New Acer Chromebook Announced – Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H/T) with MediaTek Kompanio 828 & Spin 514 (CP514-2H) with Intel 11th Gen

As part of today’s launch, Acer has announced four new Chromebooks. The most interesting one is the new Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H/T) which features the octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 828 processor. At the time of writing this chipset has not been announced yet. Acer don’t go into details about the exact specification. The current MediaTek Kompanio … Read more

Acer Predator Orion 7000 Desktop PC announced with Intel Alder Lake CPUs, DDR5-4000 RAM & up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Intel has not formally announced the Alder Lake (12th-gen) CPUs yet, and it is expected they will announce them at the Intel Innovation event will take place on 27-28 October. Today, Acer is getting out ahead of this news with the announcement of the new Predator Orion 7000, which will feature the latest unlocked 12th Gen … Read more

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE Review – Flagship laptop gaming performance in a subtle style

This year Acer has launched two special edition laptops with slightly different form factors than the generic 15.6″ and 17″ they typically use. The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE was their first foray into the smaller format 14-inch gaming laptop niche, a category that doesn’t have much competition, and I loved it. The Triton 500 … Read more

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE Announced – 16” special edition with RTX 3080 & 11th gen Intel Core i9-11950H for £1750 – 17.3” Helios 500 similar, but massive| [email protected] 2021

Today at [email protected], the brand announced their 2nd special edition laptop, the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE. I previously reviewed the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE, which is the first sub-15” laptop from Acer and, in my opinion, the best small form gaming laptop on the market at the moment due to the attractive price … Read more

Acer ConceptD SpatialLabs brings stereoscopic 3D display & eye tracking with real-time rendering to laptops

Acer launched the ConceptD product portfolio back in 2019, offering a premium alternative to gaming focussed hardware for content creators. You get a similar sort of specification as you would find on the Predator range of laptops and monitors but with a premium all-white design with factory calibrated screens that are Pantone validated, guaranteeing colour … Read more

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Review – Is it a better buy than the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14?

This year, Acer has padded out the Triton range with a new Triton 300 SE. This new Special Edition gaming laptop is Acer dipper their toes into the sub-15″ category which has far fewer options than the saturated 15″ market. Currently, there are just two competing options, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, which would be … Read more

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 [email protected] 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

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