? By Andrew Williams

In the early days Chromebooks were fairly limited things without an internet connection and would only let you install a handful of Chrome extension apps. That's no longer the case: Chromebooks just got a lot more fun. The Acer Chromebook 11 is one of... Read more

Acer unveils two Iconia tablets, including Tab 10 with Quantum dot display
Acer unveils two Iconia tablets, including Tab 10 with Quantum dot display By Max Langridge

Following the launch of the Switch 2-in-1s and Swift notebooks, Acer has unveiled two new 10-inch Iconia tablets; the Iconia Tab 10 and Iconia One 10. Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks Both share many of the same specs:... Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 review: A rugged and well-priced Windows-alternative
4.0 stars Acer Chromebook 11 N7 review: A rugged and well-priced Windows-alternative By Andrew Williams

Chromebooks have been around for years, but we still meet plenty of people who don't know what they are. If you're going to buy a laptop, it might as well be a Windows 10 one, right?Wrong. If you only have £200-odd to spend, something like the Acer Chromebook... Read more

HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S
HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S By Elyse Betters

Microsoft revealed it was working with hardware partners to develop Windows 10 S devices, and now we know which ones.HP and Acer are the first two hardware partners to announce Windows 10 S-powered laptops. That means these laptops run the new, locked-down... Read more

Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses?
3.0 stars Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses? By Adrian Willings

Microsoft is making gentle waves into the world of Virtual Reality (VR) with Windows Mixed Reality, a supposed middle-ground between Augmented Reality (AR) and the VR experience we already know and love.After creating some excitement with Microsoft Hololens... Read more

Acer Switch 5 review: The silent Surface killer?
4.0 stars Acer Switch 5 review: The silent Surface killer? By Mike Lowe

If you're in the market for a 2-in-1 device then there's an increasing amount of choice when it comes to powerful Windows tablets with magnetic clip-on keyboards. And the Acer Switch 5 has all the spec prowess to take on the Microsoft Surface.It's not... Read more

Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap
Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap By Mike Lowe

When Acer CEO Jason Chen showed off the company's latest wearable, the Leap Ware, at Acer's annual conference, the slender looking wrist-wearable looked as though it had promise.That's often been the case with Acer wearables, however, with the majority... Read more

Acer Predator Triton 700 preview: A gaming great is born?
Acer Predator Triton 700 preview: A gaming great is born? By Mike Lowe

Gaming laptops are undergoing change: no longer do they need to be the size of a four-bedroom house to deliver considerable power, as the trimmed-down Acer Predator Triton 700 goes to show.Ok, so it's still about the size of a two-bed semi-detached,... Read more

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs
Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs By Elyse Betters

Acer has unveiled its refreshed Aspire notebook line while at a press event in New York.These are Windows 10 laptops called Aspire 1, Aspire 3, Aspire 5, and Aspire 7, the latter of which (pictured above) is at the top of the line. It features up to... Read more

Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks
Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks By Cam Bunton

At a press event in New York City, Acer took the wraps off its latest portable computing solutions. There's the new Switch 3 and Switch 5 2-in-1 crossovers, and the more traditional, run of the mill Swift 1 and Swift 3 notebooks. Acer Switch 5 and Switch... Read more

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast
Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast By Rik Henderson

Gaming laptops have been growing in popularity at a healthy rate in the last couple of years and Acer's Predator range has been a major driver.Not one to rest on its laurels though, the company has announced a flagship machine that is a beast under the... Read more

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139
Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139 By Rik Henderson

Acer has announced a smart fitness watch that is packed with tracking sensors yet looks more like a standard wristwatch.The Acer Leap Ware has a circular 1.6-inch screen covered in Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. It is also IPX7 water resistant, which will... Read more

Acer Spin 5 review: An affordable all-rounder
4.0 stars Acer Spin 5 review: An affordable all-rounder By Andrew Williams

Tech is getting more expensive. Apple, Tesla, Nescafe and just about every other company out there has either already put up prices in the UK, or is planning to do so.That makes laptops like the Acer Spin 5 all the more important. Normal folk who were... Read more

Acer Swift 7 review: Has Acer finally cracked high-end laptop design?
4.0 stars Acer Swift 7 review: Has Acer finally cracked high-end laptop design? By Andrew Williams

Ask the average person about the themes of 2016 and you'll hear about celebrity deaths and far-right politics spreading across the western world quicker than a cute puppy video.Tech trends were, thankfully, less depressing: we saw a lot of super-super... Read more

Acer Aspire S13 review: Slim and savvily priced
4.5 stars Acer Aspire S13 review: Slim and savvily priced By Andrew Williams

The Acer S13 is a response to the complaint that nice laptops are just too bloomin' expensive. Not everyone can afford to splash out £1,000 on a computer, and Apple's cheapest Air laptops haven't been meaningfully updated in years.The Acer S13 starts... Read more

Release the beast! Acer Predator 21 X gaming laptop boasts 21-inch curved screen and eye-tracking tech
Release the beast! Acer Predator 21 X gaming laptop boasts 21-inch curved screen and eye-tracking tech By Mike Lowe

Release the beast! Acer has unveiled a gigantic 21-inch gaming laptop, the Predator 21 X, which not only boasts the first curved screen in a laptop, but also features eye-tracking technology. Yep, you can now use your eyes to trigger commands in some... Read more

