Category: Acer

Acer Spin 7 first laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Windows on Arm Notebook Launched with 24 Hour Battery Life

Qualcomm Snapdragon / Arm powered Windows laptops have been around for a few years now, but struggled to gain much traction. The first few iterations were bogged down with performance and compatibility problems. I reviewed the HP Envy X2 a couple of years ago, and while it was good, there were a lot of problems. I still use it now, and it has improved over the years, with Windows receiving regular updates making the laptop more usable. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 vs Gen 1 vs Intel Qualcomm has continued to develop their laptop orientated Arm chipsets and the...

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Acer Swift 7 (2018) Review: The worlds thinnest laptop : SF714-51T Score 83%

Acer Swift 7 (2018) Review: The worlds thinnest laptop : SF714-51T

Not content on making one of the lightest 15-inch laptops on the planet with the Swift 5, Acer have upped the ante and built the thinnest laptop in the world with the Acer Swift 7. Hopefully, this is not like mobile phones, where you sacrifice function over form. Announced back in January at CES 2018 this ultraportable laptop is just 8.98mm thick and it will set you back £1,599.99 via Currys making it one of the most expensive ultraportables on the market. Buy from Currys Features and Specification The main selling point here is its impossibly thin form, which...

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Acer Holo360 Camera Review – An all in one 360-degree action camera Score 80%

Acer Holo360 Camera Review – An all in one 360-degree action camera

I have always been a big fan of Acer products; they make great laptops, monitors as well as the excellent Windows Mixed Reality Headset. They also like to dabble with other products and the most exciting product they have launched recently is the Acer Holo360, which is a 360-degree camera that is built around Android and the Snapdragon 625 SoC. Priced at £299 it joins a growing trend of cameras focussed on 360-degree images and videos. Many of the options are add-ons to your phone that require you to plug it in via the USB/lightning port. A large number...

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Acer Switch 3 Review – SW312-31 Score 87%

Acer Switch 3 Review – SW312-31

It has been 4 years since I have reviewed any of the Acer Switch line, so I thought it was time to see what this budget 2-in-1 has to offer in 2018. The Switch 3 is quite an attractive option from a consumer’s perspective, it is a 2-in-1 with a 12.2-inch display, that resembles the Microsoft Surface Pro but costs £429 for the model I am using. Specification The Switch 3 is equipped with an Intel Pentium N4200, uses an Intel HD Graphics 505 iGPU and has 4096 MB of DDR3 The display specification is a glossy 12.2 inch...

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Acer Announce Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop with new Intel i7-8750H & GTX 1050 Ti

Following the launch of Intel's new mobile chips, we are starting to see announcements from the main OEM with new gaming laptops featuring these chips. Acer is the first up with their Nitro 5 gaming laptop. They are a little shy about the specific chips they are using but the press release states: The Acer Nitro 5 ships with up to the latest 8 th Generation Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7+processors offering an improved six-core design From this, we can assume one of the options has to be either the i7-8750H or the i7-8850H. You will also find the NVIDIA GeForce GTX...

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Sponsored: Acer Spin 5 a portable 2-in-1 that’s perfect for bloggers on the move

Acer has teamed up with lifestyle blogger Em Sheldon to demonstrate how great the Acer Spin 5 is for a professional on the move. Em covers multiple subjects on her blog at emtalks.co.uk including beauty, fashion and fitness and her job is reliant on her being able to produce high-quality content while on the move. Her typical day to day job will require her to do multiple tasks on her laptop from photo editing, recording videos, writing and even accountancy. The video shows how versatile the 2-in-1 Acer Spin 5 is to use in multiple locations and for all...

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ACER Swift 3 15.6″ with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Review Score 83%

ACER Swift 3 15.6″ with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Review

AMD took the PC world by storm last year with the release of their Ryzen based chips. In particular, the R5 1600 and R7 1700 became the recommended CPUs for PC builders. AMD is now hoping for repeated success in the laptop market with the Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U. I am lucky enough to be one of the first people in the UK to get a review sample of the Acer Swift 3 with the Ryzen 5 2500U, so I can see how it stacks up against its Intel equivalents. The new AMD based Swift 3...

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Acer Swift 1 Review – SF113-31-P5CK Score 83%

Acer Swift 1 Review – SF113-31-P5CK

I have reviewed some excellent Acer laptops recently from the paper thing 2-in-1 Spin 7 to the wallet-friendly Acer Chromebook R11. The Acer Swift 1 sites in the middle ground, being an affordable lightweight full Windows 10 notebook. The model I was sent is the SF13-31 model which comes with the following specifications CPU Intel Pentium N4200 Operating System Windows 10 RAM 4GB Hard Drive Size 64GB eMMC Display Size 13.3 Native Resolution 1920x1080 Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 505 Wi-Fi 802.11ac Ports 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, HDMI Output, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Size 13.4...

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Acer announces Convertible Spin 11 Chromebook & Chromebook 11 C732

We have hardly recovered from CES, but Acer are off at BETT 2018 the education technology exhibition based in London where they have announced two new Chromebooks. These are aimed at the budget end of the spectrum, and the C732 is targeted toward the education market. Acer Chromebook Spin 11 A 2-in-1 on a budget, the Chromebook Spin 11has a 360-degree hinge with an 11.6″ 1366×768 IPS display. The exact specification will vary on the configuration, but the options include a quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 or Celeron N3450 processors or the dual-core Celeron N3350. It also comes with 4 or...

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Acer Windows Mixed Reality VR Headset review Score 81%

Acer Windows Mixed Reality VR Headset review

Windows Mixed Reality was first announced back in 2015 under the name Windows Holographic. It wasn’t until October 2016 during a hardware event, Microsoft announced that multiple OEMs would release virtual reality headsets for the Windows Holographic platform, based on Microsoft reference designs enabling room-scale virtual reality without external sensors or components. These initial products were displayed last year at CES with the products finally being released October 2017. These mixed reality headsets are compatible with Microsoft Store and Steam. The Acer Mixed Reality Headset is priced at £399 and come with the headset and two wireless controllers. This...

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Nvidia Unveils 65-inch 120Hz, HDR, G-Sync “Big Format Gaming Displays” by Acer, ASUS & HP : CES 2018

In a somewhat unexpected start to CES 2018, Nvidia has teamed up with Acer, ASUS and HP to launch massive 65-inch 4K 120Hz G-Sync HDR monitors. Aptly named Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) this behemoth display blurs the lines between monitor and TV. Its 65-inch 4K screen can run at 120Hz and uses G-Sync technology to offer butter smooth gaming. The screen is fully compliant with HDR and offers full-array direct backlight delivering 1,000 nits of brightness and the DCI-P3 colour gamut for a top-tier HDR gaming experience. The displays will come packed with Android Shield TV with Google...

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Acer Swift 7, Chromebook 11, Nitro 5 & Spin 3 Announced at CES 2018

CES 2018 officially starts tomorrow with companies releasing details of their products announcements already. Acer is starting things off with the announcement of 4 new laptops. New Acer Swift 7 The Swift series from Acer is excellent; they are ultra-thin ultraportables at prices lower than many other competing brands. The updated Swift 7 is claimed to be the thinnest computer in the world at 8.98mm. It's got an Intel Core i7 chip and integrated LTE connectivity, all-black unibody construction and a 14-inch Gorilla Glass touchscreen. It will be available in the UK in April from around £1599 Acer Spin...

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