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

MediaTek 7nm MT8192 & 6nm MT8195 Chipsets Announced for Chromebooks with Arm Cortex A78 CPU & Mali-G57 GPU

With consumer tech sites being so obsessed about mobile phones and their chipsets, or the latest laptop/PC processors, it is easy to forget that brands like MediaTek develop chipsets for other devices. While Qualcomm is investing their time into Windows on Arm, MediaTek is instead focussing on Chromebooks. MediaTek today unveiled its MT8192 and MT8195 … 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

Dell Chromebook 11 Inch 3189 2-in-1 Convertible Student Laptop Review

It has been around three years since I have done a Chromebook review and since then the OS has come a long way. Primarily the ability to install Android apps exponentially improved the functionality of the devices, allowing them to sit nicely between Windows laptops and Android tablets while staying (mostly) affordable. Chromebooks don’t get … Read more

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 There are … Read more

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 … Read more

Acer Chromebook 13 Review

We have not had the opportunity to review a Chromebook in the past, nor have we been particularly interested in them personally. With low cost laptops being able to perform reasonably well for basic tasks we never really saw the point of this niche tablets. However after a few days of using the Acer Chromebook … Read more