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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

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

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 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 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 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

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'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

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'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

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 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 Revo Build is a modular PC that you can add new components to magnetically
Acer Revo Build is a modular PC that you can add new components to magnetically By Rik Henderson

Acer has followed up last year's small form factor Revo PC with a new model that's also modular, so users can add and take away elements as they require.The Revo Build comes with two main components, the main unit and the graphics, and then other modules... Read more

Acer unveils the first all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch touch display
Acer unveils the first all-in-one Chromebase with 21.5-inch touch display By Elyse Betters

Not to be outdone by Asus' touchscreen Chromebook Flip, Acer has introduced a new Chrome OS device with a touch display.Acer offers several Chrome OS devices, such as a Chromebox, Chromebooks, and the Chromebase series, the latter of which has a new touch-enabled... Read more

Acer Intel RealSense laptops mean Minority Report gesture controls are here
Acer Intel RealSense laptops mean Minority Report gesture controls are here By Luke Edwards

Acer has announced from CES 2015 in Las Vegas that it will be releasing new laptops this month that use Intel RealSense 3D cameras for gesture controls.Like the film Minority Report, that's had us dreaming about gesture controls ever since, users will... Read more

Acer Chromebook 15 takes Chrome OS large with 15.6-inch display
Acer Chromebook 15 takes Chrome OS large with 15.6-inch display By Chris Hall

Acer is pushing into larger Chromebook territory with the Chromebook 15, sporting a 15.6-inch display. Launched at CES 2015, the new Chromebook gives you 27 per cent more space to get productive over the more common 13.3-inch models. The new model will... Read more

This 4K laptop from Acer is a UHD gamer's mobile dream
This 4K laptop from Acer is a UHD gamer's mobile dream By Luke Edwards

Acer has unveiled its V Nitro Black Edition Series laptop with a 4K UHD screen. So where it loses points for a silly name it more than makes up for it with an eye-watering display and enough power to make use of all those pixels.The V Nitro Black screen... Read more

This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month
This is Acer's new Chromebox: It's called CXI and launches next month By Elyse Betters

Acer has unveiled a new desktop system that starts at $180. Called Chromebox CXI, it is basically a budget computer running Google's Chrome OS operating system.Chromeboxes are the desktop equivalent to Chromebook laptops. In fact, Acer said the Chromebox... Read more

Acer C720 is the first Chromebook to offer Intel Core i3, but it'll cost you
Acer C720 is the first Chromebook to offer Intel Core i3, but it'll cost you By Elyse Betters

The Acer C720 Chromebook is a little less affordable now, thanks to a spec bump that includes a new Intel chip.Acer America has introduced the first Chromebook to come with a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor. The news shouldn't be too surprising... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10 unveiled: One device, four positions via magnetic hinge design
Acer Aspire Switch 10 unveiled: One device, four positions via magnetic hinge design By Mike Lowe

Acer has unveiled its Aspire Switch 10 at its A Touch More Connected press event in New York.A 10.1-inch "four in one" Windows 8.1 device that can switch between laptop, tablet, display and "tent" positions, Acer has opted for a magnetic Snap Hinge to... Read more

Acer shows off TA272 HUL Android AIO desktop ahead of CES 2014
Acer shows off TA272 HUL Android AIO desktop ahead of CES 2014 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook available now in Europe
Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook available now in Europe By Luke Edwards

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.... Read more

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

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... Read more

Acer C720-2848 Chromebook launches: Same as C720 but with half RAM and cheaper price
Acer C720-2848 Chromebook launches: Same as C720 but with half RAM and cheaper price By Elyse Betters

Acer's C720 Chromebook packs a powerful punch and only costs $249 (£199 in the UK), but it appears the laptop maker thought it could deliver a quality machine at an even more attractive price point. Say hello to the new Acer C720-2848.At just $199.99,... Read more

Acer's CEO resigns after bad third-quarter losses of $446 million
Acer's CEO resigns after bad third-quarter losses of $446 million By Luke Edwards

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 with... Read more

Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts
Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Acer Aspire R7 refresh adds Intel Haswell, a touchscreen and an active pen
Acer Aspire R7 refresh adds Intel Haswell, a touchscreen and an active pen By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Acer says more Chromebook and Android-based products are coming
Acer says more Chromebook and Android-based products are coming By Elyse Betters

Acer has noticed a shift in the industry from laptops toward mobile devices, so it plans to pull back focus on Microsoft-based products to expand on Chromebook and Android-based products instead.Taiwan-based Acer -  the world's fourth-largest PC maker... Read more

Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek edition to go up for auction, one of only 25 made
Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek edition to go up for auction, one of only 25 made By Hunter Skipworth

Acer is to put up for auction a limited Star Trek Into Darkness edition of its Aspire R7 notebook. The laptop, which looks more like the Enterprise than a computer, is part of a special limited run of only 25 R7 limited edition notebooks to celebrate... Read more

