Latest Acer laptop reviews

Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here
3.5 stars Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here By Andrew Williams

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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

Acer Aspire R11 review: Budget highs and lows
3.5 stars Acer Aspire R11 review: Budget highs and lows By Andrew Williams

It's a pretty good time to be shopping for a cheap laptop, with hybrids, Chromebooks and plain ole laptops each available from a couple of hundred quid... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: The bold yet budget 2-in-1 (hands-on)
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: The bold yet budget 2-in-1 (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

A third of the way through 2014 we were introduced to the Acer Aspire Switch 10, a 2-in-1 tablet-meets-laptop device that, despite its somewhat blocky... Read more

Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531: Big and budget (hands-on)
Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531: Big and budget (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

It's not the first time we've seen the Acer Chromebook 15, but the CB3-531 version, unveiled at Acer's global press conference, adds some extras to the... Read more

Acer Revo One RL85: The mini PC for work and play (hands-on)
Acer Revo One RL85: The mini PC for work and play (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

It's not the first time we've seen a mini PC, but the Acer Revo One RL85's dinky one-litre scale means you can wave goodbye to the bulky tower of old,... Read more

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)
Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on) By Stuart Miles

Acer has continued its push into the world of Chromebook with yet another model, this time a rather large 15.6-inch offering for those that want to enjoy... Read more

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist
Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist By Mike Lowe

The Acer Aspire Switch family continues to grow, with the forthcoming Switch 12 showcasing not only a number of varied position options, but it's one of... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses
Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses By Britta O'Boyle

Acer announced the Aspire Switch 11 during its press conference at IFA 2014, bringing another multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device to its portfolio.We... Read more

Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)
4.0 stars Acer Aspire S3 review (2014) By Andrew Williams

Slim, light, good-looking laptops are great. If you spend half your life rushing between places with more work to do than is strictly healthy then a decent... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10 pictures and hands-on
Acer Aspire Switch 10 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

When we see the Aspire brand we immediately think laptops. But Acer is on a mission to change in 2014, as the "four in one" Acer Aspire Switch 10 can attest.... Read more

Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review
Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Acer C7 Chromebook hands-on, the no-nonsense Haswell Chromebook improves over its predecessor
Acer C7 Chromebook hands-on, the no-nonsense Haswell Chromebook improves over its predecessor By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Acer Aspire S3 (2013) pictures and hands-on
Acer Aspire S3 (2013) pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

The Acer Aspire S3 has undergone a design overhaul. The 13.3-inch touchscreen laptop now takes several cues from its Aspire S7 cousin. The white-finish... Read more

Acer Aspire S3 and Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on
Acer Aspire S3 and Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on By Cat Thomas

Acer has updated its popular S3 and S7 Aspire Ultrabooks to take advantage of the new Intel fourth-generation processors (Haswell) and the accompanying... Read more

Acer Aspire V7 pictures and hands-on
Acer Aspire V7 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

The introduction of the Aspire V7 updates the V-series Ultrabook line. Pocket-lint was on hand at the official unveiling at Acer's product launch in New... Read more

Acer Aspire P3 pictures and hands-on
Acer Aspire P3 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

We've seen our fair share of laptop-meets-tablet hybrid devices, some have left us hot, others cold. Acer's latest foray into the Windows 8 fold is the... Read more

Acer Aspire R7 pictures and hands-on
Acer Aspire R7 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

That's not your eyes deceiving you, and there's no Photoshop trickery afoot here: that is a keyboard in front of the trackpad. And this is the Acer Aspire... Read more

Acer Aspire V5 Touch (V5-571P-53316G50)
3.5 stars Acer Aspire V5 Touch (V5-571P-53316G50) By Mike Lowe

Laptops seem to fall into two main camps these days: pricey Ultrabook-like models that, let's face it, can be astronomically expensive, and those less-hot... Read more

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook
3.5 stars Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook By Mike Lowe

Windows 8 has seen the rebirth of, well, pretty much every existing Ultrabook with a new touchscreen equivalent. But the Acer Aspire S7 is more than that.... Read more

Acer C7 Chromebook
3.0 stars Acer C7 Chromebook By Mike Lowe

The Acer C7 Chromebook is a budget, sub-£200 laptop built around the Chrome "browser only" operating system. The price sounds attractive, but it means... Read more

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook
3.5 stars Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook By Mike Lowe

Apple’s MacBook Air has started something of a war. Ultrabooks - the name being thrown around to describe manufacturers’ slender yet powerful, Windows... Read more

Acer Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on
Acer Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on By Lars-Göran Nilsson

Acer announced a pair of shiny new Ultrabooks at Computex and we were on hand to have a play with the new thin models.To say that the new models were popular... Read more

Acer Timeline M3 Ultra
3.5 stars Acer Timeline M3 Ultra By Hunter Skipworth

The term Ultrabook becomes more loosely defined with every release under its name. The latest to bend the ultra-slim rules, the Acer Timeline M3 Ultra,... Read more

Acer Aspire 5749
3.5 stars Acer Aspire 5749 By Chris Holmes

Not everyone wants to pay for all the latest and greatest extras on a laptop. From USB 3 to WiDi, and audiophile sound to slim brushed metal design, the... Read more

Acer Timeline Ultra pictures and hands-on
Acer Timeline Ultra pictures and hands-on By Dan Sung

While the main focus of the Acer press conference at CES 2012 was the thinnest laptop in the world that is the Acer Aspire S5, it shouldn't go without... Read more

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on By Dan Sung

With its second bite at the Ultrabook cherry, Acer looks to have hit the heights. This time, instead of a half measure in the shape of the Acer Aspire... Read more

Acer Aspire Timeline X 5830T
3.5 stars Acer Aspire Timeline X 5830T By Chris Holmes

Acer's Timeline small business laptops mix both business and pleasure; you get a good quality, if a little basic, machine for not much cash. The latest... Read more

First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951
First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951 By Chris Hall

Acer’s first foray into the new “Ultrabook” category is with the Aspire S3, a slim and light notebook that offers you a proper hardware loadout without... Read more

Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G
4.0 stars Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G By Chris Holmes

Aspire Ethos is Acer’s premium entertainment line of notebooks, and the 5951G is the latest member of the family. Built around the combination of a Sandy... Read more

Acer Aspire 5755G
3.5 stars Acer Aspire 5755G By Chris Holmes

Acer's Aspire 5755G is a general-purpose laptop that packs a "Sandy Bridge" Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA Optimus graphics into a sleek, relatively... Read more

Acer Aspire 5750G
4.0 stars Acer Aspire 5750G By Chris Holmes

Inside the textured blue case of the Acer Aspire 5750G is an interesting mix of new technology (the second generation Core i7 processor and the new Nvidia... Read more

Acer Iconia Tab W500
3.5 stars Acer Iconia Tab W500 By Chris Holmes

How do you make a Windows tablet usable? You include a keyboard. That's not actually a fair description of the Acer Iconia Tab W500 (which is nowhere near... Read more

Acer Aspire One D255
4.0 stars Acer Aspire One D255 By Chris Hall

The Acer Aspire One D255 serves up a new Intel Atom N550 processor, offering dual cores, as well as two operating systems – Windows 7 Starter and Android... Read more

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