Acer Spin 7 preview: Flexible design with a touch of class
Acer Spin 7 preview: Flexible design with a touch of class By Mike Lowe

The convertible laptop game has gone from strength to strength, with the latest devices sporting slender bodies and discrete hinge mechanisms that make such flip-around screen devices as good-looking as their top-end notebook cousins. Acer's take in... Read more

Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Affordability is its ace
4.0 stars Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Affordability is its ace By Mike Lowe

The laptop-replacement market is going from strength to strength, with every manufacturer worth its salt looking to innovate in the 2-in-1 market and stand apart from the top-of-the-pack Microsoft Surface. With the Acer Switch Alpha 12, the Taiwanese... Read more

Acer's new all-metal X3 laptops aim at MacBook Air but for less
Acer's new all-metal X3 laptops aim at MacBook Air but for less By Cam Bunton

Acer has launched a brand new notebook series. With the MacBook Air firmly in focus, the computer giant has built the revamped TravelMate X3 series: an all-metal, slim and SSD-based Windows 10 laptop. The TravelMate X349 is the first in new X3 series... Read more

Acer Predator G1 desktop comes with its own suitcase... for first 1,000 punters
Acer Predator G1 desktop comes with its own suitcase... for first 1,000 punters By Mike Lowe

We had an inkling that Acer was going to lift the lid on new Predator gear at its global press conference in New York. Front and centre of its line-up is the new Predator G1 desktop.Which, it turns out, is sort-of portable. It even comes with its own... Read more

Battery boom: Acer Zest Plus phone crams in 5,000mAh for two-day life
Battery boom: Acer Zest Plus phone crams in 5,000mAh for two-day life By Mike Lowe

It's not often we see an Acer phone - as most of them don't end up in the UK - but the just-announced Acer Zest Plus has got one really big thing going for it: a massive 5,000mAh battery capacity.That's more capacious than even the likes of the Huawei... Read more

Acer announces fanless Intel Core i7 device, the Switch Alpha 12
Acer announces fanless Intel Core i7 device, the Switch Alpha 12 By Mike Lowe

With Microsoft Surface ruling the roost in its market, Acer wants a piece of the pie. So it's come out punching, with the announcement of the Switch Alpha 12 - the world's first 2-in-1 device with 6th generation Intel Core i sensor without a fan.Yep,... Read more

Next at Acer: Watch the Predator and laptops live-stream here
Next at Acer: Watch the Predator and laptops live-stream here By Mike Lowe

It's Acer time. The Taiwanese company is all set to unveil new products at its global press conference, starting 16:00 BST (that's 11:00 EST in New York City where the conference is taking place), and you can watch it via the stream live below.So what... Read more

Acer Predator gaming laptops, desktops, projector and more hit India
Acer Predator gaming laptops, desktops, projector and more hit India By Luke Edwards

Acer has taken the wraps off its Predator range of gaming-focused machines that are headed to India. That includes Acer Predator laptops, desktops, monitors and projector.The Acer Predator range is in the same market as the Dell Alienware or Asus Rog... Read more

Acer Iconia One 8: Super-cheap Android tablet for children and newbs
Acer Iconia One 8: Super-cheap Android tablet for children and newbs By Luke Edwards

Acer has unveiled a new tablet at CES in Las Vegas this year which aims to rock the affordable tablet world with its compact 8-inch form. Meet the Acer Iconia One 8.The Iconia One 8 is aimed at families meaning it's nice and simple for children and beginners... Read more

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Your non-Lumia Windows 10 smartphone
Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Your non-Lumia Windows 10 smartphone By Chris Hall

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is your first non-Lumia option for Windows 10 phone, if you want something other than Microsoft's home grown device.The Acer Liquid Jade Primo was first shown off at IFA 2015, where it was initially revealed with a Continuum... Read more

Acer outs updated Aspire R 14, portable Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one as Windows 10 slew continues
Acer outs updated Aspire R 14, portable Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one as Windows 10 slew continues By Chris Hall

With Microsoft announcing its own hardware for Windows 10 recently, the roadshow continues, bringing more devices from more manufacturers. Now is the turn of Acer.Acer has previously shown a number of devices destined for Windows 10, including its smartphone,... Read more

Acer Chromebook R11: Fully flexible Chromebook packs IPS screen on a budget
Acer Chromebook R11: Fully flexible Chromebook packs IPS screen on a budget By Mike Lowe

We've seen a dozen Chromebooks and it's fair to say few have ever impressed us. Why? Because of poor screen choices with limited angles of view.Not so the Acer Chromebook R11. By packing in an IPS touchscreen panel this 11.6-incher can be tilted to extreme... Read more

Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego
Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego By Mike Lowe

What you're looking at is not a retro hi-fi, nor a bento box as Acer CEO Jason Chen likened the new Acer Revo Build to when introducing it on stage at the company's IFA press conference in Berlin.Nope, the Acer Revo Build is an assemble-it-yourself modular... Read more

Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard
Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard By Stuart Miles

Acer has showcased a new smartphone at IFA in Germany that will turn into a PC when you connect the accompanying keyboard that comes in the box.The new "PC Phone" will be called the Jade Primo, and will use the new Microsoft Continuum feature in Microsoft's... Read more