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When Acer and Microsoft pulled back the curtain on the Windows 10-powered Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, they were mercilessly stingy with the details. Fortunately that changes today, as Acer just shared every last specification for their affordable Google Chromebook competitor. It's not going to move your needle if you're used to enthusiast-level notebooks, but for the casual consumer or budget-strapped student, the Aspire One Cloudbook leaves a compelling value proposition on the table.  There will be 2 baseline models launching later this month, and Microsoft Stores appear to the... Read more...
We've got a fairly well defined set of expectations with today's current crop of ultrabooks. What you trade away in performance, you usually gain in convenience with these ultra-light, ultra-portable, and easy to carry laptops. We wouldn't make an ultrabook our primary gaming system or video-encoding cruncher, for example, but we would definitely carry one around with us for everyday computing tasks like Web browsing, managing spreadsheets, some Netflix, and maybe a bit of light gaming (sorry, Witcher 3 fans). We were pleasantly surprised to see Acer's Aspire S7-393 perform so well on most... Read more...
It’s back-to-school season, which has traditionally been a good time to pick up a laptop or tablet at a decent price. Asus just released a low-cost Chromebook that is worth a look, but Windows users are getting some love, too. The Acer One 10 is a 10.1-inch Windows tablet (with a keyboard) that rolls in at just under $200. The One 10’s hardware is understandably light, given the tablet’s price tag, but the tablet comes across as a fairly competent 10-incher, at least on paper. It combines an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. There’s also a microSD... Read more...
It seems as though just about every consumer electronics company wants a piece of the red hot wearables market now. And we’re not just talking about smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Motorola Moto 360, but from Microsoft Band and Fitbit fitness trackers. Acer is the latest that wants in on the action and has introduced its first wearable for the U.S. market: the Liquid Leap+. The Liquid Leap+ features a 0.94-inch touch screen OLED display (128x32), Cortex M0 processor, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, and an IPX7 waterproof rating. The integrated lithium-polymer battery gives the wearable a runtime... Read more...
Microsoft is done being undercut by Google and its low-priced, cloud-driven Chromebooks. During its Worldwide Partner Conference, Redmond revealed its own inexpensive alternative, the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook. The $169 Windows 10 notebook will hit stores in August.  Acer's Aspire One Cloudbook will sport an 11.6-inch screen and ship with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10, and another model will be available with a 14-inch display. We know little else about the Cloudbook, but at $169 the price alone is an aggressive statement. Chromebooks are far from capturing a majority slice of the market,... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, we kick around the ultra cheap OCZ Trion Solid State Drive, Lenovo's ridiculously light LaVie Z 360 ultrabook, Acer's 34-inch Curved Freesync LCD, the fate of Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft's massive impending layoff, hints at our latest give-away of some great new Intel mini PC technology and more. Yes, much more! Follow us and subscribe! HotHardwareVids On Youtube 1:05 - OCZ Trion 100 Series SSD Review: Driving Cost Out Of Solid State Storage 9:58 - Lenovo LaVie Z And LaVie Z 360 Reviews: Taking Thin And Light To A Whole New Level... Read more...
Acer is on a bit of a roll in the gaming monitor space. First they challenged the excellent ASUS ROG Swift with their obtusely-named but glorious XB270HU, which delivered the holy grail: 1440p, G-Sync support, 144Hz refresh rate, and an IPS panel. Now they're raising the bar on the FreeSync side of the fence with the XR341CK, a 34" curved display that simultaneously elicits drool and then shrieks of horror from our wallets.  Let's get the price tag out of the way first: Acer's XR341CK will run you $1099, but it does bring an ample amount of features to the table. First and foremost is... Read more...
Acer is hoping to attract users who want flexibility with the company’s latest Aspire R 13 convertible notebook. Featuring their semi-unique "Ezel Aero" hinge, the R 13 can convert between various notebook and tablet style modes, giving you six different usage positions in a thin and light design.The Acer Aspire R 13 measures less than an inch thick and weighs just over 3 pounds. You’ll find a 13.3-inch touch screen display with two resolution options depending on model chosen. This display is affixed to a hinge at the sides which enables it to rotate 180-degrees. For greater stability, Acer uses... Read more...
Acer already has a major presence in the United States, but up until now, it hasn't tried competing in the smartphone market on U.S. soil. That's about the change. As we head into the weekend, Acer announced that it's expanding its smartphone business stateside with the launch of its Liquid M220 handset in Microsoft Stores.The Liquid M220 is Acer's first Liquid-branded handset to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 platform. It will also be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows Phone 10 when it comes out, presumably by the end of summer. In the meantime, Liquid M220 owners can enjoy Windows Phone 8.1... Read more...
Yesterday we brought you a slew of new back-to-school computers and tablets from Acer, and today we’re diving into a brand new display offering from the company — and boy is it featured-packed. The new XR341CKA bring with it 34-inches of curved screen gaming-oriented goodness with a zero-frame design and 21:9 aspect ratio. The IPS panel has a resolution of 3,440x1440 and a variable refresh rate courtesy of NVIDIA G-SYNC. The panel will deftly sync up with your NVIDIA graphics card’s render rate, which should do wonders to help minimize input lag and screen tearing (the display maxes out at 75Hz).... Read more...
Acer and Hewlett-Packard are definitely working from a different calendar from the rest of us mere mortals. Back-to-school season usually starts in late summer, but HP dropped a truckload of student-oriented notebooks and convertibles on us yesterday. Acer is jumping onboard today with the announcement of a wide portfolio of back-to-school products ranging from tablets to notebooks to 2-in-1 notebooks to convertibles. The first of these new products that we will cover is the new Aspire Switch 10 E 2-in-1 notebook. The Switch 10 E comes equipped with a second generation Acer Snap Hinge 2 and a plentiful... Read more...
Remember when tablets were supposed to render the PC market obsolete? Yeah, that may have been a slight overreaction by analysts to an emerging category that grew quickly due to the initial excitement, but now that the dust has settled, we can see just how unfounded those fears were. After all, another 68.5 million PCs were shipped and added to the tally in the first quarter of 2015 alone, with Lenovo leading the way. Sure, that represents 6.7 percent year-over-year decline in shipments, but we're still talking about tens of millions of PCs in a single quarter, 14.2 million of which landed in the... Read more...
Chromebooks based on Google’s Chrome OS are making some inroads in the notebook market — especially in education — but the same can’t be said for two other form-factors of Chrome OS-based computers: the Chromebox and the Chromebase. Acer hopes to at least shift some momentum towards Chromebases (all-in-one Chrome OS desktops) with the introduction of the aptly named Acer Chromebase. The focal point of the Acer Chromebase is of course its massive 21.5-inch display, which packs in Full HD resolution (1080p). Acer also says that this is the first Chromebase to come with a touch display (10-point multi-touch).... Read more...
Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook 910 was introduced in January and is already a competent performer. The Chromebook 910 has been available with Broadwell-based Intel Celeron and Core i3 processors and can be configured with a Full HD (1920x1080) IPS display (base systems come saddled with a 1366x768 display). The Chromebook C910 and Acer’s wide selection of other Chrome OS-based notebooks has allowed it to capture roughly 40 percent of the Chromebook market according to Gartner. Today, Acer is ramping up the Chromebook C910’s performance with the announcement of a new processor option: a fifth Generation... Read more...
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