Acer Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300 & Nitro 5 Gaming refreshed with RTX 30 series GPU including new GeForce RTX 3050 & Ti

This week Acer has refreshed several of their gaming orientated laptops including the Predator Triton 300, Predator Helios 300 and Nitro 5. This refresh including using the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core H-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs For the GPU, these will be one of the first laptops to offer … Read more

Acer Spin 513 Review – The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c offers superior performance than cheaper MediaTek Chromebooks

The Acer Spin 513 is the first Chromebook to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, which aims to offer increased performance and superior battery life compared to existing Arm based MediaTek Chromebooks while keeping things affordable. Acer Spin 513 CP513-1H Specifications Operating System: Chrome OS Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 8nm 2x Kryo 468 Gold (Arm … Read more

Acer Swift 3x Review – How does the Intel Xe Max GPU perform vs MX250 on Matebook 13

The new Acer Swift 3x is one of the first laptops on the market to launch with the new discrete Iris Xe Max GPU. It is far from a gaming GPU but instead aimed at aimed at improving performance for GPU orientated productivity such as photo and video editing.  The Xe Max GPU will therefore … Read more

Acer PM1 15.6 Inch FHD Portable Monitor Review – Cheap and cheerful but with compatibility issues due to USB-C DP Alt Mode – PM161Qbu

With the high bandwidth and power rating of USB-C there has been a growing number or portable monitors become available in recent years.

They are a great investment for anyone needing to set up a temporary monitor. Anyone working from home in the past year that doesn't have a permanent home office set up would likely appreciate the ease you can set these up and pack them away.

The Acer PM1 was launched last year with an RRP of £169.99, making it very affordable, being one of the cheapest options on the market. However, it is regularly available at a discount, and Amazon has had it for £109.99 on and off since January. It is only since March it has shot back up to £169.99. At £110, it is by far the cheapest option on the market.

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Acer PM161Qbu 15.6 Inch Full HD Portable Monitor, Black (IPS...
  • PORTABLE MONITOR: Weighing less than a kilo and...
  • Full HD: The Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080)...
  • USB-C: With the USB-C connection all you need is a...
  • Smooth and blur free: With a 60 Hz refresh rate...

Specification

  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • 800:1 contrast ratio
  • USB Type C with microUSB for optional power
  • 60Hz / 7ms Response Time
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Portable
  • 970g in weight
  • 377 mm x 234.7 mm x 20 mm

Design and Build Quality

This is an affordable portable monitor, so the overall build quality is as expected. It is very plasticky and feels a little cheap. The plastic construction helps this be ultra-light though, at just 970g, this is ideal for travelling with, should you need a multi-monitor set up when working away.

The monitor comes with a foam type laptop sleeve, which will offer some protection, but if you plan to travel with it properly, you will likely need some sort of hardcover to protect the display itself.

The rear of the monitor has a little plastic pull-down stand allowing it to stand up on its own without having to attach anything. The two ports are then located on the left-hand side of the monitor. The microUSB port is for power only.

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Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & GeForce GTX 1650 Announced for £699 [A715-42G] – ASPIRE 5 with Ryzen 7 5700U for £749.99

Today, at CES 2021, Acer has announced the Acer Aspire 7 and Acer Aspire 5 which will be some of the first laptops to launch with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. More are due to be launched later tonight. Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU Acer … Read more

Acer Nitro 5 upgraded with AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX CPU + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 options with QHD 165 Hz or FHD 360 Hz displays – Coy about RTX 3080 price

Following the Nvidia and AMD announcements, AMD has also announced their latest gaming laptops to feature the new hardware. The catch with this press release is that AMD has stated the top options that are available for the laptops but then provided the prices for the bottom options. Obviously, not wanting to give us sticker … Read more

14” Acer Predator Triton 300 SE with Intel Core i7-11370H & Nividia GeForce RTX 3060 announced for £1399

Today, Acer introduced a new laptop in their line up, the new portable but powerful Predator Triton 300 SE. This should be the perfect solution for anyone that needs to be mobile but still want the power to play modern games or do GPU intensive work such as video and photo editing.   I managed … Read more

CES 2021: Acer Chromebook Spin 514 Launched with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C / Ryzen 5 3500C (CP514-1H & CP514-HH)

The second CES 2021 announcement from Acer is the two new Acer Chromebook Spin 514, they are identical, just one is designed for enterprise use and features Chrome Enterprise security features with Zero-touch enrolment. AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors with Radeon graphics The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is Acer’s first to utilize the latest … Read more

CES 2021: Acer launches 144 Hz 4K G-Sync Predator XB323QK Monitor & Nitro XV282K KV, Predator XB273U NX monitors

As part of CES 2021, Acer has launched three new monitors. It is not a terribly exciting launch because they had already announced two of them, but now we know the price and month of release. All these new monitors will be launched in May, so a few months for you to save up. Acer … Read more

Acer introduces ConceptD 300 PC with GeForce RTX 3070, ConceptD 7 Notebooks get 10th Gen Intel Core processors

Today, Acer refreshed their ConceptD range of devices during their next@acer global press conference. These are premium devices aimed at the creative market which are designed to be both aesthetically pleasing while having the powerful enough to handle creative work such as rendering and 3D modelling. ConceptD 300 – 18L case with GeForce RTX 3070 … Read more

Acer Swift & Spin Series updates with Intel Core i5-1130G7 & i7-1185G7 CPUs with Iris Xe graphics. Acer Aspire to be one of the first GeForce MX450 based laptops

Continuing the massive list of new products being launched by Acer at their next@acer global press conference. Acer has updated its consumer range of laptops including the Swift, Spin and Aspire series. Iris Xe Max discrete GPUs on Core i5-1130G7 and the Core i7-1185G7 Perhaps the highlight of the new announcement is the inclusion of … Read more

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. … Read more

Acer Chromebook 714 Review – A solid choice for a student laptop – Be aware of US & UK differences

I don’t often cover Chromebooks, the last time being the Dell Chromebook 11, which I had forgotten about until writing this. I have become a bit of a convert since using this, with it being well made, quick to load and login, a superb battery and plenty of performance to handle all the apps I … Read more

Acer Predator Triton 300 Review – An affordable RTX 2070 gaming laptop – PT315-52

I have previously reviewed the Acer Predator Triton 500 and Triton 900 last year. Acer has now loaned me the attractively priced Acer Predator Triton 300 which has recently been updated with the latest i7-10750H and features the RTX 2070 MaxQ. It is about the cheapest laptop you can find with this specification, but have … Read more

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 Announced – Premium convertible based on project Athena (CP713-2W)

The latest Chromebook from Acer is a premium convertible with two variations, one for students (CP713-2W) and the other an enterprise orientated model. The new Chromebook uses the 10th Gen Intel Core processors that deliver the latest in connectivity, productivity, performance and platform stability, designed to enable the superior productivity and performance that businesses need … Read more