Acer Aspire S7 updated with new tech, S3 gets makeover to look like S7
Acer Aspire S7 updated with new tech, S3 gets makeover to look like S7 By Stuart Miles

Acer has announced a new version of it's flagship Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S7, at Computex in Taiwan on Monday.The new model features Intel's new 4th-generation core processor, dubbed Haswell, with a new IPS 2,560x1440 10-point touch Gorilla Glass... Read more

Acer Iconia W3: The first 8.1-inch Windows tablet
Acer Iconia W3: The first 8.1-inch Windows tablet By Stuart Miles

The Acer Iconia W3. That's the name of the new 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet announced by Acer at Computex in Taiwan on Monday and the device that starts a new size of Windows 8 tablets.The Acer Iconia W3 was introduced today at a press event at Computex... Read more

Acer to launch $400 AiO PC with Haswell and Android?
Acer to launch $400 AiO PC with Haswell and Android? By Elyse Betters

Acer allegedly plans to release an Intel Haswell-powered, all-in-one PC running Android. CNET on Friday, citing Acer as its source, reported that Acer would announce the AiO PC next week and that it would launch with an Intel 3GHz Core i5 4430 Haswell processor... Read more

Acer Aspire R7 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook launched, the Star Trek PC that promises 'revolution'
Acer Aspire R7 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook launched, the Star Trek PC that promises 'revolution' By Rik Henderson

As part of its New York City press conference, Acer has announced the Aspire R7, a Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen notebook that it describes as "revolutionary" and teased in a recent Star Trek-themed viral.The 15.6-inch laptop has been very much designed... Read more

Acer Aspire V5 series updated, V7 introduced, bringing slim and light notebook options
Acer Aspire V5 series updated, V7 introduced, bringing slim and light notebook options By Chris Hall

Acer has announced an updated line of Aspire V5 notebooks, as well as introducing a new V7 Ultrabook, at a press event in New York.The Acer Aspire V5 brings with it a number of enhancements over the previous generation, including 8 per cent larger key... Read more

Acer Aspire P3 revealed: Tablet meets Ultrabook in easy-to-detach design
Acer Aspire P3 revealed: Tablet meets Ultrabook in easy-to-detach design By Mike Lowe

Acer has announced a slew of new devices, including the Aspire P3, an 11.6-inch tablet-meets-Ultrabook which can be used as a powerful tablet or easily attached to its dock to take the form of a laptop.With a weight of 1.4kg and measuring in at just under... Read more

Acer to reveal Star Trek Into Darkness convertible laptop on 3 May
Acer to reveal Star Trek Into Darkness convertible laptop on 3 May By Hunter Skipworth

Acer has teased a new convertible laptop for a 3 May reveal, which looks to be based around the yet to be released Star Trek Into Darkness movie. The teaser trailer, which sees Kirk and chums falling off of things alongside an Acer laptop, gives a few... Read more

Acer C7 Chromebook joins Samsung Chromebook, forgets Android offers superior battery life
Acer C7 Chromebook joins Samsung Chromebook, forgets Android offers superior battery life By Stuart Miles

Acer has announced a new Chromebook on Monday, challenging Samsung and its Chromebook offering in the Chrome OS stakes.The new model, dubbed the Acer C7, will come with a full-size keyboard, fully clickable trackpad and an 11.6-inch display, but just... Read more

Acer reinforces Packard Bell as affordable, launches EasyNote TE and TV laptops
Acer reinforces Packard Bell as affordable, launches EasyNote TE and TV laptops By Chris Hall

Packard Bell has announced the launch of two new 15.6-inch notebooks today, as parent company Acer looks to differentiate between the brands the group owns. Acer told us it would be pushing the premium with Acer, with Packard Bell taking the more affordable... Read more

Acer Aspire S7: The first Windows 8 touchscreen Ultrabook
Acer Aspire S7: The first Windows 8 touchscreen Ultrabook By Stuart Miles

Acer has just announced two new Windows 8 Ultrabooks with a built-in touchscreen: the 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch Aspire S7.The new touch-enabled laptops have been revealed at the Computex trade show in Taipei and promise to let users get the most from Microsoft's... Read more

Acer Aspire One 756 netbook comes with a choice of processors
Acer Aspire One 756 netbook comes with a choice of processors By Danny Brogan

Acer is giving its customers the chance to decide what type of processor they want installed in their new Aspire One 756 netbooks.Consumers can opt for either an Intel Celeron processor (877) or Intel Pentium processor (967/987), depending on what they... Read more

Acer V3 series reminds us there's more to life than Ultrabooks
Acer V3 series reminds us there's more to life than Ultrabooks By Paul Lamkin

It may seem that the only laptops available now are Ultrabooks, but that's not the case. In fact, Acer has just unveiled a pretty nifty range that proves otherwise – the Acer V3 series.Available in 14, 15.6 and 17.3-inch models, the V3 range packs Sandy... Read more