Latest Acer laptop reviews

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 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 Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches

Acer Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches

By Mike Lowe

In a world where laptops often look like carbon copies between brands and model ranges, it's not always in the visual aspect that innovation can be found. Sure, the Acer Swift 5 looks snazzy in its blue and gold finish, but its real selling point is its... 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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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 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 these days. So there's no need to spend a small fortune on your next portable computer.The Acer Aspire... 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 design form, was a decent stab at the concept.That model gets a Gorilla Glass-topped re-lick for 2015,... 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 existing range, bringing some added refinement.Well, we say refinement, but first impressions don't... 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, while its versatile feature set means it's more than just a PC.Indeed, by default it comes boxed with... 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 more screen.Acer's goal, according to the company, is to offer a big screen Chrome OS experience... 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 the first devices to feature Intel Core M technology. That means a fanless design, which in turn opens... 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 got our hands on the new 2-in-1 notebook series at the show to see what the 11.6-inch model... 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 one is exactly what you'll need. But to fit the MacBook Air-style blueprint in a Windows 8.1 form... 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. This is Aspire doing laptop, tablet and a number of in-between forms too.The concept isn't new... 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 machines. And Acer has stepped up to the plate and introduced the first affordable touchscreen... 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 model, and with the new Intel Haswell chip on board this is a leaner, meaner machine. But it's still... 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 laptop sports the latest Intel Haswell chipset to bring it up to date for 2013, but also has a 180-degree... 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 benefits, such as improved power efficiency and a thinner form factor, and Pocket-lint was on hand... 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 York city, where we took some time out with the latest laptop.Despite its 15.6-inch screen the V7... 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 Aspire P3: an 11.6-inch device that's a balance between Ultrabook and tablet.The thing we like 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 R7.Is it a laptop, is it a desktop? The Aspire R7 is one of the more unusual takes on the adjustable... 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 budget models such as Chromebooks and those plastic-chassis lower-spec models. Then there's the... 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. This white veneer-like finish laptop sure does look the part and also manages to cram a new 1080p... 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 basic specs rather than a powerhouse are on the cards - which is exactly what some people will be looking... 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 OS-based laptops - are popping up left, right and centre at the moment.The Acer Aspire S3 was one... 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 with the media attending the event would be an understatement, as it took us a good half hour... 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, despite not being particularly thin has a lot about it worth getting excited about.Inside is one of... 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 top-end laptops now offer outstanding features at what can quickly add up to a serious hole in your... 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 note that the Taiwanese computer maker came up with two other perfectly good Ultrabooks at the same... 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 S3 with its hybrid SSD/HDD storage solution, the Acer Aspire S5 goes straight to the top of the Ultrabook... 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 15-inch model adds good looks to the mix, along with a Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor and plenty of... 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 bloating into what were once typical PC dimensions. We’ve seen a number of moves in the Windows... 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 Bridge Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA graphics, with Dolby Sound, this aims to be a multimedia... 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 lightweight shell. It's an all-round home machine, suitable for gaming and getting work done.  The... 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 GeForce GT540M), multimedia features - and the odd compromise to keep the price down, which make... 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 as ungainly as its name), but the Tab doesn't manage to solve all the issues with using Windows... 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 2.2. We’re big fans of Android in mobile phones, but we’ve questioned Android on netbooks before... Read more